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Living History in Germantown for $250K

This lovingly maintained twin brings past and present together colorfully.


6135 McCallum St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19144 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

We live in a city whose history is one of its selling points. And very few of its neighborhoods ooze history from their pores the way Germantown does.

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And if you’d like to live in a neighborhood where history surrounds you, you can still do so affordably in Germantown.

If you’re lucky, you can even find a home where history lives, like this lovingly maintained twin at the edge of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District.

You’ll find attractive blasts from the past throughout this home, from the welcoming front porch to the cool screened-in back one.

For starters, take a look around you as you enter the front vestibule. Yes, those ceramic tiles on the wall and floor are original.

Then keep gazing downward as you enter the living room so you can notice the inlays that ring the hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms. A faux fireplace in the living room adds another classic touch.

Hipsters and history fans will appreciate the vintage 1950s gas range in the up-to-date kitchen. Like the other rooms in this home, it’s bright, airy, and gets ample natural light. Its aquatic color scheme and colorful tile backsplashes give it extra personality.

The home’s spacious bathroom is another fabulous throwback to the 1950s, and it too is in great shape.

Something else you don’t find any more: the built-in closet with drawers in the master bedroom. All three of the second-floor bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, and the bay-windowed front bedroom has an energy-saving ceiling fan as well.

Up on the third floor are a fourth bedroom and a bonus room that could fill many functions.

Completing this package are a lush backyard and a full basement with laundry facilities and workspace.

As for the history that surrounds you, your two-block walk to Tulpehocken Regional Rail station takes you through an eclectic collection of 19th-century homes, and one block in the other direction lies history-laden Germantown Avenue and the Route 23 bus. Central Germantown’s shopping district is a short walk away, and the Wissahickon Valley is also close at hand.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 4

BATHS: 1

SQUARE FEET: 1,650

SALE PRICE: $249,900



6135 McCallum St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19144 [Robert Davis | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]