137 W Mount Pleasant Ave is not your average Mount Airy Victorian fixer upper! Constructed around 1885, this roughly 3,600 square foot, 6-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is situated to one side of a massive lot measuring just over 1/3rd of an acre with 107’ of frontage in an RSA-3 district. This property was once used as a furlough home for missionaries in the early 1930’s. It was purchased by the current owners in 1956 and occupied until recently. The building is constructed of locally quarried Wissahickon Schist and includes an elevated wraparound patio. The main entry is through a front vestibule. Head slightly down the hall where you will find an anteroom on the east side with a ½-bath. This room might be ideal as a first-floor bedroom or an office space. Just across the hall is the formal living room with crown molding and a gorgeous tiled faux fireplace with amazing woodwork and mantle. This room also features hardwood floors and deep windowsills. Pass through the functioning and ornate pocket doors to a sitting room that is sure to be the center of activity with porch access, a door to the main hallway, and access to the dining room situated just beyond a back staircase that leads to the second floor. The hardwood floors and crown molding continue through this room and into the large formal dining room that runs the full width of the home. A classic, subway tiled kitchen is situated at the back of the home. The kitchen provides access to ample basement storage as well as an attached mudroom with egress to the yard and driveway. The second floor delivers three large bedrooms and a subway tiled hall bath plus an additional full bath accessed through a fourth bedroom/apartment. Two additional bedrooms await on the third floor plus a hall bath with clawfoot tub, and a galley kitchenette. The apartment feel for portions of this property are likely tied to the early usage as a furlough home. While the stairs to the third floor have been boxed in, the original railing and spindles are intact and the wall enclosing them could be removed to restore the stairs. Included with this property is a detached 2-car garage (recently used as an art studio, garage doors do not open).
This home is conveniently located to regional rail and the coffee shops, retail, and restaurants of downtown Mount Airy. Walkability, commutability, and drivability are ideal all around! This property is being sold by an estate in “as-is” condition. Some portions of the property are being conveyed “as-is, where is” (basement, exterior shed), but the seller will be removing much of the furniture and personal items between now and settlement.