Just Listed: Renovated Trinity Just Off South Street in Queen Village

Imagine being greeted by an Isaiah Zagar mural every time you come home.

house for sale queen village kater street trinity courtyard gate

This may not be the first wall Isaiah Zagar turned into a mosaic along South Street, but if it wasn’t, it was probably the second, for he lived just to the west of 329 Kater Street, Unit B, Philadelphia, PA 19147, when he started his South Street decorating spree. The house for sale beyond the gate is really charming, too. | Bright MLS images via National Realty Old City

Isaiah Zagar, Philadelphia’s most celebrated folk artist, has enlivened the blocks around South Street with his colorful mosaics that depict people (including himself and his family), celebrate others both well-known and obscure, and offer his own observations on the role artists play in the world.

When he and his wife Juila opened Eyes Gallery in 1968 just around the corner from this Queen Village Kater Street trinity house for sale, he lived just two doors down the block from here — in a building that is covered in a Zagar mosaic from top to bottom.

That makes the entrance gate to this courtyard trinity a grace note. But what a grace note! And at this time of year, it’s not the only thing of beauty you can see on the block:

house for sale queen village kater street trinity cherry tree in bloom on 300 block of Kater Street

Cherry tree in bloom on the 300 block of Kater Street

It’s also lined with cherry trees that are in full bloom right around now — the annual Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia took place two weekends ago. That makes right now an exceptionally good time to go check out this trinity.

And you should check it out now, because chances are someone will have made an offer for it by the time next Trinity Tuesday rolls around.

Once you pass through that gate and under the balconies of Unit A, you wind up in this equally artful courtyard.

house for sale queen village kater street trinity entrance courtyard


Next to it sits this very well-maintained, beautifully updated original trinity.

house for sale queen village kater street trinity living room

Living room

Among its original details that have been preserved: Its wide-plank hardwood floors, ceiling beams and brick fireplaces — and, of course, the trademark trinity staircase. The fireplace in the living room still works.

house for sale queen village kater street trinity kitchen


house for sale queen village kater street trinity kitchen fireplace

Kitchen showing fireplace

The one in the basement kitchen, on the other hand, is purely decorative now. But the kitchen has enough room to accommodate a dining table next to it along with the stacked washer and dryer.

second-floor bedroom

Second-floor bedroom

On the second floor you will find a small bedroom that makes a perfect home office.



You will also find the recently renovated bathroom.

primary bedroom

Primary bedroom

And up on the top floor, the primary bedroom also has its intact beamed ceiling.

Besides Isaiah Zagar murals, much, much more surrounds this Queen Village Kater Street trinity house for sale. You’ll find boutique shopping, dining and entertainment on South Street just to the north, and to the south, you have the restaurants of Bainbridge Green and the shops and eateries that line Fabric Row. Head House Square and the Delaware riverfront are also close at hand, and you can even walk to the Italian Market and the supermarkets at 10th and South streets.

Put together, all these things make this trinity a very attractive one — made even more attractive by the artistry of Isaiah Zagar.





SALE PRICE: $329,900

329 Kater St., Unit B, Philadelphia, PA 19147 [Billy Creagh | National Realty Old City via Bright MLS Homes]