An English Idyll in Mt. Airy for $380K

This handsome twin has been kept up well over the years and retains its dawn-of-the-postwar-era style and charm.

519 E. Allens Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 | Photos courtesy Janet Ames, RE/MAX Executive Realty

If you have the same warped sense of humor I do, you might see blocks like this one in Mt. Airy and think immediately of “Tudor Nightmare Village,” the fictitious housing development touted by zonked-out matinee-movie show host Ben Bland on a 1977 Firesign Theater album.

Rows of English Gothic Revival twin homes with neatly trimmed lawns! Oh, the horror!

In the real world, blocks like this one make perfectly nice places to live. As do homes like this one whose owners have given them regular doses of tender loving care.

Living room

The block this home sits on is known for its regular block parties, so you’ll get to know your neighbors well. And you’ll be able to welcome them into a handsome home that’s been thoughtfully updated over the years.

Dining room

The updating is most noticeable in the dining room and kitchen. The dining room has had custom china closets added in its corners and a dining bar inserted into the wall that had separated it from the kitchen, opening up both spaces nicely.


The eat-in kitchen got a total makeover that gave it a tile floor, tile counters, handsome oak cabinetry and up-to-date appliances.

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

The hardwood floors in the three bedrooms sparkle just as they do in the rest of the home. The master bedroom boasts plenty of storage space in multiple closets and a full tile bath with shower stall.

Family room

Down in the basement you’ll find laundry facilities, a one-car garage and a finished family room.

It’s ideally situated as well, close to Mt. Airy Regional Rail station and a pleasant walk to the heart of Mt. Airy’s business district.

Nightmare? Looks more like a dream to me.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $380,000

OTHER STUFF: One of the other updates is a high-velocity central air conditioning system on the first and second floors.

519 E. Allens Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 [Janet Ames | RE/MAX Executive Realty]

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