Trinity Tuesday: Holding Court in Queen Village
While Charles Dickens despaired at the straightness of our streets, many other observers have called Philadelphia perhaps the most European of American cities in its ambience.
Chances are that when they said those things, they had pictured in their mind’s eye charming little alleyways like this gated one off Fitzwater Street in Queen Village.
This private lane is known as Abbott’s Court, and lining it are 15 equally charming trinity homes. This is one of those homes.
Renovated from top to bottom a few short years ago, this home has room enough for you to relax in the middle of a neighborhood that will let you live the life of a boulevardier if you so choose.
The main floor houses both the bright and sunny living room and the thoroughly modern kitchen, which boasts granite countertops, Frigidaire Gallery stainless steel appliances, and a counter with room for bar seating. There’s also a half bath on this floor and a private patio in the back.
On the second floor is a full bath with full tile tub/shower enclosure and a good-sized room that can serve as a second bedroom, guest bedroom, home office or den.
On top of it all is a nice master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and ample closet space.
Out in front, the courtyard you share with your neighbors has patio furniture and a grill for those times when you feel like dining or entertaining your friends al fresco.
It all makes for a splendid oasis amidst the bustle of urban life — your own little European getaway. And when you do want to enjoy the bustle of urban life, you’ll find South Street, Head House Square, Fabric Row, the Delaware waterfront and the Italian Market all a short walk away, with many more attractions and destinations a few steps further beyond.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: N/A
SALE PRICE: $289,000
OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price has been reduced. A few years remain on its tax abatement.
525 Fitzwater St. #4, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Jennifer Gabel | OCF Realty]