Little Big Home in Wash West for $425K
Bigger, brighter and bolder than your average trinity, this handsome home adds a smart modern overlay to its traditional elements.
At 1,350 square feet, this Washington Square West home is as big as some conventional houses in the neighborhood.
Nonetheless, it’s a trinity, right down to its tight spiral staircase.
It’s deeper than the typical trinity, though, as the exterior photo shows.
Built in 1918, this home is a relative newcomer to its block. On the inside, it’s even newer still, as it’s the beneficiary of a recent modern makeover.
Its extra-large rooms allow for flexibility in their use. You could, for instance, use the second floor as a living room, as its current owner does, and put a large dining table on the main floor to take advantage of its accommodating kitchen. (Check out that slate backsplash and floor, by the way.) Or you could do this up traditional-trinity-style and put your living room furniture downstairs.
The bathroom on the second floor also offers more space than a typical trinity bathroom. That extra space allowed for the insertion of dual vanities, a rarity in a trinity and a real convenience for a working couple.
This home’s large windows let in lots of light, making every room feel bright and airy.
And while it does have outdoor space in the form of a brick patio in the rear, chances are you’ll want to spend a lot of your outdtoor time at one of the cafés with sidewalk seating that surround you. Valanni, Mercato, Square One Coffee, Tria Washington Square and Green Eggs Café, to name a few, all offer al fresco dining and are just steps away from your home. And that’s just scratching the surface of the dining and entertainment options for everyone in the Gayborhood.
And when it’s time to broaden your horizons, most of Center City lies within easy walking distance, and convenient SEPTA transit service gets you to the parts that aren’t.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,350
SALE PRICE: $424,900
OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $15,000 on Feb. 22.
300 S. Fawn St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [Patrick Campbell | InTown Real Estate Group | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]