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House of the Week: The Ultimate in Philly History with a Modern Twist

Philly is known for its Old City cobblestone streets surrounding Independence Hall; those tiny row homes with minuscule closets. And while we might all enjoy a B&B experience in one such home, few of us would want to live our daily, modern lives in these cramped quarters.

Luckily, now (and if you have $850,000 to spend), you don't have to - you can have it all!

This home on famous Elfreth's Alley (the oldest, continuously inhabited street in America) has the best of American history and charm but the ultimate in spacious, modern living (certainly helps that its one of the widest homes on the street).

135 Elfreth's Alley 

Did I mention it has one of the largest Center City backyards I've seen all year?!

It has a massive backyard, a beautiful, wide Juliet balcony AND a roof deck. I mean thats just greedy...

Oh, and if all that space and airiness is too much for you, don't worry, you can retreat to your sauna-cave and drink wine from your massive stone wine-vault (because you can't buy this house and NOT put a wine vault down there. In fact, if the listing agent is correct, "The original occupant was a renowned French winemaker, and as a result the all brick wine cellar")

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths (though one is in the basement) , 3500 sq ft, in-law suite capabilities upstairs. Duct work in place for future A/C.

For more info, please visit the property site


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