Back in 1844, when this lovely and beautifully maintained farmhouse was built, the German Township had just split itself in two. The more urban portion became the reconstituted Germantown Borough in August of that year, while the rest of what is now known as Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill remained in Germantown Township.
Mount Airy today is a very urbane (yet bosky) place, but this home has managed to retain all of its country charm, just on a much smaller lot.
The side of the home that faces Wissahickon Avenue is actually the side, not the front: the home’s gracious front porch is on its fenced-in north side, and a driveway on its south side leads to two parking spaces.
Once inside, you’ll find a quietly elegant living room and dining room, each with its own fireplace, to the right of the main staircase. Past the dining room is the kitchen, which is flooded with natural light from the adjoining breakfast room and features the latest Jenn-Air appliances.
On the second floor are three bedrooms and two beautifully updated bathrooms, one of which boasts full marble tile walls and shower enclosure. The third floor is divided into a large room that can serve as a home office or fourth bedroom, a laundry room and a third bathroom.
In addition to the utility room, you’ll find a charming wine cellar in the basement.
Out back, there’s an attractive stone terrace and a storage shed in the completely fenced, spacious back yard.
Despite its rural appearance, you’re very close to all sorts of urban amenities, including the Mount Airy business district along Germantown Avenue and a SEPTA Regional Rail station where you can catch trains that will whisk you into Center City. And if you’re a nature lover, the Wissahickon Valley is also a short distance away.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,146
SALE PRICE: $549,900
OTHER STUFF: This home’s price was raised by $400 on June 6.
6825 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119
6825 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Ellen Goodwin | BHHS Fox & Roach]