Just Listed: Renovated Trinity in Washington Square West
Located on one of the most charming of Wash West’s “little streets,” this updated historic trinity shows how traditional style and modern sensibility can play nice with each other.
Among the various neighborhoods of Center City, Washington Square West is considered by many to be its most eclectic. Home to everything from subsidized public housing to swanky apartment towers, art and medical students to artists and doctors, the home of the original “Gayborhood” offers something for just about everyone.
Maybe even you, if you love modern design and appreciate the classic style of 18th- and 19th-century Philadelphia. In which case, you might want to take a look at what the owner of this Wash West renovated trinity house for sale has done with it.
As it’s historically certified, its exterior looks just as it did when it was built in 1840. And on the inside, the owner rehabbed it so that it maintains its classic character. For the most part.
The main floor certainly bows to tradition. The Schuylkill pine wide-plank floor, crown moldings, marble fireplace and tall baseboards in the living room are all original to this house, but as the photo should make clear, all this is paired with far more contemporary furnishings and decor.
The kitchen in the ell behind the living room is totally new, yet it too honors tradition with its cabinetry while adding a modern touch with its colorful blue tile backsplash and professional-quality appliances.
Things get a little more modern as you climb the spiral staircase, however. The second floor contains both a sunny guest bedroom, currently used as a den, and the house’s one bathroom.
That bathroom is totally modern, with a Toto vanity and glass-enclosed tile shower with two shower heads and body sprays.
And while the primary bedroom on the top floor still has its original brick fireplace and historically accurate doors on its closets, the tray ceiling beneath its original vaulted one gives it a totally modern feel.
The patio behind the kitchen offers outdoor space for relaxation, and the basement contains the laundry facilities.
And don’t forget that this house comes with Wash West included as a super-amenity. Your walk to and from wherever you’re headed begins with the view above, and many other nice things surround you: Seger Park and Playground, Kahn Park, Walnut Street, the Avenue of the Arts, neighborhood shopping and two supermarkets on nearby 10th and South streets, a slew of exciting restaurants and fun bars, and convenient SEPTA transit.
All of this makes this historic and unusually roomy Wash West renovated trinity house for sale ideal for modern living.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,117
SALE PRICE: $464,900
426 S. Camac St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Travis Rodgers | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]