One thing Philly does well is a Victorian home.
Sure, we may not have as many Victorians as we do traditional rowhomes, colonials, or trinities, but the ones that dot the outskirts of the city are—more often than not—prime, preserved examples of the popular 19th century and early 20th-century style.
Take this West Mount Airy place, for example. Built in 1925, the six-bed, 2.5-bath home still has tons of hallmarks of a classic Folk or Queen Anne Victorian home, like a gabled roof, detailed exterior trim, a porch with spindles, and stonework on the outside.
There’s a lot to look at in the interior, too. The home opens to a front room with hardwood floors and the first (of several) fireplace. Farther back in the house, a long kitchen offers plenty of counter space and wood cabinets.
Plus, there’s a wrap-around porch in the front.
The home has undergone some renovations, namely, a new paint job, relined fireplaces, and a new front porch and walkways.
If you’re interested in taking a look, there’s an open house Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.
- 625 West Phil Ellena Street [Karrie Gavin, Elfant Wissahickon Realty]