Charles W HenryElementary School
Spacious and rare offering in the highly sought-after heart of West Mt. Airy. This 6-bedroom/2-bath twin is rich with character and original details. Built in 1908 and surrounded by trees and lush gardens, the house sits above street level on a quiet block. Perfect for hiking, bike rides and walking the dog, this home puts you steps from Carpenter’s Woods and the Wissahickon Valley trails, Weavers Way Co-op, High Point Cafe, Wild Hand Fibers, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, the K-8 Henry School, and the vibrant community of Mt Airy Village. An easy commute by car or SEPTA to Center City and a short drive to the latest brew pubs, shops and endless activities that Northwest Philadelphia and Montgomery County have to offer. Gardeners will especially appreciate the year-round interest of mature foundation plantings and the many perennials that have been nurtured over the years. The open front porches connect you with friendly neighbors up and down the block. Entering the well-lit and high-ceilinged first floor through the double-hung original door, you will be struck by the generous foyer’s warm oak woodwork, stained glass window and decorative mantel. This central foyer accesses the dining room/parlor, living room, and beautiful winding stairway that is lit by a skylight all the way to the first floor. From the foyer you enter the living room/kitchen area, which is joined by a passthrough that unifies the space for social gatherings. Just outside the eat-in-kitchen’s rear door, a bluestone patio creates an open-air room for morning coffee and weekend barbecues, with enough room to also set up a potting station by the inobtrusive shed closet that sits beneath a trellised hydrangea. This well-preserved house was renovated top to bottom in 1989, at which time the steam system was updated with a new boiler, a 100-amp electric service was installed, and a whole house fan was added that works wonderfully to pull the cool night air through the house. There are three rooms on each floor, two full baths (and a throne toilet in the basement!). Large closets are found on the upper floors. Currently the third floor has a basic kitchen in the middle room, which could easily revert to a bedroom or home office suite. The sizeable basement was improved in the early 1990’s when a concrete floor was poured, the walls finished, and lighting added. Conveniently there are both inside and outside entrances to the basement. Selling AS IS.