Converted Bakery in Fairmount’s Pig’s Alley

The historic home has an open house on Sunday.

2310 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA ,19130

2310 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA ,19130

Despite being in the old Pig’s Alley section of Fairmount (which some say got its name from the butcher shops that used to line the blocks), this circa 1860 rowhouse served a different kind of culinary purpose prior to becoming a residence: It was a bakery. We imagine the bulkhead door that faces the street was suited to the business.

Today, however, any aroma of fresh baked bread is likely come from a wholly residential kitchen, which features a skylight and stainless steel appliances, and opens into a dining area with a bench. Custom woodwork and flooring is featured throughout, but restored wood floors cover the expanse of the living room, which has a coffered ceiling and decorative mantle.

Bedrooms can be found on the second and third floors, while the laundry area with tub and mechanicals are down in the basement. There’s also a mud room with skylight and full bathroom.

Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Square feet: 1,800
Price: $534,000
Open House: Sunday, August 24, 3:00pm

Listing: 2310 Aspen Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19130 [BHHS Fox & Roach]