A charming Trinity in Mt. Airy is on the market for $439,000, a price tag that sounds like a lot for a home with just two bedrooms. But here’s the thing: It also comes with a stone carriage house.
The 1,800-square-foot property is located on a cute side street in the neighborhood, and features two bedrooms and one bathroom. The Trinity itself is believed to be built sometime between 1680 and 1720 on what was originally a hog farm. An expansion followed in the 1800s.
Despite its size, it packs in a lot of original character, including original wide-plank hardwood floors. The third dormer floor could make for a cozy loft, office, or extra living space.
From the updated kitchen, there’s a door that opens to the home’s secluded courtyard. That’s where you’ll find the carriage house, which was built in the 1900s as part of another neighboring property. The owners of the Trinity then purchased the carriage house in the 1970s.
It’s played a lot of roles in its lifetime, from a guest house to a theater for the Fringe Festival, so it offers plenty of potential. It’s also hooked up for plumbing and baseboard heating.
“It’s really looking for a specific, creative type that needs that extra space,” says listing agent Amy Lee.
If you want to scope out the digs in person, there’s an open house on Sunday, November 5 from 12 to 2 p.m.
- 854 Carpenter Lane [Rob Lamb, Amy Lee, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill]