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Elfreth’s Alley home from 1741 re-lists for $749K

The expanded Trinity was originally home to a baker

This home on Elfreth’s Alley is back on the market with a new price tag.
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A home on Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest residential street in the country, has returned to the market once again, this time with a smaller price tag of $749,900.

The 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 impressed, 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. Remnants of a commercial bakery remain in the home’s basement, where there’s a large brick oven, exposed brick, and exposed beams that now serve as backdrops to a media/family room.

Today, this is by no means your typical Trinity. An addition was added sometime around 1804, and it’s now an impressive 2,400-square-foot home filled with original architectural details, from pine wood floors to five fireplaces. The bedrooms take up the upper levels, and door on the third floor leads to a rooftop deck with views of Old City.

Of course, owning this piece of history comes at a different kind of price: The new owner(s) of 123 Elfreth’s will have to be comfortable living on one of the most iconic and frequently visited streets in Philly.

An alley in Philadelphia. On both sides of the alley are buildings with red brick facades and colorful doors.