Live Like a Princess in Grace Kelly's Childhood Home
Before she was a princess, before she was an actress, before she was the subject of many a biography, Grace Kelly was just a girl from Philadelphia. Now, the home she grew up in is up for sale. For just $1 million USD, you can own a piece of Hollywood history.
The 4000-square-foot regal brick colonial house was built by her father “sometime during the 1920s and 1930s” and is located in Philly’s East Falls neighborhood. Along with its six bedrooms and four baths, the house comes equipped with relics from Kelly’s childhood, including a door on the top floor with her children’s heights etched into it.
According to Curbed, the house is also where Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to the then actress, making her the Princess of Monaco and giving birth to one of the greatest real-life fairy tales ever. Unfortunately, the couple did not live happily ever after. Kelly’s life was tragically cut short when she suffered a stroke while driving, plunging her car off a cliff. She was 52.
Her childhood home has undergone its own tragic set of circumstances after a previous owner lived in “unsanitary conditions.” In 2013, it was reportedly infested with cats, but according to realtor Patricia Gernerd, the house has nearly been restored to its former glory. Gernerd expects it so sell by June 5.
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