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Spruce up this Germantown Victorian, asking $445K

Eight bedrooms and plenty of character

This Victorian in Germantown is now asking $445,000 after undergoing a pricechop.
Courtesy of Santana Harrison, RE/MAX Access

A stunner of a Victorian located on the same street as Tulpehocken Station in Germantown has come to the market, just begging for someone to spruce it up.

The stone home at 431 W. Walnut Lane dates back to 1885, and it’s a whole lot of house. There are eight bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and 4,173 square feet of space. That, plus a two-car driveway and lots of outdoor space that’s planted with perennials throughout.

Per the listing, the house was built to “accommodate the refined tastes of Philadelphia's elite in one of the city's first historic railway suburbs.”

Fortunately, a lot of the original details remain: There are chestnut pocket doors, six fireplaces that each feature their own mantel designs, and a Franklin-style wood burning stove.

By the looks of it, the home has been well-maintained over its long history. That’s not to say that there aren’t some modern upgrades that could be made. There’s no central AC, for example.

After originally listing for $459,000 in September, this house is now asking $445,000.