Trinity Tuesday: Made Over Home In the Italian Market Has Bathroom Balcony

Photos by Kate Devlin

Photos by Kate Devlin

We’ve been racking our brains to remember whether or not we’ve ever covered a Philadelphia home with a similar quirk, but have come up with zilch. It might be safe to say, then, that this is a first on Property: this trinity home on a sliver of Darien Street has a bathroom balcony.

Though maybe not a balcony balcony as much as it’s one of those tiny French balconies with little to no room for sitting and lounging. Still, it is a fairly unique trinity, one that’s been fully renovated and expanded. The private passageway leading to its entrance is newly designed, and the home itself was rebuilt by carpenters. Plus, in addition to having three floors of living space, the lower-level has been finished and has an access window/door and  full bathroom–potential third bedroom? Office maybe?

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Trinity Tuesday: Historic Ringgold Place Home Is On the Market

TREND photos via Redfin

TREND photos via Redfin

The fact of the matter is that even if it didn’t have any notable historical ties, it’d still be a fantastic addition to our collection of on-the-market Philadelphia trinity homes. Of course, that won’t stop us from giving you its background.

Built in the early 1860s, the home is a top-to-bottom Civil War era construction. This may give you a hint as to its historical designation: it’s in Ringgold Place, which at one point saw famed architect George Howe acquire the entire 1900 block of Waverly Street and use the property at 1900 as his office while he worked on the PSFS building!

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Trinity Tuesday: Is This the Largest Trinity You’ve Ever Seen?

Images by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Center City, Walnut

Images by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Center City, Walnut

Woah. Are we really sure this is a trinity? This expansive house on the 1900 block of Waverly Street in Rittenhouse is far from the snug, compact and charmingly cramp compartment houses that we’ve come to know and adore. Guess what? We’re more than okay with that.

First of all, the kitchen is at street level and not in the bunker of a basement. Because of this, there is plenty of natural light and space. Hell, it has a dining area and regular sized appliances. To top it off, it comes with radiant heat floors.

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Trinity Tuesday: Single-Bedroom Tucked Away in Queen Village

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

You know how some trinities have one of their upper level rooms converted into an office or den (or sometimes even a second bedroom)? Well, that’s not the case here. This is a true blue single-bedroom trinity, the sleeping quarters in this instance being on the second floor, and an upgraded tile bathroom with a skylight occupying the entire third level.

The rest of the home, which according to Zillow was constructed circa 1920*, has exposed brick, original random width hardwood floors–the living room hardwoods being made of pine–and three fireplaces, one of which is located in the bedroom. A charming little yard for barbecuing on warmer days is also present, and is accessed via the modern kitchen, which like the shutters, front door, and parts of the living room, has blue as part of its main color scheme. (Details here include wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a stainless steel backsplash.)

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Trinity Tuesday: Wash West Home Boasts Prized Garden, Dormer Bedroom

All TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach - Center City Walnut

All TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut

As a kid, attics seemed like a cool place to have a bedroom: far away enough to enjoy total privacy, but still within the safety of my own home. The second bedroom in this Washington Square West trinity reminds me of such a space. It’s not an attic, but it is a dormer room with original kings-width plank flooring and a roomy closet area on the top floor.

The rest of the home is just as charming. It’s a rehabbed residence on cobblestoned South Jessup Street with no through-traffic, has a prize-winning rear patio garden, as deemed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in their City Gardens contest, and has a freshly finished basement with built-in storage, new hot water heater, and Bosch washer and dryer. A farmhouse sink and newer stainless fridge can be found in the kitchen, where there’s also a Capital gas range with vented hood.

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Trinity Tuesday: You Can’t Have This Trinity Because It’s Mine

Images via Postlets.com

Images via Postlets.com

In the time since starting this post I’ve drifted off into daydream land once twice about this rental. And trust me, it only takes one 30- to 90-second reverie to already have decided what and where furnishings will be installed in my hypothetical trinity residence.

My reasons for mentally marking this one as my own (other than I’m an eccentric dog lady in the making)? It’s fully renovated and pet-friendly. “Pet-friendly” meaning you can bring along Fido or Max or Buddy or Toby on the condition that you get approval from the owner and pay an additional deposit if accepted. (Usually $500 for pups, $250 for cats.) I mean, anything for your canine/feline bestie, right?

Regular deposit info can be found below, but here are some of the house details:

  • New hickory hardwood flooring throughout
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Shower stall bathroom with heated floor tiling, double sink vanity, and new fixtures
  • Exposed brick walls, private patio with storage shed and gated alley to front
  • Ceiling beams and washer/dryer unit in third-floor bedroom

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Trinity Tuesday: Bainbridge Court Unit Steps from Famous 4th Street Deli

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Center City Walnut

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut

As someone who lives within walking distance to Chinese take-outs, a McDonald’s, and a few Brazilian spots that don’t open till after 10am, take it from me, living near a place like the 4th Street Deli would be awesome.

This trinity at Bainbridge Court is in fact just steps from the Deli, meaning if you’re still hanging around when it opens at 8am, why not have yourself a quick breakfast?

Inside the home, hardwood flooring is throughout, save for its lower level kitchen (tile flooring here). A hatch, two utility closets, pantry closet, white cabinetry, and granite countertops can be found here too, while built-in shelving and a brick fireplace are in the first level living room. The second floor offers a bedroom with full bathroom and closet.

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Trinity Tuesday: Restored Century-Old Home in Fitler Square

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - CC Walnut

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – CC Walnut

Its proximity to the the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk may come in handy once spring rolls in, but in the meantime this home has other year-round offerings that make it our trinity pick of the day: it’s in charming Fitler Square, includes a quintessential pine trinity staircase. and was built nearly a century ago (don’t worry, it’s seen extensive updating throughout!).

The home’s most recent revamping was to its lower-level kitchen, which saw work done back in 2012. This room features an exposed brick and stone wall, bamboo floors, granite countertops, and white cabinetry. Amenity-wise it boasts a farmhouse sink, Jenn Air gas stove, Bosch dishwasher, and other stainless steel appliances. An additional sub-basement beneath this room is used for storage and utilities.

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House vs. House: Trinity Tuesday Edition

TREND photos via REMAXX Services (left) and BHHS Fox & Roach  - CC Rittenhouse Hotel (right).

TREND photos via RE/MAXX Services (left) and BHHS Fox & Roach – CC Rittenhouse Hotel (right).

If this were a vlog–and there were no chance of us being sued–every House vs. House match off would begin with that rousing Michael Buffer announcement. And it would fit wouldn’t it? Buffer hails from Philly after all and if there’s any property that’s distinctly Philadelphian it’s the trinity home. (Vote in the poll below for your favorite!)

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Trinity Tuesday: Queen Village Home Offered Fully-Furnished

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Center City Walnut

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut

The cumbersome task of moving all your stuff from one home to another is likely to be one of the most annoying parts of relocating, and we’re assuming the job only gets a tad more laborious when a trinity home is involved (they’re cute but don’t seem to favor the hauling of furniture between its three floors).

Fortunately for whoever decides on this home, the residence is being sold with furniture, electronics, and artwork already in place. And hey, there’s always the possibility of a yard sale if the furnishings are not within your tastes.

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