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10 tiny Trinity homes for sale in Philly

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The tiny homes movement may not have hit Philly, but that's because this city is home to the original tiny abode: The Trinity. These three-story structures are named after Catholicism's Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Trinity and were built as affordable housing for people working in the city's port beginning in the 1680s. They're typically 400 to 600 square feet in size and feature one entry door and that classic wooden and winding staircase.

Today, many Trinities in Philly remain, although some of them have been expanded or renovated. Here are 10 Trinities, listed from smallest to largest, now currently on the market, from an adorable 621-square-foot Washington Square West abode with a small price tag to a historic and expanded Trinity located on the iconic  Elfreth's Alley.

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1136 Waverly Street, Rear 1R

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Square footage: 621 square feet
Asking price: $275,000

This Washington Square West home is as close to a true Trinity that you're going to get. The 621-square-foot home features one room per floor, with a new kitchen on the first level. Some bonus perks: The wood-burning fireplace in the master bedroom works, and there's in-unit laundry in the basement.
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726 S. Percy Street

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Square footage: 720 square feet
Asking price: $325,000

Not a fan of the Trinity-style staircase? This Queen Village home is the only property on this map that has a straight staircase. But besides that, it still maintains its original character, from the exposed brick and hardwood floors to the mosaic-tiled entrance to the kitchen. There are also two outdoor spaces: One off the kitchen and the other off the second bedroom.
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2136 Tryon Street

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Square footage: 750 square feet
Asking price: $365,000

Here's a lovely Trinity for sale that's located in Fitler Square. It's on the smaller side (see: kitchen), but it does happen to come with two outdoor spaces: A back patio and a terrace off the second level. The third level, reserved for the master bedroom, also has a Juliet balcony.
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329 Kater Street, Unit B

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Square footage: 769 square feet
Asking price: $264,000

One of the tinier Trinities on this list is this cozy home in Queen Village that sits tucked behind a gate that's adorned with one of artist Isaiah Zagar's iconic mosaics. Despite its small square footage, the bedrooms are described as "surprisingly" large, and much of the home has been updated.
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413 S. Iseminger Street

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Square footage: 814 square feet
Asking price: $358,500

A lovely brick Trinity located on one of the many idyllic side streets in Washington Square West manages to pack in a lot of history and charm into 814 square feet. While it is marketed as a two-bedroom home, there’s actually a third room that could be considered a third bedroom. In addition, there’s a small back patio off the kitchen. It's also listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
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609 Lombard Street

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Square footage: 945 square feet
Asking price: $369,900

Here’s a Trinity up for grabs for $379,000 in Society Hill. At 945 square feet, it’s a tad more spacious than one would expect, but it has the same set-up as a traditional Trinity: The kitchen is on the first floor, the living room with a fireplace is the second, and the one bedroom and bathroom take up the third floor. Bonus: It has direct access to a lot of outdoor space in the back.
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803 S. Leithgow Street

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Square footage: 960 square feet
Asking price: $332,500

This Queen Village Trinity offers a surprising amount of storage than one would expect in a traditional Trinity. Plus, many of the key rooms—the kitchen and one bathroom, namely—have been recently updated.
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913 S. Darien Street

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Square footage: 1,287 square feet
Asking price: $360,000

This Bella Vista home is by far one of the biggest Trinities on this list. Not only does it have an extra third bedroom, but much of the property has been updated. Yet it still offers that old-world charm thanks to its location on a quiet, pedestrian-only block.
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316 S. Clarion Street

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Square footage: 1,350 square feet
Asking price: $530,000

First, the good news about this expanded Trinity: The third floor has been converted into two bedrooms, bumping the total number of places to sleep up to three. But one of the home's two full bathrooms is set up smack dab in the middle of the master suite. That may be a deal breaker for some, but it's rare to find a Trinity with two full bathrooms.
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123 Elfreth’s Aly

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Square footage: 2,400 square feet
Asking price: $665,000

