A Private Garden Oasis in Rittenhouse Square

TREND photo courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach.

TREND photo courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach.

In a neighborhood where the grandest homes are either cloistered in high rises along the park or built directly on some of the densest streets, this carriage house stands out. Set back from its block between Pine and Lombard, the home’s entrance is behind a wrought iron gate guarding a picture-perfect garden. The home is small by Rittenhouse Square standards and the interior hews heavily toward stripes, but we can’t stop looking at the listing photos and imagining having our morning coffee in that garden.

The two-bedroom home occupies a double lot and makes good use of all 1,190 square feet. Wainscoting nearly throughout gives way to window seats and the kitchen is on the small side, but cabinets abound. The home includes plenty of period details like hardwood flooring and detailed molding as well as a lovely fireplace. The en-suite master includes a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden.

The bricked garden includes boxwoods, hydrangea and lots of ivy. Cherry blossom trees complete the darling yard and make for an excellent view from the master.

Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Square feet: 1,190
Price: $795,000

TREND photos courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach
Listing: 406 S. 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146