House of the Week: A Most Charming Colonial in West Mt. Airy

7329 Mccallum St, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

7329 Mccallum St, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

As a Colonial built circa 1926,  this cozy dwelling provides ready-made comforts for anyone swayed by its charm: bookcases, built-ins, wood burning fireplace and 2-car garage with plenty of extra parking.

Inside details include custom paneling, second staircase to an au pair suite, French doors leading to a covered porch and, finally, a renovated kitchen that’s stocked with Thermador stainless steel appliances, Bosch dishwasher, custom cabinetry and a double wall oven. There’s also a breakfast room and outdoor composting area.

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Historic Jaw-Dropper of the Week: Braun Stone Manor in West Mt. Airy

232 Pelham Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

232 Pelham Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

William P.M. Braun, a businessman heralded for helping elevate Philadelphia’s commercial and industrial clout in the late 19th and early 20th century, once lived in this beautiful home situated in the historic Pelham District of West Mt. Airy.

Inside Braun’s former manse, century-old craftsmanship remains. The grand staircase and  original woodwork in oak, mahogany, and cherry woods are evidence of this, as are the original stained glass windows alongside a window seat landing. Pocket doors in the formal living and dining rooms are made of oak and glass, while floors are pure hardwood.

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Weekend Open Houses: Two Homes in Manayunk and West Mt. Airy

Living space of 153 Kalos Street.

Living space of 153 Kalos Street.

Visiting these two homes in Manayunk and two in West Mt. Airy could determine which has the most living appeal– although, they all have their pros.

First, the Kalos Street home has been completely rehabbed and sits near a small truss of restaurants surrounding Ridge Avenue (FYI, the neighborhood is one of a handful in the city with a high density of pizzerias). Meanwhile, the Grape Street residence is just a little over a 10-minute walk from Never Give Up Training, a studio offering intensive fitness classes. It’s also been updated and includes a sizable roof deck with views of the city.

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