Just Listed: Renovated Trinity in Washington Square West
This light and bright trinity is one of only a few pure, unaltered examples of the house type on the market right now. In fact, it may be the only one.
Trinities, as fans and followers of this feature know, got their name because in their original form, they consist of three rooms (not counting the bathroom) stacked one on top of the other, conjuring up associations with the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit central to Christian faith.
Over the years, however, many of these little gems got modified. Their basements got kitchens, or kitchens got tacked onto the back of the main floor. Even entire full-height extensions were added to some in order to provide extra space.
None of those things have been done to this Washington Square West renovated trinity house for sale. It remains a pure expression of the form: It has just three rooms, one stacked atop the other, plus an unfinished basement.
The main floor has been renovated to function as an eat-in kitchen. It has a tile floor and backsplash, modern cabinetry, and up-to-date stainless steel appliances.
The middle floor serves as the living room. You could outfit it with a sofabed or futon and use it as a second bedroom for visiting guests.
The stylishly renovated bathroom, of course, is also on this floor.
And the top floor serves as the primary bedroom. It has a vaulted ceiling, ample closet space and windows on two sides.
It appears that this classic trinity comes with no outdoor space, but that’s okay: Louis Kahn Park is less than a block to your northwest, and Seger Park is less than a block to your south. Because this Washington Square West renovated trinity house for sale sits on a street with only one outlet, however, your journey to Seger Park, or to the Acme or Whole Foods supermarkets just to Seger’s south, will require you to first head to Waverly Street, then walk down it to 10th Street and turn right to head south.
You’ll find even more to explore within walking distance, including antique shops, boutiques and restaurants on Pine Street, neighborhood shopping and even more restaurants on 10th between Locust and Spruce, and some really happening places to eat and meet along Spruce Street and in the Gayborhood.
So if you’re looking for an affordable first home in the city, you would do well to consider this pure trinity that comes nicely outfitted on a quiet lane in Wash West.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 531
SALE PRICE: $310,000
408 S. Alder St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Joan Mozenter | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]