Among American house types, very few are as original and distinctive as the Philadelphia trinity house. And Washington Square West probably has more original and distinctive Philadelphia trinities than any other neighborhood in the city.
Here’s another one of those for your consideration. This one is an unadulterated original: no kitchen ell, no add-ons, no extensions. Just three rooms stacked one atop the other, plus a basement. And, of course, a bathroom tucked into the second floor.
One unusual feature of this trinity: Its kitchen is on the second floor. It has plenty of cabinet space, adequate counter space for working, and room for two to dine. (Usually, traditional unaltered trinities have their kitchens in the basement. This one has its laundry room downstairs.)
This home has been well maintained, and its color schemes reflect the owners’ highly original tastes and sensibilities. Its decor also reflects life well lived.
You can enjoy the same thing if you buy this home. It’s priced right for a first-time buyer, and it’s close to all the things people prize about Wash West.
One of those is Dirty Frank’s, the legendary dive bar around the corner at 13th and Pine; another is Amis, the trattoria Marc Vetri created in a former factory building at the end of this home’s block. Giovanni’s Room, a Gayborhood institution, is a block away in the opposite direction, and Antique Row stretches east from there. Even more shopping, dining and entertainment options beckon within walking distance.
Your section editor, by the way, has fond memories of this block, as he lived on it from the time he moved to Philadelphia in 1983 until 2000.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 495
SALE PRICE: $274,900
OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $10,100 on Feb. 5.
1236 Waverly Walk, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Frank DeFazio | CenterCity Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
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