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Houses on America’s oldest street are more modern than you might think

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Elfreth's Alley is America's oldest street, but has some breathtaking houses

Elfreth's Alley, a historic block in Philadelphia, has four houses up for sale and they're all down the street from the Liberty Bell. But before you chalk these homes up as old fixer-uppers, check out these lavish listings.

The oldest residential street in America is looking for new members of the community. For the first time in years, four houses have gone up for sale in this National Historic Landmark. And although most homes were built in the colonial era, these houses have been renovated to fit the modern luxury they deserve. Still possessing old-time architecture, these houses have the perfect combination of antique architecture and modern luxury.

The Baker's House

Bakers house

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Seriously, who wouldn't stop for a second glance at these beautiful federal style homes on Elfreth's Alley? Looking as if they stepped straight out of a history book, these houses have been updated to combine that old-world look with the modern updates we've become accustomed to. The home for sale is listed for $769,900, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and beautiful red shutters. An amazing American piece of prosperity, an exterior simply doesn't get any better than this.

Bakers house kitchen

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Feel like one of the first settlers as you prepare dinner for your family in this eat-in kitchen. Having garden access, this renovated home is just as gorgeous inside as it is out. 2,641 square feet includes three floors, a basement and an enclosed stairway which gives access to a roof deck that overlooks much of Philadelphia's amazing history.

Bakers house basement

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Although updated with novel amenities, the finished basement pays tribute to its vast heritage with an exposed brick oven that was once used by the original tenants to bake bread for the entire neighborhood. A home with not only a heart, but with a story that is ready for you to start your own chapter in.

Double property home

Double property home

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This double property home also located on Elfreth's Alley comes equipped with a large amount of space on the interior and exterior. Listed for $850,000, the three bedroom, three bath 2,290 square foot old brick house has two decks, an exquisite backyard space and a charming side garden. Built in 1799, you would think it was assembled yesterday due to its lovely indoor space.

Double property home: Master bedroom

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This open master looks as if this home is meant for American royalty with its split level design, sitting area and dressing room. With plenty of windows looking out to the historic neighborhood, you can definitely keep up with the Joneses, the Smiths and even the Washingtons.

Double property home: living room

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Another large and open area of the house, this looks like the ideal place to cozy up on cold Philadelphia nights. Also adorned with a sunroom, sauna and whirlpool bath, this long-standing piece of real estate is sure to give you a lifetime worth of memories and comforts.

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