Trinity Tuesday: Move-In Ready in Queen Village
So you’ve saved up enough money to strike out on your own and get out from under your parents (or roommates). Philly’s trinities make great starter homes, as they’re big enough for one (or a young couple) and attractively priced.
This classy trinity on a quiet street in Queen Village is typical in that regard. Situated next to a gated side courtyard, it offers space for relaxation both indoors and out and presents a cheerful face to the street with its bright yellow front door.
Inside, it’s a little homier than many houses in its class thanks to such touches as beamed ceilings and decorative fireplaces. The living room has an attractive one as a centerpiece, and the decorative hearth in the kitchen adds a bit of coziness to its dining area.
Both the kitchen and the bathroom are up to date with the latest fixtures and tilework, and the side courtyard boasts a colorful Isaiah Zagar mural to liven things up.
The two upstairs rooms have ample closet space, beamed ceilings and ceiling fans, which make them both ideal for use as bedrooms, dens or home office space.
Of course, there’s the trademark spiral staircase, which along with the original pumpkin pine floors strikes the right note of authenticity.
But what may make this home especially valuable for the first-timer is: You may not have to borrow that bedframe your grandmother left in the spare room or pack those milk crates you’ve been keeping your library in when you move. The current owner has furnished this place with quite a bit of style and taste, and if you like what you see in these pictures, you can make the whole home — furniture and all — yours if you so desire, for its current owner is offering just about everything inside for sale as well.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 582
SALE PRICE: $269,900
OTHER STUFF: Columbus Boulevard shopping, Pennsport dining and the Delaware riverfront are just steps from your front door, and South Street, Head House Square and Penn’s Landing are all just a pleasant stroll away.
136 Carpenter St., Unit A, Philadelphia, Pa., 19147
136 Carpenter Street [Beth Moylan | BHHS Fox & Roach]