Welcome to this stunning Grand Colonial home located in the desirable West Mount Airy neighborhood. Surrounded by large trees providing shade and smaller flowering trees and perennials, this property offers a picturesque setting. Built in 1904, this historic home has been meticulously renovated by a local custom builder in 2004, combining timeless elegance with modern amenities.
As you approach the house, you are greeted by a covered wrap-around porch, creating a charming entrance. Stepping inside, the grand foyer welcomes you with a wood-burning, stone fireplace adorned with a beautifully restored woodwork mantle, coffered ceilings, and exquisite leaded-glass windows that bathe the space in warm, natural light. Throughout the home, hardwood floors add a touch of sophistication and elegance.
The living room, filled with abundant sunlight from large windows and doors, is a spacious and inviting area. Coffered ceilings extend from the living room into the formal dining room, which is perfect for hosting dinner parties and enjoying ample natural light from a beautiful trio of bay windows. The updated kitchen features ample cabinet space, two sinks, stainless steel appliances including a GE gas oven and range, stainless steel range hood, Bosch dishwasher, a built-in microwave, and a 42-inch, built-in Kitchen Aide French door refrigerator, and freezer, ensuring functionality and style. The kitchen also offers windows overlooking the rear patio and mature landscaping, tray ceilings, and a built-in nook perfect for a little workspace or coffee bar. Just off the kitchen is access to the patio overlooking the rear yard, providing ease and convenience for outdoor meals and enjoyment with family and friends.
This magnificent property boasts five gracious bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The bedrooms are spread across the upper levels, with three on the second floor and two on the third floor. One of the two corner bedrooms on the second floor features a gas fireplace with a historically restored mantle, adding to its charm. Choose from primary bedrooms on the 2nd or 3rd floor, each with an en-suite 4-piece bathroom with Whirlpool tubs. The 3rd-floor bathroom also provides a luxurious steamer in the generously sized shower. On the third floor, you will also find a well-sized room with abundant natural light and a wet bar complete with a beverage refrigerator, offering the potential for a den, sitting room, or office.
The full, finished basement is a versatile space, featuring a kitchenette, full bathroom, and private entrance. This area could be ideal for an au pair or in-law suite and includes a large storage closet. The basement and first floor also boast rare heated flooring, offering comfort and coziness.
The backyard is a true oasis for outdoor entertaining, featuring a lovely slate patio that overlooks the expansive yard. The property also offers several noteworthy features such as driveway parking for 4 cars, a garage, and an EV charger. The well-maintained dual HVAC systems provide central air/heat, ensuring year-round comfort.
The location of this home is a standout feature, with proximity to CW Henry Elementary School, Weaver’s Way Coop, and the Highpoint Café. Access to public transportation and regional rail lines makes commuting a breeze. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the nearby Wissahickon Creek bed and Carpenter Woods, while the vibrant amenities of Central Philadelphia are within easy reach.
If you are searching for a home that seamlessly blends timeless style with modern conveniences, this property is not to be missed. Embrace the opportunity to make this elegant Grand Colonial your own and enjoy the best of suburban charm and urban amenities.