MLS® ID: PAPH828198
1025 KITCHENS LANE
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, 19119 $685,000
Your breath catches as you begin the private descent down magical Kitchens Lane in coveted West Mount Airy, Philadelphia. Surrounded by a burgeoning natural world and enveloped by a canopy of specimen trees- an unexpected architectural oasis awaits. Lovingly having served four generations of the same family, this jewel of a Mid-century Modern, nestled amongst its more Traditional and grand Wissahickon Schist neighbors- now stands ready for its next caretaker. Earthy dimension defines the terraced landscaping, offering both serene and festive 'al fresco' dining out and about the 1/2 acre park-like setting. In important juxtaposition with its surrounding graceful branches and lush foliage, the strong geometric lines of the Home's structure demand attention. Upon entrance, unexpected yet welcoming surprises greet as the cozy shapes of a slated Foyer and shoji- screened elevated Library with wood-burning fireplace reveal. The Bedroom wing offers 5 separate Bedrooms and 3 full Baths in a split-level configuration. The star attraction opens spectacularly to a soaring 10+ ft. Gallery-like Living and Dining space, sharing picturesque views of the surrounding outside world! Another wood-burning fireplace serves as a focal point and gathering spot for both laughter and revelry, as well as some much needed quiet and contemplative moments. The user friendly, open ceilinged, flow-through Kitchen with its large serviceable Pantry, extends and connects on either side so Chef and guests are always in relation; yet the dishes remain practically tucked away until the last of the headlights depart- heading wistfully up the Lane... for who would wish to leave such a paradise...Parking galore! Walking access to adjacent Fairmount Park. Priced to allow opportunities to still make your own, yet authentic and original detailing delight 'As Is!' Early photographs and site plans available of the original building and landscaping design.