This 1850s trinity in the middle of a block full of them has been updated in a way that preserves its character and charm.

This beautiful trinity on one of the “back streets” of Wash West dates back to the mid-19th century, when the area was on the way to becoming the residential hub of Center City. Today, this classic yet modern trinity remains located at 1318 Addison Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | Bright MLS Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

By 1858, when this Washington Square West trinity was built, Wash West had grown into one of the city’s most central and diverse neighborhoods. The 34-year-old Musical Fund Hall in its northeast corner was about to be replaced by the American Academy of Music, two and a half blocks north of here. And the grand mansions that lined the main streets hid behind them little alleys like this, filled with the trinities the working class called home.

Fast forward 163 years and Wash West is still one of the city’s most central and diverse neighborhoods. The Academy of Music remains the grande dame of Broad Street, currently undergoing one of its periodic facelifts. Some of these mansions have been carved up into apartments and condos, while others, particularly on Delancey Street, remain intact or have had their faded glory restored through reconstructions. And the working class people who filled trinities like this were replaced by a mix of college and university students, young professionals and young adults working in the service industry.

This trinity, like its neighbors, survived all of these changes intact. Thus, mid-19th century ‘housing for the workforce’ became a reasonably affordable way for young – and not so young – professionals and creatives (among others) to enjoy life in the heart of the big city. .

I think these people will find this well-updated trinity to meet this need more than adequately. It is a true classic trinity composed of three bedrooms plus a bathroom on three floors, plus a kitchen in the basement. And there’s a nice extra or two on top of that.

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Its living room has retained its 1850s cachet with its beamed ceiling and aged yellow pine floors of random width.

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Still, it has a very contemporary feel, with its original fireplace surrounded by white painted bricks, the built-in shelves next to the fireplace, and the built-in shelf with exposed brick above on the opposite wall.

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Rear terrace

Steps lead down from the living room to a back door which opens onto the covered rear patio, one of the two outdoor spaces on this property.



Downstairs, the kitchen also mixes the past and the present in the same way. Topper recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, and a granite bar complete the traditional blonde cabinetry and original beams supporting the floor above. You will also find laundry here.

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Master bedroom

The two upper floors are more polished in appearance. The master bedroom is on the second floor.

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Master bedroom deck

At the rear is the other outdoor space, its own private terrace.



Make that ‘kind of privacy’ as your guests will walk past this bedroom to the modern full bathroom on the top floor.

top floor room

Top floor room

Next to it is the second bedroom, which could just as easily serve as a home office.

With its location, this updated Wash West trinity home for sale always puts you in the middle of it all. You are just steps away from Last Drop Coffee House, Dirty Frank’s, Yellowtail Sushi, Sumo Sushi, Giorgio on Pine and Town Food Market, where you can buy both hoagies and beer. . Even more restaurants and grocery stores can be found a few blocks away on Pine, 13th and South Streets, and Arts Avenue and Kimmel’s Culture Campus are just one block away.

And when you want to get somewhere beyond walking distance, you’ve got two SEPTA bus lines and the Lombard South Station on the Broad Street line a block or two from this house.

Put simply, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more attractive place, at a more attractive price, and in a more attractive location to live in the city center than this updated Wash West trinity home for sale.



SPA: 1


SELLING PRICE: $ 395,000

1318 Addison St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 [Marc Hammarberg and Lisa Budnick | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

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