Trinity Tuesday: Sweet Old City Home Right Off Elfreth’s Alley

You never know who you'll run into in this neighborhood!

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Photo credit: Drew Callaghan | Courtesy of John Hirniak of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

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.

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Square feet: 1,071
Price: $399,900
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]

Get at us:

  • Send all tips (including fancy Philly area houses like this and this) to
  • Like Property on Facebook!
  • Follow along on the Twitter machine @PropertyPhilly
  • Get pin-happy on our fun Pinterest boards Phillyscape and Philly Home
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtag #phillyscape on your cool Instagram and Twitter pictures. We might just pick yours to be Property’s next Photo of the Week!