The Tulpehocken Station Historic District in Germantown is only about six square blocks, but it is bursting with architectural gems like this Gothic Victorian better known as the Joseph Mitchell House.
From the exterior, which boasts lovely stonework, gingerbread trim and bracketing and Queen Anne mullioned windows, it is easy to tell how the district was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. On the interior, the drama of this home begins at the cathedral-esque doorway and builds through each of the five bedrooms to a crescendo in marbled baths. The lovely grounds and garden make for a nice denoument.
In addition to the obvious beauty of the home, buyers get the cachet that comes with owning a home with a name that may - or may not - have been designed in 1856 by renowned local architect Samuel Sloan.
Joseph Mitchell House
THE FINE PRINT
Square Feet: 3,857
Listing: 200-2 West Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144 [PruFox Roach Chestnut Hill]