Property of the Week - Beautifully Restored Mt. Airy Twin
Rachel Street has done it again. This local Philadelphia general contractor and designer has updated, or should we say saved, a beautiful home in Mt. Airy. Rachel finds old homes with original details and beautifully brings them into the 21st century, while still maintaining all the original charm. This home is one of six properties Rachel has worked on in 2018 and we look forward to seeing what 2019 will bring for her company, Hestia Construction.
This house was previously 7 bedrooms/2.5 baths- and was just completely restored and converted into 5 bedrooms/3.5 baths- plus 2nd floor laundry and giant custom walk-in closet. Enter the house from the large side porch- through the beautiful double entry doors with restored leaded glass side lights and into the gorgeous foyer with fireplace and winding staircase. To your right is a formal living room with another fireplace (with marble surround). To your left is a formal dining room with original corner cupboard built-ins. There is also a brand new kitchen with stainless steel Bosch appliances and quartz countertops, plus a sunroom/rear enclosed porch with powder room and coat closet. On the second floor you will find probably the nicest master suite on the market- which includes an extremely large light-filled bedroom, giant custom walk-in closet with quartz countertop on island, and huge marble bathroom with custom shower and soaking tub. Off of the master suite is a 2nd floor laundry room, with front-loading washer and dryer and cabinetry. Also on the 2nd floor you will find an additional bedroom and full bath, plus a second staircase. On the third floor there are three large bedrooms and a third full bathroom, as well as a large linen closet and attic storage. The full basement has been waterproofed and provides about 1000sf of extra finished space- with beautifully tiled floors (and walk-out!). The house has been fully rewired and has 2 brand new high-efficiency HVAC systems and ductwork. The original woodwork on the exterior of the property that was previously hiding under siding has been brought back to life, and the front and rear has been landscaped. The rear yard has been fenced in with custom cedar fencing with toppers- great for dog lovers!_ and also provides a back deck and a beautiful pergola. This is a one-of-a-kind property in a fantastic location near the train station and the best of Mount Airy- replete with original details.