Property is available relatively rarely on America’s oldest continually inhabited residential street. Elfreth’s Alley hosts only 32 homes, and two of them being on the market simultaneously is the real estate equivalent of a blue moon.
First up: 133-35 Elfreth’s Alley. A double lot means 45 glorious feet of width to this three-bedroom home. It also means two decks, a side garden and a tremendous master suite. A finished basement includes a spa-like bathroom. Plenty of period details, including exposed stonework and brick. Our favorite room is the basement, with its romantic canopied ceiling, dreamy lighting and old fireplace.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 2,290
133-35 Elfreth's Alley
TREND photos courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach
Listing: 133-35 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Just down the street, 123 Elfreth's Alley also has three beds and three baths, one of which boasts a whirlpool tub. Instead of two decks and a side garden, there is a patio out back and a staircase that leads to a roof deck. This home has some additional historic cachet: known as "the Baker's house," there is a large brick oven in the basement where the original owners once baked bread for their neighbors. The basement has been fully refinished, but the oven remains. We also adore the hanging hammock seats owners have installed.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 2,641
123 Elfreth's Alley
TREND photos courtesy Keller Williams Realty
Listing: 123 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106