It’s not too often that houses come up for sale or rent on Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the the nation. This three-bedroom 18th-century home is as enormous as Alley houses get, though its nickname is Half House because it’s so narrow. Prior owners apparently tired of the 18th-century footprint, as they built a two-story addition in 2007. The systems, thankfully, were modernized as well: The house has radiant, zoned heat and A/C.
Price-wise, this house has had a tortured history that’s almost as long as the history of the street. It was first put on the market in 2009 for more than $900,000 and saw 11 price reductions–and three changes in brokerages–before it recently sold for $420,000.
We wish the new owners a very happy first Fourth of July in their new home!