Perhaps the pressure to own a piece of royal history is just too much to bear, because Princess Grace Kelly’s childhood home in East Falls is down another $100,000 after undergoing a second pricechop in just two weeks.
The stately, brick Georgian home on 3901 Henry Avenue first hit the market in June for $1 million, a price tag that some readers scoffed at given the neighborhood where the median sales price is in the $200K range.
After a month on the market, the 6-bedroom, 4-bath home knocked $150,000 off its asking price. Today, the 4,000-square-foot property is now $750,000.
The listing photos may not be doing justice to the home, which still features hints of Kelly’s childhood, including a door that has etchings of the Kelly children’s heights. As the historical marker out front states, the princess’s Olympian father built the home in the 1930s, thanks to his successful brick construction business.
Kelly’s royal history began here, too. Prince Rainier of Monaco stayed with Kelly and her family in 1955 while on a trip to the U.S., and three days later proposed to her in the East Falls home.
Unfortunately, after Kelly's mom sold the home, it fell into disrepair and was discovered filled with cats in 2013. It has since had new owners who have attempted to bring the home back to its former glory days.