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.
- 123 Elfreth’s Aly [Boots Levinson, Atacan Group]
- On the Market: ‘Baker’s home’ on Elfreth’s Alley for $795K [Inquirer]