MLS® ID: PAPH877188
708 W MOUNT AIRY AVENUE
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, 19119 $1,395,000
Perched just high enough to create a private oasis, this substantial1929 stone single by architect John W.Keyes, has much to offer. The turreted front entrance sets the stage with ornate iron hardware and slate floored vestibule. To the right of the center hall is a truly one-of-a-kind chef~s kitchen which is defined by hand carved black walnut cabinets, imported millwork, Lacanche range, granite counters with leathered finish, and large dining area complemented by period paneling. White oak flooring with walnut inlay carries throughout the first floor and accentuates the warm tones of the living room with marble mantled fireplace. Off the living room is a four-season enclosed porch with wood burning fireplace and French doors to a covered slate porch. A broad staircase with beautiful wood railing, heavy iron balusters, and landing with Juliet balcony, leads to the second floor. The master bedroom is big and bright with custom en suite bath with double sinks, oversized shower, and radiant floor heating. Additional features include two walk-in closets and sitting/dressing room. Across the hall are two large bedrooms joined by double Jack and Jill bathrooms, one with a shower, the other with a tub. The second floor is completed with an oval shaped office/study, and an additional bedroom and full bath that are perfect for guests, au-pair or play/hobby space, and a laundry area. The third floor has a fifth bedroom, full bath, cedar closet and attic storage. Additional interior features include a large mud room, fully equipped prep kitchen, full basement, attic exhaust fan, high efficiency heater, central air, and attached garage opening onto a three-car driveway. Outside spaces include a wonderful slate terrace for enjoying the .82-acre private yard with professionally designed wildflower meadow, mature perennial beds, and well-established vegetable garden. The location of this remarkable home provides the very best in country and city living ~ it is within short walking distance to Carpenters Woods, Weavers Way Coop, High Point Cafe, the trails of the Wissahickon, and allows for a twenty-minute drive into Center City.