Trinity Tuesday: Sweet Old City Home Right Off Elfreth’s Alley
Whoa, whoa, whoa—is that William Penn? Who is this guy? Quick, someone take a selfie with him… Nah, but all kidding aside, living in Old City looks like it’d be a ball–especially if there’s a chance of running into 17th-century Philadelphians right outside your door.
As luck would have it, this trinity home is smack in the heart of the neighborhood, right off historic Elfreth’s Alley in fact. (Maybe that’s where this dude was headed to?) As it happens, listing agent John Hirniak tells us the updated two-bedroom, built circa 1734, is technically part of the city’s famous street as it’s among a cluster of homes situated right behind the ones sitting at its forefront. Property records will have it as such, but you can still use its more “recent” 3 Bladens Court address (it’s been in use since for a long time, possibly since the 18th-century) in your GPS. Check out more of the area’s history here.
Modern amenities in the home include central air, a marble bathroom with frameless shower glass, and a kitchen with frosted glass cabinetry and upgraded granite (stainless steel appliances are here too, of course). Exposed brick, hardwood floors and several gas fireplaces are throughout, the one in the living room boasting a custom Boston Spark screen.
So, any takers? There’s a gallery below if you’d like to see the inside.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 1,071
Additional Info: Washer & dryer on third floor; rental parking nearby
Photos by Drew Callaghan. Courtesy of John Hirniak of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut.
Listing: 3 Bladens Ct, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut]
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