Artfully renovated Mt. Airy house for sale with cool backyard


There is definitely room for everyone in the famous integrated neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. Including you, if you buy this beautifully renovated home in its more affordable southeast quadrant.

Northwest Philly has a reputation for attracting creative and unorthodox people. At first glance, such a person renovated this detached house at 81 E. Phil Ellena St., Philadelphia, PA 19119 | Bright MLS images via Compass

The three neighborhoods that together made up the Township of Germantown before consolidation – Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill – often feel like a world apart from the rest of the city. Usually wealthy with one exception, they are known for their tree-lined streets filled with pretty Victorian, Colonial, Italian, Cotswold and other homes.

Many of them are self-contained, an exception to the rule in this town of townhouses.

Other exceptions abound: for example, even though Germantown is generally low-income, parts of the neighborhood have large, beautiful homes with matching prices, occupied by very wealthy people.

And although Mt. Airy is richer – halfway between Germantown and Chestnut Hill in elevation and socioeconomic status – part of the neighborhood is made up of modest row houses occupied by people with equally low incomes.

This renovated Mt. Airy home for sale is in this part of the neighborhood. But as you should see from these photos, you get what you pay for buying a beautiful home like this here.

Specifically, here you get a newly remodeled home with plenty of space to relax, entertain, and let your creativity run wild. It was designed to accommodate an artist, but it can certainly accommodate you too.

It is also designed for living on one floor as well as accommodating a family or guests.

mt renovated.  airy house for sale living room


From the vestibule, a door leads to an open plan living space on the ground floor consisting of a living room, dining room and kitchen.

mt renovated.  airy house for sale ground floor

Living space on the ground floor

An exposed brick pillar in the center of the space serves as both a decorative element and a defining element.

mt renovated.  airy house for sale kitchen


The pillar is incorporated into the updated kitchen. It has a butcher’s island, stainless steel appliances and modern cupboards. In addition to the wardrobes here, the hallway leading to the back door is lined with even more storage space, including glazed china cabinets.

master bedroom

Master bedroom

Just before you reach the backyard door, another door leads into the master bedroom.

main bathroom

Main bathroom

Its en-suite bathroom has been updated as nicely as the kitchen has been. You can use it as a home office, studio, or Airbnb rental if you want.



The huge backyard has a stone patio, raised garden beds and a spacious storage shed as part of the renovation, as well as attractive landscaping and privacy fencing.

studio on the second floor

Artist’s workspace on the second floor

Back inside, stairs lead from the vestibule to the second floor, which is set up so that it can function as a full-fledged apartment, except that zoning prohibits it.

living room on the second floor

Second floor living room

It consists of a bedroom at the front, an artist’s workspace in the middle and a living room at the rear.

terrace on the second floor

Second floor deck

Beyond the living room, a door leads to a terrace overlooking the backyard.

This house also has a third floor consisting of a third bedroom. And it has a driveway that holds two cars.

Considering the convenience of SEPTA public transportation and neighborhood amenities, including a new discount supermarket two blocks away, you probably won’t need to keep two cars – in fact, you might be able to get by. pass at all.

New construction and renovations have taken place all around this house. It sits across the street from five newly built townhouses, an affordable remodeled home is a few doors down the block towards Germantown Avenue, and one of those brand new, bland, modern box builders is set in. all over town right next door. So consider yourself lucky to have found this remodeled Mt. Airy home for sale that has more character and style than any of them. This is your chance to step into the Mount Airy groove at an affordable price.



SPA: 2


SELLING PRICE: $ 399,500

OTHER THINGS: The listing agent can provide architectural drawings for a studio addition to this home as well as additional renovations to the first and second floors.

81 E. Phil Ellena St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119 [Cherryblossom Harrison | Compass]

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