Trinity Tuesday: A Little Luxury in Rittenhouse

This updated trinity on a quiet lane boasts style and features not often found in this compact house type.

1718 Rodman St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

1718 Rodman St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances? Yeah, we’ve seen plenty of those in trinities all across the city.

Modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances and an island?

We’d never seen one of those in a trinity until the agent who has this listing called it to our attention.

The owner of this well-maintained trinity near Rittenhouse Square decided to give it a bit of the Rittenhouse treatment when giving it an upgrade recently. As a result, it’s become a little gem that’s perfect for a single owner or young couple starting out on their life’s journey together.

Let’s start with the main floor. It’s just about evenly divided between living space (or dining space, as in these photos) and kitchen.

That kitchen is a real knockout, with a butcher-block countertop, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, gas range and built-in microwave, and traditionally styled cabinetry. That island features more cabinet storage, a quartz countertop and an extra-deep farmhouse sink as well.

The rest of the main floor can be used as a dining area or a comfortable living room as you prefer.

In back of the dining/living area, there’s even more living room thanks to the extra-large patio with new wooden security fence. In good weather, this also makes a great space for entertaining, with plenty of room for both your guests and a barbecue grill.

The second floor is currently serving as this home’s living room. It can also be used as a bedroom. It includes a closet and the laundry facilities as well as a full bathroom. An exposed beam in the ceiling provides a decorative accent.

The top-floor bedroom is your private retreat. It offers plenty of closet space and a vanity and toilet so you don’t have to go downstairs to take care of most personal hygiene needs.

Need more room to store stuff? There’s a full basement for that purpose as well.

And throughout this home you’ll find new wide-plank Australian cypress hardwood floors and energy-saving ceiling fans.

All of this comes in an attractive package in a most convenient location. It’s on a tree-lined alley that includes a community park where neighbors gather for socializing, cookouts and more. Around you is all the best the city has to offer: the restaurants and shops of South Street West, the Avenue of the Arts cultural district and Rittenhouse Square itself, Center City’s famed outdoor living room. Several SEPTA routes within walking distance provide convenient transportation to more distant points.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 1 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 810

SALE PRICE: $399,900

OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $10,100 on Oct. 7.



1718 Rodman St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Reid Rosenthal | BHHS Fox & Roach]