First-Time Find: Upgraded in East Mt. Airy for $255K

931 E. Durard St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19150 | TREND images via RE/MAX Keystone

The sunny streets of upper East Mt. Airy are filled with beautifully maintained homes that make great first rungs on the homeownership ladder. This is one of those homes.

Built in 1950, this roomy twin is the beneficiary of a recent top-to-bottom rehab that turned its interior into a comfortable space for modern living.

Its attractive front patio lets you join in the common neighborhood practice of relaxing in the front yard while you greet your neighbors and passers-by. It also has a rear deck for those occasions when you’d prefer a little more privacy as you entertain or soak up the sun outdoors. Read more »

Mt. Airy Rental: Six-Bedroom Home With Sauna

This enormous house would be pretty special even without a sauna, but you have to admit, that’s certainly a distinctive feature. In addition, the home has beautiful floors, from hardwood to tile; a fireplace; a finished basement with multiple, discrete spaces; a servant’s stairway to the second floor; three full bathrooms; and more.

Most important to those who embrace Mt. Airy for its proximity to green, the home has a front yard, a side yard and a backyard–as well as a front porch and a storage shed.

It’s only a couple blocks from Germantown Avenue and a few more than that to SEPTA’s Allens Lane station. It’s convenient but technically in East Mt. Airy. If you’re someone who gets snobby about such a distinction, well, you may be missing out.

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Splendiferous Interiors: Entirely Purple Dive Bar for Sale

The blue-on-the-outside, purple-on-the-inside (like a gobstopper) Ingram Lounge is for sale in East Mt. Airy, and it’s being marketed as an investment opportunity with a “well-established clientele.” The bar is “ready for a new owner operator looking to start their own brand or expand an existing concept.”

May we issue a request to the new owner of this bar? PLEASE DO NOT ALTER THE INTERIOR PAINT OR TAKE DOWN THE STREAMERS.

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The Most Expensive Home in East Mt. Airy Is a Terrific Renovation

Property’s Property of the Week: 500 Woodbrook Lane in East Mt. Airy

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath in East Mt. Airy was last purchased in February 2011 for $340,000 and is now selling, two years later, for $625,000. That makes it the most expensive home on the market in that area. Why? Upgrades and a canny renovation, my friends, with name brands to boot. In the kitchen there’s a cast iron farm sink, Carrara marble countertops and Italian porcelain tile floors. There’s two-zoned central air, a dressing room with built-in shelving, a master bath with dual marble sinks, as well as a powder room with gray walls and a chandelier that a new buyer probably can’t keep but that is a stroke of genius in the tiny space. There’s also a finished basement (currently home to some lonely midcentury furniture), a agarage, a fenced yard around landscaped grounds, and a porch. The whole house is 3,700 square feet of renewed and upgraded loveliness.
Open House: 3/10 12pm-2pm
More info: 500 Woodbrook Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119, listed by Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill

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