Step into the elegant beauty of 60 West Allens Lane, a property that exudes timeless grandeur and sophistication. Situated on a pretty tree-lined street, this exceptional home and corner lot is located mere steps from vibrant Germantown Ave, offering easy access to Mt Airy's bustling commercial corridor. Built in 1887, this WISSAHICKON SHIST STONE MANSION is characterized by its blend of Center Hall Colonial style as well as elements of the Victorian Gothic Revival Style. The double baluster front, mansard roof, bay window elements, and wide dentiled eaves and cornices are just a few of the many striking architectural details that make this property so special. With a sprawling 7400’ feet of living space (not including apartment), this estate sits on a parklike 1 acre lot and is accompanied by a 2 BEDROOM CARRIAGE HOUSE / GARAGE APARTMENT and a fabulous IN GROUND HEATED SALTWATER POOL . With the main house boasting a total of 15 rooms: 3 stories, 2 staircases, 8 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and an astounding number of large windows with deep window sills, its interior is bathed in natural light where beautiful views of the mature trees and planting outside can be found in every corner of this home. As you step inside, you'll be captivated by the home's overwhelming number of fine original details. The gorgeous original oak and pine hardwood floors flow throughout the home, leading you to the grand curved staircase, several sets of huge pocket doors, 10-foot ceilings, ornate dentil and crown moldings, and glass transoms that lend a touch of old-world charm to the space. The original vintage light fixtures and large carved wood built-ins mantles and closets further enhance the home's undeniable elegance. Through a huge heated sunporch, original oak French doors lead you to the foyer, where you'll note a formal parlor and music room on either side. The parlor is complete with an antique decorative tiled mantle, while the music room features a breathtaking floor-to-ceiling built-in mirror. Beyond, the grand living room/family room boasts an impressive 7 windows and an oak wood decorative fireplace and bay window that overlooks the inviting inground pool. The eat-in kitchen is full of original details as well, including vintage floor-to-ceiling subway tile, an original double porcelain sink, and a poured mosaic stone floor. Adjacent to the kitchen, you'll find a large formal dining room with built-in china cabinets, a butler's pantry, and a quaint powder room. The back staircase leads to the 2nd and 3rd floor bedroom wing, where you'll discover 8 spacious bedrooms; the primary being oversized , giving the new owner the option to add extra closets if desired. On the 2nd floor, there are two updated full baths, and on the 3rd floor, you'll find 3 additional bedrooms, a full bath and a bonus room with kitchenette, which could be used as an in-law or guest suite. Outside, the detached garage with its original horse stall and barn door has been converted into a one car garage on the first floor and a 2 bedroom income-producing apartment on the 2nd, featuring exposed stone, a wood-burning stove, and a vaulted ceiling. (currently being used as additional family living quarters). The area is equally special: Mt Airy was recently named one of "10 Best Big City Neighborhoods in the US" by Money Magazine where you'll have access to a variety of wonderful shops, restaurants, and cafes along Germantown Ave. You can enjoy local shopping at Weaver's Way Food Co-op and take a short walk to Fairmount Park's Wissahickon Valley, which offers 57 miles of lush trails. Additionally, you're only two blocks from the Allens Lane train station, providing a short commute to Center City, and just a 10-minute walk to Chestnut Hill. Come and see for yourself how this home exudes exceptional charm and character, with features that are hard to find in modern homes.
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