First-Time Find: Modern Charm in West Mt. Airy for $229K
House hunting can be frustrating, especially when your checklist of non-negotiable, must-have features is looking a lot less like a checklist and a little more like a lengthy novel. The stellar amenities and ample space for entertaining or future children ensure that this property will soothe some of your first-time buyer anxiety.
With a renovated and updated interior, finished basement and quaint exterior complete with sizeable yards in both the front and back of the home, this reasonably priced listing in West Mt. Airy is a quality investment for a family looking to expand.
Pass the brick facade, open the charming red door and enter the living room. Showcasing recessed lighting, a ceiling fan and an attractive fireplace with a contemporary stone surround, the room is extremely inviting. Dark hardwood floors run throughout the home, grounding each room.
Although separated, the kitchen and dining room are also located on the main floor. Outfitted with Carrera marble counter tops, Shaker cabinetry and an island, the kitchen is modern, clean and ideal for preparing meals and hosting guests.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is stocked with a window seat, large windows, three storage compartments, a spacious closet, recessed lighting and a ceiling fan. The other two bedrooms each have one closet. Although the home only has one bathroom, it is newly renovated with a tiled shower and flooring.
The basement is finished, carpeted and contains a half bathroom, making it suitable for a play room, movie room or den. The laundry room and backyard are accessible via the basement.
This home is close to shopping and transit and even closer to history: you’re just a block away from Cliveden, site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown, and in back of the homes at the end of your street is Upsala, where the American troops prepared for the fight. (It too is becoming a residence again.)
All in all, the spacious basement, outdoor space and rehabbed interior make this the perfect starter home for a growing family.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,920
SALE PRICE: $229,000
116 W. Cliveden St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 [Tom Englett | BHHS Fox & Roach]