Trinity Tuesday: Faux-Painted Wash West Home Evokes European Palaces

The present owner is a renowned artist and muralist.

Image via Google Streetview

Image via Google Streetview

UPDATE:  A spokesperson from the Tobey Team at Coldwell Banker Preferred got back to us! And guess what? They had something better than hi-res photos. Behold this segment on HGTV‘s Small Space, Big Style. The clip reveals artist and homeowner in question of the unique house is local painter and muralist William Whiting.

See the home for yourself during the open house on Saturday between 11am and 1pm. Deets below.


We promise you we tried. But as of press time, we have yet to hear back from the agent after having request clearer, hi-res images of the home. We’ll update if and when they do come in, so be sure check back later. In the mean time, take a look at the photos that are available and listen to what caught our eye…

Cloistered on little South Delhi Street within a block bounded by 9th and 10th, and Locust and Spruce (map) in Washington Square West, this golden oldie is essentially a hidden gem. According to Zillow, it was built in 1865 and was recently put on the market last month. We’ll admit it looks to be in need of some TLC, but its present owner, a renowned muralist, has made sure to spruce it up where he can – namely, the decor.

“He has faux painted just about every surface in this home to resemble the Grand Places of Europe, but all on a compact living scale,” notes the listing. Indeed, it’s a must-see, which is why – hi-res or not – you should take a look at the gallery. What’s more, most of the furniture is for sale, so don’t hesitate to ask the owner should something (is that a puppet theatre box?) catch your eye.

Details include a second-level bedroom with separate dressing room and hall bath, plus a third floor viable as second bedroom, or, as is currently being used, a studio and workshop. That floor also has the ability to include a walk-out deck. Specs below.

Open House:
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 11am-1pm
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Square feet: 897
Price: $349,900

TREND images via Zillow/Coldwell Banker Preferred.

Listing: 223 S Delhi St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 [Coldwell Banker Preferred]