Trinity Tuesday: Urban Pastoral in East Falls, $199K

What happens when you combine historic charm, splashes of color and prime location? You get this extraordinary East Falls trinity.

3571 Lafayette St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

3571 Lafayette St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

Want suburban quiet and urban charm at the same time in a convenient location? Then this colorful East Falls treasure is sure to tickle your fancy. Situated on a tree-lined street with only one outlet and seven other neighbors, you’ll get the peace and quiet you want while still living in the heart of the city itself.

Featuring three spacious floors of exposed brick, hardwood floors, and natural light, this home’s old bones have been wonderfully updated to give it a modern yet still traditional feel.

Although the kitchen might reflect the latest in style, this gives you complete control over what you make of it, so allow those creative juices to flow!

A rear patio outside is an added bonus for an outdoor oasis, as is the basement, which allows for plenty of extra storage.

As if this home couldn’t get any better, you have direct access to SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line at the end of your street, offering a quick commute to Center City happenings, Conshohocken offices and Manayunk revelry. East Falls’ own business district is just down the hill from you on Midvale Avenue, and if you need to drive somewhere, the Schuylkill Expressway is just across the river and the Roosevelt Boulevard Extension a little ways down Ridge Avenue.  If your’re into running (or walking), the scenic Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill’s east bank is also just down the hill, or if you’re looking for a workout, head to the nearby McDevitt Recreation Center, complete with over 9 acres of recreational space. Being in East Falls, you’ll never have to worry about finding a delicious restaurant or trendy shop, because they’re all within reach, and what more could you possibly want?





PRICE: $199,000

OTHER STUFF: An unusual, and unusually classy, detail is the custom leaded-glass address transom over the front door.

3571 Lafayette St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 [ Heather Petrone-Shook | Long & Foster Real Estate]