Last winter, I drove over to Grace Kelly’s home, took photos and blogged about it.
Grace Kelly grew up in the stately brick home built by her father, John B. Kelly, in 1929. It’s located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, near Germantown.
In June, the six-bedroom colonial brick home, located at 3901 Henry Avenue, went on the market for one million dollars. It was reportedly sold on September 28, 2016 for $775,000.
The buyer is Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Grace’s son. It had been the Kelly home until 1974, when it was first put on the market. It sold and flipped within days.
In 2013, the most recent owner, who bought the home from the flipper in 1974, had been living in “unsanitary” conditions . It was discovered that she had been hoarding cats.
Photo Courtesy of BeyondGraceKelly.com
Prince Albert told People Magazine:
It feels good. I’m very happy to have saved this old family home from a near certain death or development.
We’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do with it. We’re looking at having it contain some museum exhibit space and maybe use part of it for offices for some of our foundation work.
To read the full article and to see interior photos of the home, click here.