“Forgotten Hollywood”- An Estate in Philly…

Posted on October 21, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family. Her son, Prince Albert of Monaco, has confirmed to People Magazine that he was the recent purchaser of the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home in the East Falls section of the city.


                           GRACE KELLY

   The estate sits on a 0.69-acre parcel that features gardens and a private backyard. Inside, the home boasts a formal paneled dining room, finished basement, and a barroom. The home was built in 1935 by Kelly’s father, John B. Kelly. He was a three-time Olympic gold medal-winning rower in the 1920s, and later, a prominent businessman active in Philadelphia politics. Grace Kelly left Philadelphia at age 20 for Hollywood, but remained adored by Philadelphians through the years. A sign posted outside designates the structure as a Pennsylvania historical landmark.

   Prince Albert said he has early memories of visits to the home, such as staring out an upstairs window, or rolling around on the living room carpet. The prince told the magazine he planned to visit Philadelphia on Tuesday as he considers plans for the home. One idea is to partially use the property for Kelly-related museum artifacts; another is to create office space for the family charitable foundation.

   Real estate agent John O’Connell of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors said the home sold for $754,000.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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