Trinity Tuesday: Old Soul, Modern Features in Wash West
We know, it’s sometimes hard to know what to expect with these centuries-old homes in the city.
But for those with both a penchant for period details and a preference for updated homes, this early-19th-century trinity on charming Iseminger Street in Washington Square West is perhaps the best of both worlds. What’s so special about this home is the original detailing–the wood-beamed ceilings, original plank floors, paneled doors and vintage built-ins, details missing from many trinities its age, are truly what make this home a beauty.
While still preserving the old, the house has also been thoroughly updated, starting with a re-bricked front landing and custom reproduction light fixtures. The updates are most evident in the kitchen, with new stainless steel appliances and creamy, country house-worthy cabinetry blending well with the Early American feel of the brick wall and exposed beams. Other original details include two working fireplaces and more brick walls on the main floor and kitchen.
The second-floor bedroom features an additional decorative fireplace and an updated full bathroom. Lots of closet space, including a wall of closets in the second-floor bedroom, make this trinity exceptionally comfortable. The upper bedroom also showcases a decorative brick fireplace, illuminated by the natural light flooding through the windows.
Outside, a wonderfully private roofed back patio with garden awaits, serving as the perfect place to entertain.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,050
318 S Iseminger St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [Paul Gallagher | BHHS Fox & Roach]