For Sale/Rent

On the Market: Distinctive Victorian in West Mt. Airy

Built for a member of the Strawbridge family, this one-of-a-kind house for sale has been lovingly maintained and stylishly updated where it counts.


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625 W. Phil-Ellena St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 | Bright MLS image via Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

Some houses have more personality than others.

This late-19th-century Victorian house for sale in West Mt. Airy has so much personality it hurts.

It was built for one of the Strawbridges, but it’s been updated for the way we live now. It has an unusual layout, many distinctive architectural features and owners who clearly love and care about it. We bet they’re sad to have to leave it.

But if they didn’t, you wouldn’t have a chance to buy it.

Here’s what you’ll get if you do:

house for sale w mt airy victorian front porch

Front porch

A wraparound front porch that welcomes you and your visiting guests with a diagonal corner entrance.

house for sale w mt airy victorian foyer

Foyer

A handsome foyer with a curving staircase lit by a large leaded-glass window and a fireplace, one of four wood-burning ones in this house, all working. (Two of them were relined, and three have original Mercer tile surrounds and hearths.)

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Living room

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Dining room

Attractive living and dining rooms whose original hardwood floors still sparkle.

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Kitchen

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Kitchen breakfast area

An updated kitchen with top-drawer appliances, granite countertops, a wine rack and a breakfast area. A mudroom behind the kitchen leads to the spacious backyard and storage shed.

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Den

A den with built-in bookshelves and a fifth fireplace, this one gas.

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Master suite sitting room

A three-room master suite consisting of a bedroom, an updated bathroom and a sitting room with fireplace.

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Third-floor bedroom and deck

A second bedroom and a laundry/multipurpose room on the second floor and four more bedrooms and a hall bath on the third. One of the third-floor bedrooms has full-height windows with doors that open onto a private deck.

And a convenient location about two and a half blocks from both Carpenter’s Woods and Upsal Regional Rail station, which sits on the other side of Lincoln Drive from this house. Weavers Way Co-op, High Point Coffee and the Big Blue Marble bookstore are also nearby.

In sum, this is a truly unique house for sale, and it’s looking for a truly unique buyer. Maybe that person is you.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 6

BATHS: 2 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 4,003

SALE PRICE: $675,000

625 W. Phil-Ellena St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Karrie Gavin | Karrie Gavin Group | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]