There’s Basically a Castle on Allens Lane in Mt. Airy

And who doesn't love a turret?

Exterior of 701 W Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA.

Exterior of 701 W Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA.

There’s something stately about this home built in 1894. Maybe it’s the stony exterior or its prominent crenellated turret. Whatever the case, the house is rather conveniently situated: It’s a 12-minute car ride from Wissahickon Valley Park, and 4 minutes from the hum of Germantown Ave.

The home’s merits don’t stop there, however.

It has a pretty wrap-around porch, giving ample opportunity for natural light to fill up the eat-in kitchen and breakfast room. Next to the refrigerator is an indoor window, perfect for passing food in between the kitchen and formal dining room.

Additionally, the house has high ceilings and a grand staircase that stops at each of the three floors. A long-hanging chandelier runs through the stairway’s center. Out back is a private swimming pool.

The listing also claims a wine cellar, but it doesn’t seem to appear in any of the photos. What does appear is a neat-looking vintage elevator.

Beds: 8
Baths: 5.1
Square feet: 9,824
Price: $1,175,000

Listing: 701 W Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA, 19119 [Fox & Roach]