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Originally designed for Queen Maria Christine of Spain's ladies in waiting, this house (known appropriately as the Ladies in Waiting House) offers stately historic character and lots of space. It's currently in use as a duplex, though it's zoned to be a triplex.

Though this house is very old, pictures show that it's in good shape, and that while the historic details are charming, they're not overwhelming. The house was built in 1851 to house the Queen of Spain in the event that she needed to hide out in Germantown (with her retinue). Though Queen Maria Christine never made it to Germantown, the house still stands.

House Vitals:
Size: Six bedrooms, six baths, and 4,278 sq ft.
Amenities include: Gingerbread trim, stained glass windows, two kitchens, a solarium, a three car garage, sky lights, four fireplaces, five claw footed tubs, a front porch, and a large yard.
Asking price: $475,000
· 20 West Tulpehocken Street [Trulia]