502 W Allens Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119

$1,850,000
7
BD
7
BA
9,458
SqFt
List Price
$1,850,000
Days on Market
8
Status
ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT
MLS#
PAPH2161726
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
7
Full Baths
4
Half Baths
3
Living Area
9,458
Lot Size (Acres)
2.03
Style
Colonial
Year Built
1912
County
Philadelphia
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 these neighborhoods is the Woodward family; a family who still has a significant impact . 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 sunroom (12x21), 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. The detached two car garage has an apartment on the second floor. 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.

Additional Information

Area
19119 (19119)
Subdivision
Mt Airy (West)
Taxes
$15215
Interior Features
Primary Bath(s), Kitchen - Island, Skylight(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Wood Stove, Wet/Dry Bar, Stall Shower, Breakfast Area
School District
The School District Of Philadelphia
Fireplaces
5
Flooring
Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
2
Exterior Features
Sidewalks, Exterior Lighting
Heating
Radiator
Heating Fuel
Oil
Cooling
Wall Unit, Central A/C
Roof
Wood
Utilities
Cable TV
Water
Public
Sewer
Public Sewer
Room Level
Primary Bedroom: Upper 1, Bedroom 1: Upper 1, Bedroom 2: Upper 1, Bedroom 3: Upper 1, Kitchen: Main, Dining Room: Main, Family Room: Upper 1, Living Room: Main, Other: Main, Other: Main, Other: Main, Attic: Unspecified, Primary Bedroom: Unspecified, In-Law/auPair/Suite: Unspecified
Basement
Yes

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Listing courtesy of Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill.