Just Listed: Courtyard Trinity in Queen Village
This classic trinity offers privacy, security and greenery thanks to its location in a gated courtyard.
As you walk the streets of a number of Greater Center City neighborhoods, you will notice openings between the townhouses.
The narrower ones are usually covered by doors and lead to service alleys that were used to deliver food and heating fuel in the 19th and early 20th century.
The larger ones, on the other hand, usually lead to secluded courtyards around which one often finds trinity houses.
You’ll find this week’s featured trinity in one of those courtyards. You enter it through this gate in the 200 block of Catharine Street in Queen Village.
Walk through the passageway and you emerge in the lovely brick courtyard you see above. Settings like this that also offer extra privacy and security make trinities like this Queen Village courtyard trinity house for sale especially prized.
This one is even more attractive because it got renovated from top to bottom in 2007. So let’s go from bottom to top in touring this house.
The bottom of this house is its basement. Down here you will find a fully outfitted modern eat-in kitchen with plenty of counter and pantry space and energy-efficient Bosch appliances.
Upstairs, the main-floor living room features a built-in bookcase and a nook that’s just the right size for a table for two.
Continuing up the spiral staircase, we arrive on the second floor. Here you will find both the bathroom and a bedroom.
If you plan on using this as a bedroom, however, you might want to invest in an armoire, for its closet houses the laundry and tankless water heater. (The renovation installed a host of energy-saving features in this house such as that water heater.) Because this is the case, however, this room might work better as your work-from-home office.
Finally, up top, the primary bedroom has a beamed vaulted ceiling and extra light from its three windows. And it has ample closet space.
Attractively priced, attractively situated and attractively located close to the Delaware riverfront, South Street, Head House Square, Fabric Row and some of the best dining in town, this Queen Village courtyard trinity house for sale makes a great starter home.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 655, including the basement kitchen (490 above-grade square feet)
SALE PRICE: $285,000
228-30 Catharine St. #1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Joseph Rosario Cardamone | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]