This brick rowhome at 123 Elfreth’s Alley has been on and off the market since 2014, when it first listed for $795,000. The expanded Trinity immediately impresses, with its bright, red door, and window shutters to its interesting history in the baking world. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home dates back to 1741. It was originally a two-story Trinity and the home of a baker.
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1136 Waverly Street, Rear 1R

Square footage: 621 square feet
Asking price: $275,000

This Washington Square West home is as close to a true Trinity that you're going to get. The 621-square-foot home features one room per floor, with a new kitchen on the first level. Some bonus perks: The wood-burning fireplace in the master bedroom works, and there's in-unit laundry in the basement.
Courtesy of Houwzer

726 S. Percy Street

Square footage: 720 square feet
Asking price: $325,000

Not a fan of the Trinity-style staircase? This Queen Village home is the only property on this map that has a straight staircase. But besides that, it still maintains its original character, from the exposed brick and hardwood floors to the mosaic-tiled entrance to the kitchen. There are also two outdoor spaces: One off the kitchen and the other off the second bedroom.
via BHHS Fox & Roach

2136 Tryon Street

Square footage: 750 square feet
Asking price: $365,000

Here's a lovely Trinity for sale that's located in Fitler Square. It's on the smaller side (see: kitchen), but it does happen to come with two outdoor spaces: A back patio and a terrace off the second level. The third level, reserved for the master bedroom, also has a Juliet balcony.
Courtesy of Keller Williams

329 Kater Street, Unit B

Square footage: 769 square feet
Asking price: $264,000

One of the tinier Trinities on this list is this cozy home in Queen Village that sits tucked behind a gate that's adorned with one of artist Isaiah Zagar's iconic mosaics. Despite its small square footage, the bedrooms are described as "surprisingly" large, and much of the home has been updated.
Courtesy of Re/MAX

413 S. Iseminger Street

Square footage: 814 square feet
Asking price: $358,500

A lovely brick Trinity located on one of the many idyllic side streets in Washington Square West manages to pack in a lot of history and charm into 814 square feet. While it is marketed as a two-bedroom home, there’s actually a third room that could be considered a third bedroom. In addition, there’s a small back patio off the kitchen. It's also listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach

609 Lombard Street

Square footage: 945 square feet
Asking price: $369,900

Here’s a Trinity up for grabs for $379,000 in Society Hill. At 945 square feet, it’s a tad more spacious than one would expect, but it has the same set-up as a traditional Trinity: The kitchen is on the first floor, the living room with a fireplace is the second, and the one bedroom and bathroom take up the third floor. Bonus: It has direct access to a lot of outdoor space in the back.
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803 S. Leithgow Street

Square footage: 960 square feet
Asking price: $332,500

This Queen Village Trinity offers a surprising amount of storage than one would expect in a traditional Trinity. Plus, many of the key rooms—the kitchen and one bathroom, namely—have been recently updated.
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913 S. Darien Street

Square footage: 1,287 square feet
Asking price: $360,000

This Bella Vista home is by far one of the biggest Trinities on this list. Not only does it have an extra third bedroom, but much of the property has been updated. Yet it still offers that old-world charm thanks to its location on a quiet, pedestrian-only block.
Courtesy of Houwzer

316 S. Clarion Street

Square footage: 1,350 square feet
Asking price: $530,000

First, the good news about this expanded Trinity: The third floor has been converted into two bedrooms, bumping the total number of places to sleep up to three. But one of the home's two full bathrooms is set up smack dab in the middle of the master suite. That may be a deal breaker for some, but it's rare to find a Trinity with two full bathrooms.
via Keller Williams

123 Elfreth’s Aly

Square footage: 2,400 square feet
Asking price: $665,000

This brick rowhome at 123 Elfreth’s Alley has been on and off the market since 2014, when it first listed for $795,000. The expanded Trinity immediately impresses, with its bright, red door, and window shutters to its interesting history in the baking world. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home dates back to 1741. It was originally a two-story Trinity and the home of a baker.
Courtesy of Atacan Group