Though many Germantown estates come on the market with water damage and peeling paint galore, this place is structurally sound and move in ready. Of course, the asking price of nearly half a million dollars reflects its uncommon state of good repair.
This place was clearly built for residents with staff: the doorbell rings only in the butler's pantry, and the living room was originally built to accomodate a pipe organ. Though it's unlikely that buyers are looking for a place to put their organ, the high ceilings and great acoustics are still pretty nice.
This house has been updated, but it still has some anachronistic oddities: the kitchen has two convection ovens, a milk delivery drawer, and something called a "speaking tube" that connects to the bathroom.
Size: 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3,818 sq ft
Amenities include: A butler's pantry, a milk delivery drawer, tons of stained glass, leaded windows, Amish cedar storm doors, exposed brick, a new kitchen with two ovens, a decorative wall frieze, and many, many other aristocratic amenities of yore.
Asking price: $495,000
· 125 West Walnut Lane [Trulia]