A New Traditionalist in Fitler Square for $725K
A recent renovation put a contemporary spin on this expanded trinity's traditional American simplicity.
Have you outgrown your cute-but-cramped Wash West trinity but still appreciate the simple beauty and functionality of that most Philadelphian of house types?
We have something with a little more room and a lot more style for you in Fitler Square.
This early-20th-century expanded trinity got a top-to-bottom rebuild in 2011, just a few years shy of its 100th birthday last year. The redo added a heaping helping of contemporary style and sophistication to the traditional grace of this home.
One of the most interesting things it did was turn the staircase from an afterthought into a central design element. It now splits the house in two neatly, serving as a divider between the living room and the kitchen.
This home’s traditional bones are exposed in the living room’s beamed ceiling and painted brick fireplace. The modern light fixture in the ceiling complements its design.
On the other side of the staircase, the eat-in kitchen is a more thoroughly modern space, with stripped-down Shaker cabinets and a wood wine rack mounted on its exposed brick wall. (By the way, you’ll find one of those walls in the living room too.
When you want to eat out, the rear patio’s the perfect place to do it. It even has room for a grill. (If you really want to eat out, a passel of the city’s finest restaurants lie within walking distance. You’ll also find the Schuylkill River Trail, University City and Rittenhouse Square close at hand.)
As you would expect with a trinity, you will find one bedroom on each of the upper two floors. On the second, however, it extends only to the staircase.
Behind the stairs is a landing that makes a great reading or study alcove and a full bathroom.
The top floor has been transformed into a true master suite with a full-floor bedroom and an ultra-contemporary master bathroom.
And if you like the intimate charm of that Wash West lane you live on now, you’ll love Panama Street, which has the exact same ambiance right down to the cobblestones. (Depending on which Wash West lane you live on, it may even top it in ambiance.)
What? You don’t live in a cute but cramped trinity in Wash West? You should consider this place anyway. It might just be the right size for you too.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,098
SALE PRICE: $724,900
OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $25,000 on Sept. 10th.
2414 Panama St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Ryan Garrity | Copper Hill Real Estate]