On the Market: Contemporary Trinity in Northern Liberties

Never mind the postage-stamp patio: This recently renovated trinity comes with its own private park.

house for sale northern liberties contemporary trinity exterior front

You may need to get the okay of your neighbors, but you don’t have to worry about not having enough space for a hammock or a barbecue grill if you buy this trinity at 9 Bristow Place, Philadelphia, PA 19123. That’s because it comes not with a pocket-sized courtyard but with a decent-sized park in front. / Photos by Gary Schempp via Bright MLS and Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

Cute courtyard trinities can be found in many Philadelphia neighborhoods, including Northern Liberties. They’re most common in Queen Village, it appears, but you can find some wherever you find trinities.

Today, I offer you something you will probably have to search long and hard to find anywhere else: A trinity that faces a private park.

house for sale northern liberties contemporary trinity front garden

Front parklet

This Northern Libeties contemporary trinity house for sale and its four neighbors all face a private gated park with a garden shed and a large cherry tree in its center.

cherry tree and house fronts

The cherry tree and the house fronts

Imagine hanging out here when the weather’s nice.

And when it’s not, or when you just want to hang indoors, this renovated trinity can accommodate your desires as well.

house for sale northern liberties contemporary trinity dining room and kitchen

Dining room and kitchen

The makeover turned it into a fine example of contemporary design. It all begins with the kitchen and dining room on the main floor.

house for sale northern liberties contemporary trinity kitchen and dining room

Kitchen and dining room

The kitchen features modern stainless-steel appliances and a bright red brick tile backsplash. A decorative fireplace, one of two in this house, graces the dining area. And everything sits under a beamed ceiling.

bathroom and living room

Bathroom and living room

The second floor contains the house’s full bathroom and an L-shaped room that can serve as a living room, a study, or even both.

living room

Living room

This room contains the other decorative fireplace. It also contains the washer and dryer.



The bathroom, meanwhile, has a full-tile shower with a storage area for your cleaning products. It also has matching tile wainscoting.

primary bedroom

Primary bedroom

primary bedroom

Primary bedroom

The top floor is given completely over to a skylit primary bedroom with an open closet.

basement bedroom

Basement bedroom

You’ll find another one of those in the bedroom in the basement.

powder room

Powder room

And that bedroom has its own en-suite powder room with a grotto-like feel.

Besides the gated park, this Northern Liberties contemporary trinity house for sale also offers a load of convenience. You can walk from here to the shops and restaurants on Second Street as well as the Delaware Riverfront. Spring Garden station on the Market-Frankford Line is just steps away, and a short drive takes you to the I-95 and I-676 on-ramps.

All this and a private garden oasis? Well, if that’s not enough for you, wait until you see how much this house costs.



BATHS:  1 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 948, including the 237-square-foot finished basement

SALE PRICE: $305,000

OTHER STUFF: This house’s sale price was reduced by $10,000 on November 1st.

9 Bristow Place, Philadelphia, PA 19123 [Benjamin Camp | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]