Stunning, Restored Victorian in The Tulpehocken Station Historic District of Germantown flooded in natural light and charm! Built circa 1870, possibly by carpenter John H. Wellensiek, this home was moved in 1917 to accommodate the widening of McCallum Street, once a narrow cul-de-sac. The current owners have lovingly restored this home with modern conveniences and elegant finishes, while meticulously maintaining its original integrity. This grand 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath detached gem sits on an expansive corner lot and features front and side porches, an enclosed backyard, garage & driveway parking and original pine hardwood floors throughout. There’s additional living space in the carriage house apartment, boasting a charming kitchen, full bathroom, new baseboard heating, keyless entry and its own tree-top terrace. This studio apartment, as well as the 3 heated garage bays, has generated both rental and AirBnb income for present and previous owners. With the potential for multiple living spaces, this home offers tremendous versatility and breathing room. Enjoy lush landscaping from mature trees to the established perennial gardens with peonies, English roses, hydrangeas, lavender, yarrow, echinacea and more… Inside, lovely crown moldings and high ceilings highlight the majestic staircases and ornate banisters leading to the second and third floors. There's an adorable powder room conveniently located just beyond the vestibule. The stately living room displays built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, tall windows and handsome oak doors. The antique pocket doors lead to a sunlit dining room with a restored jib window overlooking a covered side porch, best used for dining el fresco. The spacious and luxurious kitchen will inspire culinary creativity, with its striking single-slab marble countertops and backsplash, a quartz waterfall island, new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a coffee bar, pot filler and an impressive floor-to-ceiling pantry. Beyond the kitchen, the multi-purpose sun room with a gas fireplace and new casement windows is perfect for in-home schooling, crafts, or morning breakfasts overlooking the manicured, enclosed backyard. The second level is composed of three spacious bedrooms, bathed in Southwestern light , two spa-like en-suite bathrooms with radiant heat flooring and a conveniently located laundry closet. The third level features two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom, perfect for an office, workshop, art studio or in-law suite. There’s a roomy attic space located between the 2nd and 3rd levels, well-suited for storage or projects. The sizable basement is unfinished but has outside egress and plenty of head room. Located on a quiet and sunny block steps from Germantown Ave, surrounded by a rich cultural and thriving arts scene, including historic sites, museums, and cultural institutions such as Germantown Historical Society, Wyck House, Johnson House Historic Site, and Cliveden of the National Trust. Explore neighboring Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, East Falls or Manayunk featuring galleries, theaters, and restaurants. Walkable to Vernon Park, Cloverly Park and Old Rittenhouse Town. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, boating and equestrian trails on 2,042 acres in nearby Wissahickon Valley Park. A quick walk to the 23 Bus Route and Septa Regional Rail Lines and a short drive to Lincoln and Kelly Drives, making for an easy commute to Center City and neighboring counties. Near major highways and the PA & NJ turnpikes, for the best route to NYC. Nearby coffee shops include Ultimo Coffee, Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books and Germantown Espresso Bar. There are plenty of delicious dining options in close proximity including Young American Cider, Salam Cafe & Market, The Nile Cafe and K&J Caribbean. Steps from A&N House of Produce and close to Maplewood Mall, The Waldorf, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Greene Street Friends and Germantown Friends School.
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