On the Market: Classic Corner Townhouse in Washington Square West
Three times the size and three times the charm of your average trinity, this attractive house for sale has it all. Including off-street parking.
What does this house for sale have in common with a classic trinity?
Well, it has three stories and a basement. It sits on a compact plot of land. It’s located in Washington Square West, which is probably home to more trinities than any other Center City neighborhood. And it has those classic 19th-century good looks Philly lovers prize.
But at this point, the parallels end. This house is anywhere from two to three times the size of a trinity, which means it has more to offer you in terms of space and amenities.
Let’s take a look at some of those amenities, shall we?
Take its kitchen, for instance. It has plenty of storage space, including shelves for your cookbooks. Two can dine at the breakfast bar on its granite-topped center island. And it boasts high-end restaurant-quality appliances.
You have plenty of room to serve your friends dinner and converse in the sunken living room next door.
Or take the third-floor master bathroom. It has Carrara marble tile on its floor and the mural in the shower. That shower is extra large and equipped with body sprays as well.
If you haven’t figured this out by now, style abounds in this beautifully updated house. The first-floor powder room and second-floor hall bath are as classy as the master, and the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with original beams crossing below.
Beneath that vaulted ceiling you’ll also find a loft space where you can store stuff. (Storage space abounds here too.)
Then there’s the deck off one of the second-floor bedrooms. It has an attractive lattice railing and plenty of room for your grill, a fire pit, plants or whatever other outdoor finery you want.
That raised deck also gives this house that rarest of amenities: an off-street parking space, located in the carport under the deck.
You’ll probably find yourself keeping your car parked there, however, for this location also has unrivaled accessibility. Lombard-South station on the Broad Street Line is half a block away. SEPTA’s Route 40 bus passes by you on the east-west streets to your north and south, giving you quicker access to University City and Head House Square. And two supermarkets, a slew of coffee shops and restaurants, the Avenue of the Arts and the Gayborhood are all a very short stroll from these digs.
I think that makes this corner what the industry calls a “100 percent location.” (That happens to be its Transit Score, and its Walk Score of 98 is almost up there.) In other words, you aren’t giving up a thing to enjoy all the benefits of Wash West living by living here.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,334
SALE PRICE: $714,900
OTHER STUFF: However, if you’re part of a household that can’t manage without two cars because you even drive to the corner store, the sellers are willing to transfer the lease on a garage parking space one-half block north on Juniper to you as well; the rent for it is $175 a month. This house’s sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $25,000 on June 14th.
519 S. Juniper St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Jared Carrell | Center City Condos | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]