Estate With Must-See Private Backyard Hits the Market in Historic French Village

It's in that lovely Wissahickon Style.

Photos by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach

Photos by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Chestnut Hill

Let’s head out to West Mount Airy to check in on a newly listed estate in the historic French Village development. Architect Robert McGoodwin teamed up to developer Dr. George Woodward back in the 1920’s to create an enclave of houses in the upper northwest, a burgeoning commuter section that was becoming increasingly wealthy due to the construction of new rail stations. Not familiar with this section of the city, check out this amazing “tour” of the homes and a background on the development.

Homes like the ones found in French Village were built in order to cater to this new influx of wealth and, man, they did not disappoint. 7305 Emlen Street rests on one acre of tree-lined land, native trees being a key element of the Wissahickon Style, and fine architectural details are found throughout–most notably the home’s four fireplaces and wrought iron staircase.

The enclosed yard is beautifully landscaped, creating three “rooms” of gardens. The back wall area boasts a private patio and fountain and the walled-in cutting area can be seen from the kitchen. Then we come to the stellar renovated pool area, which has its own patio and outdoor dining space.

Beds: 7
Baths: 4.1
Square Feet: 6,113
Price: $1,245,000
Additional Info: Two-car garage features an above in-law or au pair room

7305 EMLEN ST, PHILADELPHIA, 19119 [BHHS Fox & Roach–Chestnut Hill]