There are plenty of homes in Philadelphia that are 110 years old. But it’s rare to find one where details have been thoughtfully preserved but it doesn’t scream This is historic! Look at this hearth! This Mount Airy gem is a best-case scenario. Modern upgrades, charming details, lots of period-related curb appeal.
The home features five bedrooms and two full baths plus a powder room. Built in 1904, the single home is full of character. The entryway is surrounded by leaded stained glass windows and there are multiple rooms with at least one wall of exposed brick. A hallway entry on the second floor is made of exposed stonework and the living room fireplace features an intricately carved wood mantel.
The kitchen has been outfitted with what appear to be new appliances and high-end counters. We are especially suckers for vintage-looking pendant lighting featured over the island. This isn't the only place where lighting is employed to charming effect. Several other rooms make excellent backdrops for some very cool chandeliers. The master bedroom is our favorite.
The lot sits on just more than a quarter acre, with hedges, mature trees and a sizable back yard as well as a gracious wrap-around porch. But then it's also situated practically on the periphery of the Wissahickon, so half of Fairmount Park's your oyster from this place.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 3,964
6678 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia
TREND photos via Elfant Wissahickon
Listing: 6678 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119