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Weekend Open Houses: Mt. Airy (Including Hobbit House)!

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Location: 139 Carpenter Ln [Prudential Fox & Roach] Size: 2 beds, 1.5 baths, 2,536 square feet

Price: $439,000

Pitch: Tucked at the end of a long driveway sits a spectacular and sophisticated carriage house. Enter this beautifully crafted stone home and you will immediately be struck by the cathedral ceiling in the dining room. A dramatic 2-story arched window overlooks the tranquil grounds. The large living room welcomes you with plenty of natural light and a lovely fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry. A barn-style door leads to an updated kitchen with outside exit and laundry. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms and a dressing room or office with French doors and Juliet balcony overlooking the dining room. Other features include hardwood floors throughout, flagstone patio, updated bathroom. The grounds are exceptional, featuring an in-ground pool and lovely mature trees on almost an acre of land...Stunning in every season! This is truly unique hideaway, perfect for entertaining, secluded and serene yet just minutes from the Chestnut Hill West line and the shops of Mt. Airy.

Our Take: We love this house. Here's some of what we wrote about it before: Imagine your first night in this house: It's you, Frodo, Sam and Pippin—in Mt. Airy! The description basically concedes this home's Hobbitability: This "unique hideaway" is "tucked at the end of a long driveway." And the pool is very organic; it blends in with the (almost) acre of land, rather than seeming to be a giant manmade bathtub invader of nature.

Open House: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.


Location: 122 W Gorgas Ln [Elfant-Wissahickon] Size: 4 beds, 1.5 baths, 2,208 square feet

Price: $288,000

Pitch: Turn of the Century Twin located in the heart of West Mt. Airy. This three story, 4 Bedroom 1.5 Bath home has been meticulously maintained and has many modern amenities yet still has its original charm and character intact. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, open floor plan , high ceilings, spacious, light filled rooms, and newly updated kitchen complete with island, granite counter tops , and 42~~~ cabinets; these are just some of the features that make this home a must see! Additional features this home boasts include sunroom, lovely covered front porch, detached garage,shared driveway, and backyard perfect for entertaining.

Our Take: The house has all the classic details people seek in Mt. Airy Victorians, including some swoon-worthy built-ins in the purple room, a sunroom, and a front porch. We also like the current owner's interior color-blocking. Bold!

Open House: Sunday, 12-2pm


Location: 408 W Mount Airy Ave [Elfant Wissahickon] Size: 3 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,575 square feet

Price: $279,900

Pitch: c. 1920 Mission-Style Craftsman Twin ~~~ Elegant and sprawling mission inspired home with blush stucco, stone, terra cotta roof tiles, bracketed deep over-hangs, garage. Wonderfully thick plaster walls, many windows, luxurious upgrades. Three, finely proportioned bedrooms, 1.1 baths, remodeled kitchen fit to serve only the best. Antique leaded glass windowed door, ceramic tiles, ornate carved moldings, faux fireplace, chair rail paneling, all preserved, while modern comforts hidden inside. ALL stainless appliances, granite countertops, tiled floor, mosaic backsplash, refinished oak hard wood floors with mahogany inlaid right in the heart of West Mt. Airy! Interior and exterior freshly painted in muted earth tone colors. Clean basement with updated mechanics. Just unpack and move-in, say Oui, today..

Our Take: Molding, molding, molding! This house got a price chop of $10K on May 31, so that's something to keep in mind if you decide to negotiate.

Open House: Sunday, 12-2pm