Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill
The Larry DiFranco Team, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors
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Single FamilyFor Sale
$1,995,000
502 W Allens Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Courtesy of Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill
MLS: BRIGHT_MAIN
7Beds
4Full3Half Baths
9,458Sq Ft
Est. Mortgage
$10,398/mo

One of the myriad things that makes Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill so appealing is the abundance of beautiful stone homes, built in various styles, during the major development of the area in the early 1900's. The family most responsible for the development of the area is the Woodward family; a family who still has a significant impact on the area. This beautiful country manor, designed by the renowned Robert McGoodwin, was built for the scion of this family, George Woodward, in 1914. Woodward's personal residence is extraordinary. Large, inviting, gracious, but not stuffy, Its architecture has stood the test of time. The square footage is large (9458), and the property is more than two acres, but still the home has an intimate feel that melds with the surrounding gardens. There are seven bedrooms, four full baths, and three half baths (one near the front door, one off the kitchen, and one off the 2nd floor game room), a swimming pool, a large two-car garage with apartment in its second story, many fireplaces, many French doors, three+ patios (one covered), and a driveway that runs from Allen's Lane to Mt. Airy Ave. From the driveway, enter the double front door into a vestibule with two coat closets on opposite sides. Step from the vestibule into a grand entry hall (15x35), with substantial powder room, another coat closet, gas fireplace, and large French doors out to patio and pool. To the right, is the large living room(20x30) with beautiful pine floors, fireplace, series of three arched French doors to access a flagstone patio that runs the length of the living room, custom made cabinetry, beamed ceilings and 9 ' ceiling height. Off the living room is a sunny room (12x21), currently used as an office with windows on three sides and another fireplace. To the left of the entrance hall is the dining room, kitchen, den, back staircase, and second, first-floor powder room. The kitchen is large and eat-in with lots of storage. The formal dining room is a stunner with 6-foot plate rail, fireplace, and more doors to the back garden. The den is cozy and right off the kitchen. Climb the grand staircase to the second floor. The primary suite is to the right with vaulted ceiling, back-to-back gas fireplaces (yes, one in bedroom, one in bathroom), two walk-in closets, a large bathroom with two sinks, a separate tub, and walk-in shower, and a separate water closet. Located off the hallway that leads to the primary suite is another bedroom and a hall bath. Likely, it was originally designed as a private sitting room or the nursery. Finishing up the second story are three more bedrooms, another full bath, an exercise room (located through one of the bedrooms) which was likely the summer sleeping porch when the house was first built, and a large game room. The back staircase that begins in the kitchen, ends up in the game room with its vaulted ceiling, carpeted floors, and second floor laundry. There is also a powder room that serves the game room and second floor. The main staircase leads to the third floor with two bedrooms and a hall bath. There is also a large storage room, and unfinished attic space where one of the HVAC systems is housed. This description simply cannot capture the romance and livability of this house. Plenty of room for everybody and all kinds of activities, but there is nothing overwhelming. The house is heated with oil. There are nine zones of heating and cooling. The basement is large and unfinished with a bulkhead door from the outside. The grounds sport beautiful mature trees and shrubs and offer an exceptional amount of privacy. Incorporated into the two acres is a separate lot (12,123 square feet - 503 W Mt Airy Ave). Easy commute to CC by rail or car. Walkability to Wissahickon Valley, Village of West Mt Airy, even into Chestnut Hill.

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This data is up-to-date as of 05/18/2022 06:42 PM. Listing provided by Janice Manzi of Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill.
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