Want to own a piece of history? One of the oldest homes in Queen Village has come to the market after spending years as a bed and breakfast and most recently a private residence.
The home dates back to 1750 and sits along Bainbridge Street nestled among a few more charming rowhomes. Its history begins in the 18th century, when the neighborhood was home to a sea captains. It later enjoyed some two decades as part of the Shippen Way Inn, a bed and breakfast, until the entire inn was listed for sale in 2012 for $1,300,000.
It’s listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
This portion of the former inn is located at 416 Bainbridge and is now back on the market as a private residence, featuring three bedrooms and three and a half baths. Although there have been a number of updates, the home maintains the majority of its original character, from the hardwood floors to the exposed beams in nearly every room.
And while it may look short and tiny from the front of the home, there are two private outdoor spaces off the back: A pretty deep back patio is located off the kitchen’s French doors, and there’s a roof deck off the den on the third floor. Bonus: The third level features a wet bar, which cuts out the need to go up and down the winding stairs to the kitchen when you want to hang out on the roof deck.
The asking price of the home is $585,000.
- 416 Bainbridge Street [Aaron Byles, Atacan Group]