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420 W Allens Lane

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119
  • $1,199,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 122 Days
  • ID#: PAPH2326544
$1,199,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 0.4
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 4,300
    SQFT
  • $279
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1856
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

Theres space for everyone and a multitude of possibilities for exceptional living at Wetherill House; a one of a kind West Mount Airy historic oasis featuring a 5 bed, 3.5 bath home AND a 2 bed, 1 bath carriage house. In 1683, long before pioneering suburbanites moved to upper West Mount Airy to be near the wild and scenic Wissahickon, the Wetherill family arrived in Pennsylvania as Quakers to escape religious persecution in England. Just after the turn of the 19th century, the notable architect Herbert Johnson Wetherill, who was a Quaker, an abolitionist and a WWI veteran, settled his family at 420 West Allens Lane where multiple generations of Wetherill architects lived through 2001. Today this late 19th century home is full of fabulous historic detail, along with all the upgrades and amenities of modern living. Situated on nearly half an acre of immaculate grounds, the home and carriage house combination are ideal for multi-generational living, working from home, an artist in need of a studio, or a rental income opportunity. Imagine residing in the carriage house while transforming the main house into a charming bed and breakfast featuring three spacious sleeping suites. The opportunities are boundless! The main house welcomes you through a glass-paned vestibule into an elegant formal living room. This room features large windows, built-in bookshelves, original hardwood floors, and a magnificent fireplace that commands attention as its focal point. Adjacent to the living room is a spacious dining room, perfect for memorable gatherings. It is complemented by a butlers pantry with wet bar, beverage refrigerator, granite countertops, and stylish built-in cabinets. The eat-in chefs kitchen, equipped with stainless appliances, Smeg range and underfloor heating, is a light-filled, happy space with a convenient laundry area and powder room, while the rear-entry mudroom adds practicality. A sunlit family room with views across the lawn and a second fireplace completes the first level. The second floor, accessed by front and rear staircases, offers three bedrooms, including one currently configured as a suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom and another with an adjacent sitting room and full bathroom. On the third floor, you'll discover a generous bedroom that could serve as the primary suite, alongside a versatile fifth bedroom that doubles as an office, dressing room, or sitting area. Lastly, theres a beautiful bathroom with dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a separate walk-in shower. The historic carriage house, with its vaulted wood beam ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, and deck offering garden views, is the pice de rsistance! With two bedrooms, a galley kitchen, and a full bath, it provides an ideal space for guests, in-laws, a studio, tenants, or office. Below, there is a three-car garage with two EV chargers and abundant storage. Beautifully landscaped and fully fenced, the grounds offer both aesthetic beauty and practical space for gardening, playing, entertaining, and relaxation. Dont forget to see the charming chicken coop! ! Freshly painted exterior; newer roofing; privacy fence; new chimney flues and EPA certified wood burning insert; and updated wiring and plumbing are all great advantages. The location offers easy access to the city, and the convenience of walking to dining, shopping, Fairmount Park trails and public transit in both Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill. This timeless home, full of historical charm and contemporary comforts, is absolutely one of a kind.

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420 W Allens Lane PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119

