Landmark designated Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia has luxury homes featuring early American architecture, with renovated interiors and impeccably restored exteriors. Architecture ranges from 18th C. colonials to federation-style row houses. These properties were once owned by bankers, shipwrights, glassblowers and other tradesmen.
This street is the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America, the Liberty Bell is around the corner and there is a museum and gift shop. The street dates to 1702. As of 2012 there are 32 houses on the street, built between 1728 and 1836. Tours often go down the cobblestone street.
FOR SALE RIGHT NOW
123 Elfreth's Alley
For sale: $795,000
Featuring an A-typical parking spot and roof-top deck, the home has a "museum-quality" feeling. The Baker's House was once a 2-story brick kitchen, and the federation-style home has been expanded and renovated over the years. The original oven, now not functional, can be seen in the basement.
Façade is historically certified. New renovations include a roof, finished basement and highly efficient HVAC system. The property keeps its character with a mix of the old and new.
133-135 Elfreth's Alley
For sale: $850,000
125 Elfreth's Alley
For sale: $649,900
With 3,122 sq ft, this property is the newest and tallest house on the street, built in 1836. It is divided into two units, one rented out. Lower unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, top unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.
No interior photos available of this "vintage Philadelphia home," because a tenant still lives in the house.
109 Elfreth's Alley
Coming on the market soon: $650,000
Vacant, problems arose including water infiltration, mold infestation and vandalism; it was foreclosed in 2010. Renovations will soon be done and then it will be listed.