Enchantment in Mt. Airy: Gardens and a Backyard Wishing Well

With a white picket fence, it's a tiny corner of the American Dream.

It’s hard to find a home more charming than this 1830 Mt. Airy farmhouse. The wishing well and gardens alone evoke Snow White and the white picket fencing just moves things even more squarely into American iconography.

The home is – of course – listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic places. Its century-plus age means the floors are still the original pumpkin pine. The farmhouse itself has three bedrooms and one full and one half bath. The upstairs has been updated a big, with second-floor laundry and a renovated bathroom. In addition to the farmhouse, there is a carriage house out back. It includes a bedroom and bath of its own.

Also out back? A darling spring well (which, to be fair, does more than provide a spot for sighing and hoping) and gardens so extensive and lovely that they have been included recently on tours given by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and National Garden Conservancy.

Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
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Listing: 341 W. Mount Airy Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119