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House of the Day: 4BR Home With Ridiculously Exquisite Period Details for Less Than $350,000

germantown victorian

We expect this single-family brick Victorian in West Germantown to get snapped up quickly. It’s got off-street parking, an enormous back yard, and a ton of original detail. The living room fireplace is made of slate, and the house is a reasonable four bedrooms and two baths. There’s a wrap-around porch in front, and a shady patio in the back. We’d like to commend the listing agent on her smart use of photographs. If we had a spare $350,000, we’d buy this house just based on the close-up shot of the hardware on these original pocket doors.

The location, too, is kind of dreamy. It’s half a block from Cloverly Park in a neighborhood full of creative professionals, avid gardeners and young families. There are two community gardens within a few blocks of this house, and it’s close to Manayunk, East Falls, and Mt. Airy. There are two regional rail stops close by–Queen Lane and Chelten, and plenty of bus routes.

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House of the Day: Tudor With Artist’s Studio in Stratford upon Wynnewood

626 Loves Lane

Built in the 1920s by brothers Arthur and David Love, Wynnewood’s English Village is a little bit of Wee Britain on the Main Line. The historically certified neighborhood was designed to emulate William Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford upon Avon. The village of 31 Tudor-style homes is known for exposed timber, pitched roofs and leaded windows.

“It’s magical,” says resident Lynn Fenimore. “There’s no other word for it.” Fenimore lives on Loves Lane, in the home that was once occupied by Arthur Love himself.

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