Nestled at the picturesque intersection of Durham Street and Lincoln Drive, this exceptional property boasts a timeless elegance that epitomizes classic living in West Mount Airy. A masterpiece of architectural history, this colonial gem, designed by renowned builder John H. McClatchy in the 1920s, showcases a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Crafted from enduring stone construction, this residence stands as a testament to enduring quality.
Distinguished by its commanding presence, the home welcomes you with the main entrance and a spacious two-car garage facing Durham Street. This center hall colonial home has been expanded from its original design to include an inviting eat-in kitchen on the first floor and a generously proportioned, sun-drenched fourth bedroom on the second floor.
Stepping inside, your journey unfolds on lovely hardwood floors with walnut inlay that grace the first floor. The entry hall, complete with a convenient coat closet, sets the stage for what awaits. To the right, a spacious living room captures your attention, featuring a captivating wood-burning fireplace constructed from stone and adorned with a wood mantle.
Continuing through the living room, you'll discover a sun-soaked enclosed front porch that has been thoughtfully heated, transforming it into an all-season oasis—a perfect spot for your morning coffee or engaging in leisurely games. On the opposite side of the entry hall, the family room and dining room beckon, leading seamlessly into the heart of the home—the expansive eat-in kitchen. With solid oak cabinets, dual sinks for both preparation and cleanup, subway tile accents, and a convenient ¼ bath, this kitchen effortlessly merges functionality and style.
Ascending to the second floor, hardwood floors guide you to the primary bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with stall shower. and three additional bedrooms and a three-piece hall bath, complete with a shower over the tub. A unique opportunity awaits above the front porch—an ideal space for potential decking, creating an elevated outdoor haven.
Head through the bookshelf lined hallway leading to the large, light filled, fourth bedroom, large enough to serve as a second-floor parlor or family room.
Ascending to the third floor, a three-piece bath with a clawfoot tub adds a touch of vintage charm. Two additional rooms on this level offer versatility, catering to your desires for extra bedrooms, home offices, or ample storage space.
The full-size basement has many potential uses and houses plenty of storage. The basement is equipped with practical closets and a substantial laundry room, offering access to the backyard through bulkhead doors.
This stately residence is nestled on an expansive corner lot adorned with lovely gardens featuring spirea and azaleas as well as perennials such as hostas and bleeding hearts providing a series of flowering plants through the season. Don’t miss the detached 2-car garage, which features convenient attic storage.
Positioned near the Allen Lane train station, Lincoln Drive, Carpenter’s Woods, and the Cresheim Trail, this remarkable property offers both tranquility and convenience. Experience the best of West Mount Airy and Downtown Mount Airy, with a plethora of dining and shopping options nearly at your doorstep.