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502 W Allens Lane

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119
  • $1,995,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 7 Days
  • ID#: PAPH2113276
UPDATED: 111 min ago
$1,995,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 2.03
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 3
    1/2 BATHS
  • 9,458
    SQFT
  • $211
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1912
County:

School Ratings & Info

Description

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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502 W Allens Lane PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119

  • Price: $1,995,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 7 Days
  • Updated: 111 min ago
  • ID#: PAPH2113276
7
Beds
4
Baths
3
½ Baths
2.03
Acres
9,458
SQFT
$211
$/SQFT
1912
Built
Neighborhood:
Mt Airy (West)
County:
Philadelphia
Area:
19119 (19119)
School District:
The School District Of Philadelphia
Property Description
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.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Stucco Exterior Features SidewalksExterior Lighting Fencing Other Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Other Garage YN Yes Lot Features Rear YardSideyard(S)Subdivision Possible Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Asphalt DrivewayPaved DrivewayPrivate Parking Types Detached Garage Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Porch(Es)Breezeway Pool Yes - Personal Riparian Rights YN No Roof Wood Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 9458 Appliances CooktopBuilt-In RangeOven - DoubleOven - Self CleaningDishwasherRefrigeratorDisposalTrash Compactor Basement DrainCombinationUnfinishedWalkout Stairs Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Wall UnitCentral A/C Exclusions Dining Room And Center Hall Chandeliers Fireplace YN No Fireplaces Total 5 Flooring WoodFully CarpetedTile/Brick Heating Radiator Heating YN Yes Interior Features Primary Bath(S)Kitchen - IslandSkylight(s)Ceiling Fan(S)Stain/Lead GlassWood StoveWet/Dry BarStall ShowerBreakfast Area Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 2.5 Pets Allowed No Pet Restrictions Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3KitchenFamily RoomBedroom 1In-Law/Aupair/SuiteOtherAttic Security Features Security System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5 Walls Ceilings Cathedral Ceilings9'+ Ceilings

Property Features

Acceptable Financing ConventionalCash Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2022 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Mccallum Electric 200+ Amp Service Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel Oil Historic YN No Hot Water Natural Gas Lease Considered YN No Municipality Philadelphia Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801543345498 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 15215.00 Tax Assessment Amount 1087000.00 Transportation Commuter Rail Station Less Than 1 Mile Utilities Cable Tv Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Year Built Effective 1985 Zoning Rsd1

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Your Home Realty | Long & Foster Real Estate. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-05-20T23:52:52.17.
 
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