Trinity Tuesday: Adorable Bella Vista 1BR With Wooden Ladder to Sky

What’s more Philadelphia than a trinity home? This completely charming 872-square-foot one-bedroom is perfect as a starter home for a childless person who, ideally, follows a religious tradition that discourages materialism. It has several unique features: It’s bright, it has high ceilings and has a quirky layout. The first floor is used as a workspace with a separate heater but can also serve as a garage due to roll-up doors. The second floor has a terrific kitchen with a farmhouse sink (everyone wants a farmhouse sink these days) and a custom stairway with repurposed wood rather than the awful carpeted, spiral, ankle-killers of many trinities. The third floor has a Juliet balcony and what some might call “a Lapeyre Stair (alternating stair treads) to skylight with roof access” but which we’d call “a wooden ladder to the roof.” The change in language doesn’t make it less winning, though. The view is great.

1225 Montrose Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147