On the Market: Secluded Trinity in Queen Village
You'll feel like you're living in an Italian hill town as you enter this comfortable, attractive and cozy house for sale.
Real estate agents speak of a house’s “curb appeal.”
By this they mean the way a house looks when you first see it from the street.
So what do you call it when the house isn’t on a street with curbs?
“Picturesque” is one word that springs to mind, but it isn’t quite parallel to the original concept.
How about “lane appeal”?
There are a bunch of little pedestrian-only streets, lanes and alleys in the area where Queen Village and Bella Vista meet. All of them are lined with trinities — those uniquely Philadelphian examples of 19th-century “workforce housing” that so many prize today.
Many of them, like the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it alley between two rowhouses in the 800 block of South Sixth Street that contains this house for sale, have an appearance and ambiance that evoke those picturesque hill towns in Italy, only minus the hills.
That’s an awful lot of lane appeal, if you ask us.
The inside of this trinity is even more appealing. Its owner has kept it up very nicely over the 17 years she has lived in it. She also updated its kitchen and bathroom recently.
Which means you’re getting a cute little house in fabulous shape.
You’ll find a wood-burning fireplace in its main-floor living room and a decorative one in its second-floor bedroom. That latter space has built-in bookcases that make it an ideal study as well.
The top-floor bedroom has a beamed vaulted ceiling, extra closet space and a desk nook for home office work.
The basement kitchen features a frosted-glass china cabinet and a full tile backsplash and floor.
And in back of the living room is an attractive rear patio for when you want to chill or grill outdoors.
The secluded nature of this house for sale makes it a great place to get away from it all. Yet at the same time, it’s in the middle of everything: the Italian Market lies a few blocks to your west, South Street a few blocks to your north, and the Delaware riverfront a few blocks to your east.
A little further away to your south, you’ll find shopping and dining on East Passyunk Avenue. Convenient SEPTA bus routes nearby will get you wherever else you want to go.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 624
SALE PRICE: $280,000
804-A S. 6th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Paul Fontaine | Best Philly Homes | Keller Williams Realty Center City]