On the Market: Lovely Arts & Crafts Residence in Mt. Airy
It should come as no surprise that we’ve featured an Arts & Crafts house more than once on Property since hallmarks of the movement include exposed beams, built-in bookcases, the use of natural materials, original oak wainscoting and inlaid hardwood floors. The style makes for charming residences and it just so happens that this home is one such property. (Although, in this case, its inlaid hardwood floors come with dark ribbon trim.)
Built by builder Ashton Tourison circa 1909, the home has only been sold twice in its lifetime. Careful preservation has allowed it to continue to boast original stained glass and brass lighting fixtures, with additional historical notes like a servant’s gong, a secret safe, which, according to the owner, is “hidden in a nook behind oak paneling,” and pocket doors.
Furthermore, the home has a unique butler’s pantry with a glass front. Other features include a morning room, glazed stoneware sinks, servant’s stairway, and a sizable window seat and brick and oak-trimmed fireplace in the living room.
And, hey. There is, the owner adds, “ceiling heating for drying clothes in the basement, à la 1909” for anyone wanting to go old school with their laundry!
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Square feet: 3,640
6920 Boyer St, Philadelphia, PA, 19119
Listing: 6920 Boyer St, Philadelphia, PA, 19119 [Coldwell Banker – Hearthside]