On the Market: Renovated Craftsman in West Mt. Airy
Want to live large? This completely rebuilt house has everything you need to handle a big family and many guests.
This handsome stone Craftsman, as the picture above should make clear, has strong bones. Those bones have kept it here in West Mt. Airy for going on 95 years.
But wait until you see what a local builder has hung on them.
Walk through its front door and you will see a striking, brand-new, neotraditional house with an open, airy main floor. With seven bedrooms, five baths and 7,000 square feet of space, this house for sale has what you need to live large and entertain on a grand scale.
Two large bow-shaped window bays help define this main floor. One is at the front of the house’s right side; the other, at the rear of its left. These windows bring lots of light into the main floor’s living spaces.
From the first of those spaces — the living room — you can take in the spatial relationship of all the main floor spaces. The dining room, with a striking chandelier and handsome stone fireplace, is to the living room’s left.
Behind it lies the great room, which gets plenty of light from the other window bay.
And to its right, behind the staircase at the back of the living room, is the spacious, up-to-date kitchen. It has the counter space, storage space and appliances you need to prepare a large feast or entertain a crowd, and a large archway makes it easy to socialize with your guests in the great room while you cook.
Upstairs, you’ll find seven bedrooms and three bathrooms on two floors. The second-floor master is especially roomy and contains its own sitting area. Another has its own brick fireplace.
The bathroom that’s part of the master suite is a stunner, with a soaking tub, marble-lined large shower and dual vanities. You will find marble surrounds and dual vanities in the other two full baths upstairs as well.
You’ll also find a full finished basement with its own full bath for additional space for recreation, relaxation and entertaining.
All this is situated on a quarter-acre lot whose driveway can hold seven cars. That lot is also big enough to give this house a huge backyard.
Whether you choose to commute to the city by car or train, you’re set here: this house for sale sits right on Lincoln Drive, the main commuter route from the Schuylkill Expressway and river drives to Northwest Philly. Or you can leave your car at home and walk about a block to Upsal Regional Rail station. Local shopping, including the Weavers Way Co-op, lies a few blocks up Lincoln Drive.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 7,000
SALE PRICE: $800,000
6516 Lincoln Dr., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 [Christopher Thude | RE/MAX Access]