  • Price: $1,199,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 122 Days
  • ID#: PAPH2326544
5
Beds
3
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.4
Acres
4,300
SQFT
$279
$/SQFT
1856
Built
Neighborhood:
Mt Airy (West)
County:
Philadelphia
Area:
19119 (19119)
School District:
Philadelphia City
Property Description
Theres space for everyone and a multitude of possibilities for exceptional living at Wetherill House; a one of a kind West Mount Airy historic oasis featuring a 5 bed, 3.5 bath home AND a 2 bed, 1 bath carriage house. In 1683, long before pioneering suburbanites moved to upper West Mount Airy to be near the wild and scenic Wissahickon, the Wetherill family arrived in Pennsylvania as Quakers to escape religious persecution in England. Just after the turn of the 19th century, the notable architect Herbert Johnson Wetherill, who was a Quaker, an abolitionist and a WWI veteran, settled his family at 420 West Allens Lane where multiple generations of Wetherill architects lived through 2001. Today this late 19th century home is full of fabulous historic detail, along with all the upgrades and amenities of modern living. Situated on nearly half an acre of immaculate grounds, the home and carriage house combination are ideal for multi-generational living, working from home, an artist in need of a studio, or a rental income opportunity. Imagine residing in the carriage house while transforming the main house into a charming bed and breakfast featuring three spacious sleeping suites. The opportunities are boundless! The main house welcomes you through a glass-paned vestibule into an elegant formal living room. This room features large windows, built-in bookshelves, original hardwood floors, and a magnificent fireplace that commands attention as its focal point. Adjacent to the living room is a spacious dining room, perfect for memorable gatherings. It is complemented by a butlers pantry with wet bar, beverage refrigerator, granite countertops, and stylish built-in cabinets. The eat-in chefs kitchen, equipped with stainless appliances, Smeg range and underfloor heating, is a light-filled, happy space with a convenient laundry area and powder room, while the rear-entry mudroom adds practicality. A sunlit family room with views across the lawn and a second fireplace completes the first level. The second floor, accessed by front and rear staircases, offers three bedrooms, including one currently configured as a suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom and another with an adjacent sitting room and full bathroom. On the third floor, you'll discover a generous bedroom that could serve as the primary suite, alongside a versatile fifth bedroom that doubles as an office, dressing room, or sitting area. Lastly, theres a beautiful bathroom with dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a separate walk-in shower. The historic carriage house, with its vaulted wood beam ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, and deck offering garden views, is the pice de rsistance! With two bedrooms, a galley kitchen, and a full bath, it provides an ideal space for guests, in-laws, a studio, tenants, or office. Below, there is a three-car garage with two EV chargers and abundant storage. Beautifully landscaped and fully fenced, the grounds offer both aesthetic beauty and practical space for gardening, playing, entertaining, and relaxation. Dont forget to see the charming chicken coop! ! Freshly painted exterior; newer roofing; privacy fence; new chimney flues and EPA certified wood burning insert; and updated wiring and plumbing are all great advantages. The location offers easy access to the city, and the convenience of walking to dining, shopping, Fairmount Park trails and public transit in both Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill. This timeless home, full of historical charm and contemporary comforts, is absolutely one of a kind.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Farmhouse/National Folk Construction Materials Stone Exterior Features Exterior Lighting Fencing FullyWoodPrivacy Garage Spaces 3.00 Garage Type Additional Storage AreaCovered ParkingGarage - Front EntryOversized Garage YN Yes Lot Features LevelRear YardSideYard(s)Subdivision Possible Other Structures 2nd House Parking Features PrivateElectric Vehicle Charging Station(s) Parking Types DrivewayDetached Garage Patio And Porch Features Porch(es)Deck(s) Pool No Pool Property Condition Excellent Roof FlatPitchedShingle Water Access YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 4300 Above Grade Unfinished Area 0 Appliances Oven - WallOven - Self CleaningCommercial RangeDisposalEnergy Efficient Appliances Basement Unfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace Features WoodInsert Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Flooring WoodCeramic Tile Heating Hot WaterRadiant Heating YN Yes Inclusions 2 washers2 dryers3 refrigerators Interior Features Primary Bath(s)Butlers PantryCeiling Fan(s)Attic/House Fan2nd KitchenExposed BeamsWet/Dry BarStall ShowerKitchen - Eat-In Laundry Type Main FloorLower Floor Levels 3 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3KitchenFamily RoomBedroom 1In-Law/auPair/SuiteOtherAttic Rooms Total 11 Security Features Security System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 3

Property Features

Acceptable Financing ConventionalCash Accessibility Features None Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street EMLEN STREET Electric 200+ Amp Service Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Stone Green Energy Efficient AppliancesFireplace/Wood Stove Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Natural Gas Lease Considered YN No Municipality PHILADELPHIA Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802891465236 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 15133.00 Tax Lot 4 Transportation Bus Stop less than 1 mileCommuter Rail Station less than 1 mile Utilities Cable TV Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Energy EfficientReplacementInsulated Year Built Effective 1939 Zoning RSA3

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©2024 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 Jim Bass Group, Real Estate Teams, LLC. 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: 2024-07-14T23:52:22.667.
 
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