Trinity Tuesday: Property’s Top 15 Trinity Homes of 2015
Trinity Tuesday is a weekly feature that we here at Property hold near and dear to our real estate-loving hearts. So, as the year rounds to a close and a new one begins, it’s only natural for us to dig through some of the crates to show off some of our favorite Father, Son, and Holy Ghost homes from throughout 2015.
This year was a big one for the trinity. Not only did we feature a slew of amazing homes on the market, we also gave you the scoop on what it’s actually like to live in one of these snug Philadelphia adobes. The home is so popular, in fact, that there is even a proposal to include brand new trinities as part of the development at 9th and Washington.
So here you go, Property’s top 15 in 2015 kicks off with our very favorite trinity home posts, in no particular order:
The Wondrous Isaiah Zagar Mural Trinity
This lovely home near 2nd and Carpenter in Queen Village piqued our interest right away, as it’s not everyday that you run into a listing with a genuine piece by Isaiah Zagar–let alone a trinity!
It’s part of a collection of homes, and unit C featured a fancy kitchen and a stacked washer and dryer on the second floor.
The Magnificent Fishtown Trinity With a Porch
It’s not uncommon to find a trinity home with a side yard or a small deck, but this one on Day Street in Fishtown was a sight to behold, particularly because of it’s wonderful side porch.
The two-bedroom home also feature some vintage charm, including a Victorian-style soaking tub and a farmhouse sink. This one was a stunner!
The Historic-but-Recently-Restored Trinity in Fitler Square
With a classic brick facade and handsome shutters, this century-old home near Schuylkill River Park stood out immediately.
Inside, the home had seen a tasteful renovation, which included adding high-end kitchen and keeping the original pine staircase/floors.
Chester County Farm Estate Comes with “Bootlegger” Trinity
This one is a special listing–a two-fer! Still Hollow Farms in Glenmoore is a beautiful farm estate featuring a homestead that dates back to the 1760’s, and a separate trinity home on the property. Though unsubstantiated, folklore suggests this place was home to an illegal liquor operation during Prohibition.
The trinity features stone and exposed beams. It also boasts a stone patio that overlooks a nearby waterfall.
Status: Still available for $1,100,000
Tiny, Even For a Trinity, Trinity in Queen Village
This listing from January really packed a punch, as it was the first one we had seen that came in under 600-square-feet.
The home is nestled within a collection of homes just off of South 3rd Street, and managed to cram in a wood-burning fireplace into the master suite on the third floor. Like we said, it packs a punch!
The Hidden Trinity in Bella Vista
Snuggled on the 800 block of Kater Street in Bella Vista, this trinity caught our eye for more than a few reasons. Judging by its Walk Score (99), it’s location amongst it all in South Philly really can’t be beaten.
Head inside and you’ll find a super-cool home with a lovely fireplace and a top-floor bedroom crowned with a vaulted ceiling and a skylight.
Status: Still available for $299,900
The Old City Haven Right Next to Elfreth’s Alley
This spectacular home dates back to 1734 (!) and rests directly next to historic Elfreth’s Alley. We spotted this listing thanks in large part to the lead photo, which shows a William Penn-like figure marching on the brick sidewalk past the lovely home.
The trinity boasted a highly-refined interior, which included exposed brick, several gas fireplaces, central air and a marble bath with a frameless shower.
The Shoe-Lovers Dream Home is Actually a Trinity
Trinity homes are synonymous with tight spaces, so it was quite shocking to learn that the owner of this home in Queen Village has over 400 pairs of shoes packed neatly inside her place.
Shoppist did a fun interview with the owner back in September, where we learned that there is a makeshift shoe room in the master bedroom.
Storage shouldn’t be a problem here.
Status: Still available, shoe lovers. Snag it for $277,000.
The Award-Winning-Garden and Stunning-Dormer Bedroom Trinity
This is one of the All Star trinity listings of the year. Not only did it feature a prize-winning rear patio as deemed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, it’s topped with an incredible dormer bedroom that made us swoon.
Status: Sold (darn)
“Fantasy Landscape” Trinity in Rittenhouse
Similar to the trinity home with the Zagar piece, this wonderful spot near Rittenhouse is clad in bricks, black shutters and a wonderful mural. Commissioned by the city’s Mural Arts Program, Brian Senft’s “Fantasy Landscape” scene takes up the the entire left side of the home and stretches to an adjacent building.
Don’t miss the inside, including the built-in double bed in the master bedroom.
How ‘Bout a Bathroom Deck in NoLibs?
Talk about a unique listing–this place in on North Bodine Street was outfitted with a deck off of the bathroom! Odd deck placement aside, the home also came with two fireplaces and a finished basement.
Yes, There are Trinity Homes on Delancey Street
As one of the fanciest streets in the city, Delancey Street is often known for its big-time home listings, but it also flaunts a clutch of handsome trinity homes at Weatherill Court in Society Hill.
This post followed up on a Jaw Dropper listed next door.
Status: Still available for $375,000
The Fancy Ringgold Place Trinity
The 1900 block of Waverly Street hosts a collection of Civil War-era trinity homes. The historic homes and tight block make for a gorgeous streetscape, and this home was a wonderful listing.
Super clean and recently renovated, the home featured two bedrooms that would be a difficult choice for buyers. One came with a Arabescata Carrara marble and a glass enclosed shower, while the second has been renovated with the same marble but has an original clawfoot tub.
Explore Minimalism in This Rodman Street Trinity
Though more spacious than most trinity homes (1,000-square-feet), this place on Rodman Street made us wonder if we could live a minimalist lifestyle.
As we take a minute to ponder that question, why don’t you take a peek at some of the original features inside this home, such as the wide-plank flooring?
We Almost Put a Ring on This Queen Village Trinity
This place in on South American Street was so charming that we were ready to get down on one knee and pop the question. Flip through the gallery and you’ll find out why. It was sold not too long after our post in August, meaning we weren’t the only hopeless romantics to fall in love with this place.
The One Across the Street From the Iconic Shot Tower
Queen Village is home to a ton of beautiful trinity homes, and this listing provides instant access to Sparks Shot Tower, a true Philadelphia landmark that’s home to a family-favorite park.
The lovely homes features three fireplaces, 19th century exposed wood beams and updates throughout.
Do not miss the master bedroom.
Status: Still available for $347,900
And one for Good Luck…
The Trinity With and Intriguing Green Door
As soon as we came across this listing, again in Queen Village, our minds immediately raced to figured out what’s behind the colorful bright green door at 718 South American Street.
It turns out, the answer was quite a bit, including a glass-enclosed sunroom extension off of the back patio. There much more inside this 1,100-square-foot trinity home, so don’t miss the gallery (although it’s been sold).