Trinity Tuesday: This 1,000-Square-Foot House Could Turn You Into a Minimalist

And that might be a good thing.

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Purging old paperwork from my drawers, donating long-untouched books to the library, clearing my perpetually mail-laden bureau, and re-organizing my closet…these are all things I try to be consistent with. Before I know it, though, it’s suddenly back to square one and I’m staring at a messy abyss on a Monday morning with the clock ticking in my ears, all because I slept in all weekend and never got around to decluttering.

I’m a wannabe minimalist in other words. Perhaps that’s why I love trinities so much: three stories, charmingly aged, and compact? Sign me up, man, because there’s no way living in snug quarters will allow me the luxury of “forgetting.” Even Joshua Becker from the Becoming Minimalist blog thinks so, going so far as to list twelve reasons why living in a smaller home will make you happier – see no. 1, 2, 9, and 10!

All that being said, were I or any other aspiring minimalist in the market for a trinity house in Philadelphia, this Rodman Street property might be a place to consider. Granted, it’s an expanded home and certainly a lot more sizable than other trinities, but it offers just 1,005 square feet of living space. Original wide-plank wood flooring is throughout and there’s a wood-burning fireplace on the first level. Exposed brick makes appearances, most notably in the main bedroom (third floor), where there are vaulted ceilings and access to a roof deck.

All in all, a cozy-looking place and you gotta start somewhere, right? Plus, it’s got a pretty high WalkScore what with being steps from Rittenhouse Square and South Street. Specs and photos below.

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Square feet: 1,005
Price: $350,000

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Listing: 1635 Rodman St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146 [BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Walnut]