The historic Hall Wister House in Society Hill has hit the market and can be yours for $549,000.
The idyllic rowhome is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1771. Its first owner was William Wister, a prominent businessman in Philadelphia and, as the Library of Congress describes him, a "Revolutionary War currency endorser."
Following his death in 1800, the house continued to be owned by his family until 1853. In 1960 a collateral descendant (William was a lifelong bachelor) repurchased the house.
Here's what the home looked like way back when:
Today, the 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath home has been preserved given its historic nature. It still features random-width pine floors, built-ins, and working fireplaces in the living room and a bedroom—both lined with lovely tiling.
The home is undoubtedly cozy at 918 square feet, but there are two outdoor spaces when you need a breather: The brick-paved patio features a fountain, and there's a small roof terrace on the upper level.
The future owners of this home will have to appreciate the care that went into preserving this historic home. Again, the asking price is $549,000.
- 330 South 3rd Street [BHHS Fox Roach]