Tucked away on a one-way street in Society Hill sits an historic gem that predates the founding of the country by about 30 years.
The three-bed, 3.5-bath home on 117 Lombard Street, which was build in 1742, just came on the market for $1,350,000—and it’s the epitome of an old Philadelphia home. It boasts hardwood floors, tall windows, and fireplaces throughout, along with a lush (and sizable, for Philly) back patio.
The first floor of the home holds the chef’s kitchen, with a built-in wine rack, marble countertops, and access to stone steps outside that lead up to the patio. There’s also a light well that opens to the living area above. Just a few steps down is the dining room, which offers marble floors.
Upstairs, the living room leads to a hallway with a Classical-inspired mural and exposed, worn brick.
The bedrooms upstairs offer refinished floors and private bathrooms. But the real pull of this place is the patio outside, which has a very “Secret Garden” vibe. It’s a stone patio with trees, ferns, and flowers planted around it, with a brick archway and wrought iron gate. In the back, there’s a fountain, which is a limited edition copy of a fountain at Croome Court in England.
- 117 Lombard Street [W. James Comly, Long and Foster]