Rarely offered and in a highly sought-after section of East Durham in Mount Airy, 300 E. Durham Street is a turn-of-the-century gem and quite possibly the home you have been waiting for! Also known as 7131 Sprague Street, this magnificent home stands proud where it has since roughly 1900. This amazing center hall Colonial has everything you could want in a classic stately Philadelphia home.
Enjoy the amazing curb appeal of this home accented by manicured mature plantings and charming landscaped grounds. Enter by way of the stately, covered front portico with leaded glass sidelights. The gracious center hall features ornate woodwork and flowing, refinished, hardwood floors. To the right is a light filled living room with chair rail, crown molding, and a brick fireplace adorned with gorgeous wood trim and mantle. Continue through the French doors to the heated sunporch/solarium, surrounded by arched windows with access to the secluded rear patio. Back through the living room and across the hall, head through the glass French doors to the elegant dining room with decorative wall coverings and plantation shutters.
Beyond the dining room, through another set of glass French doors, sits a second heated sunporch/solarium, overlooking the side yard and ideally suited for use as a study, breakfast room, playroom, with other creative possibilities. The dining room also connects to the kitchen by way of a functional butler’s pantry with sink, cabinetry, and closet, plus back stairs to the 2nd floor, basement access, and access back to the main entry hall. Enter the eat-in kitchen where you will find 16” floor tiles, stainless steel 5-burner gas stove with range hood, and gorgeous classic cabinetry featuring nickel plated hardware. The kitchen provides access to the side yard by way of a convenient light-filled potting shed.
From the center hall, climb the charming 180-degree half landing staircase and continue to the second floor with three large bedrooms, including a primary bedroom with two closets and ensuite bath featuring classic subway-tile with Victorian fixtures, classic pedestal sink, shower over tub, and penny-round floor tile. The primary bedroom provides access to a roof deck. All three bedrooms are easily accessed from the main hallway and also feature connecting doors from within. The far bedroom provides access to a second roof deck through newer custom-made French doors. The hall bath also features classic subway tile and Victorian fixtures, classic pedestal sink, and shower over tub. Just outside the hall bath is a rear staircase to the first-floor butler’s pantry, a linen closet, and stairs to the third floor. The third floor features a renovated 3-piece hall bath with clawfoot tub, modern pedestal sink, and tile floor with tile tub surround. Rounding out the third floor are two additional bedrooms, hallway storage closets, plus a large storage room that could be used as an additional bedroom.
Conveniently located by the Chestnut Hill East - Center City regional rail, as well as to several nearby bus routes, and accessible to downtown Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill shopping, cafes, and restaurants.