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.
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:
A wraparound front porch that welcomes you and your visiting guests with a diagonal corner entrance.
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.)
Attractive living and dining rooms whose original hardwood floors still sparkle.
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.
A den with built-in bookshelves and a fifth fireplace, this one gas.
A three-room master suite consisting of a bedroom, an updated bathroom and a sitting room with fireplace.
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
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]