Just Listed: Modern Trinity in Rittenhouse Square

Although it occupies a vintage-1900 shell, this very recently renovated trinity offers a distinctively modern reinterpretation of the classic house type.

house for sale Rittenhouse Square modern trinity exterior front

In the middle of this row of classic Rittenhouse Square trinities sits a real looker, a contemporary take on the classic Philadelphia house type at 403 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Bright MLS images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

This listing for a Rittenhouse Square modern trinity house for sale is so fresh, it only went active this morning.

And the modern trinity inside the turn-of-the-20th-century shell you see above is so fresh, and so attractively priced, I’m willing to wager that by the time you read this article, someone will have made an offer on it.

Green Gardens Healing took all the basic elements of this most Philadelphian house type and gave them a modernist twist. The result is a clean, serene space that meets your need for a place to relax in the middle of the city.

house for sale Rittenhouse Square modern trinity kitchen

Main-floor kitchen

One of the features that got updated was the traditional spiral staircase. By freeing it from its enclosure, Green Gardens has made it possible for you to get your mattress up it with much less pain.

house for sale Rittenhouse Square modern trinity top-floor bedroom

Top-floor bedroom

Which is a good thing, for you will probably want to haul it up to the top-floor bedroom. This space is a mini-retreat of its own, with a small patio accessed from a window and lots of closet space.

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Kitchen dining area

A full bathroom lies at the back of the main-floor kitchen. Done up in a mid-century modern style, the kitchen has enough room for you to include a two-person dining table.


Second-floor bedroom (den/living room)

In between these two rooms is the second-floor space. Its fireplace also got a modernist update, which makes this as good a living room as it does a bedroom. A second full bath with a tub/shower combination sits next to this room.


First-floor bathroom, left; second-floor bathroom, right

The guts of this house also got a modern makeover. It has a tankless hot water heater and mini-split air conditioners, both installed last year.

fireplace and patio

Second-floor fireplace, left; third-floor patio, right

And, of course, it comes with Rittenhouse Square as the ultimate amenity. This house has a Walk Score of 100, which means you can do everything you need or want without getting behind the wheel of a car.

(Unless, that is, your job requires you to travel beyond easy reach of SEPTA. This house has you covered here as well; see “The Fine Print” for details.)

Given everything this handsome modern classic has to offer, I recommend you contact your agent or the listing agent right away. In this real estate market, if you blink, you’ll miss your chance.





SALE PRICE: $385,000

OTHER STUFF: This house comes with a parking space in the nearby lot at 17th and Pine streets. The owner will credit the buyer the fee for the first year with an accepted offer.

403 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Kevin McGillicuddy | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]