How much would it cost you to buy a home built before the good ol’ US of A gained their independence? What if that home was not only built prior to the Declaration of Independence, but built on our nation’s oldest residential street? Well, not as much as you might think, but then again, it might cost a little more than you expected. No matter which side of the fence you fall on, the sentiment remains the same… You simply cannot put a price on history, and the rich landscape and architecture alone are enough to make this property worth every penny.
Elfreth’s Alley lives in the Old City neighborhood of our nation’s first capital, Philadelphia. Originally founded in 1702, a visit to Elfreth’s Alley invokes images of 18th century shipwrights, silversmiths, and watchmakers lining the streets to discuss issues of sovereignty or social mobility as they leisurely saunter across its cobblestone. As the years passed, more homes were built on this tiny residential street, primarily from 1728-1836, each revealing captivating stories of our Founding Father’s everyday lives.
The home that has recently become available at 112 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA was built in 1764 and one can safely assume that it harbors its fair share of historical secrets, giving new meaning to “if these walls could talk.” However, despite the property’s tie to such deeply rooted history, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home still manages to boast an updated living room with fireplace, dining room, and a modern kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances. Most impressive, however, is the home’s original wood flooring and exposed brick, beam, and stone.
For a list price of $599,900.00, you can be the proud owner of a 1,480 square foot home that is not just unique, but one that has successfully managed to accomplish quite a difficult feat… the seamless juxtaposition of luxury and history.