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$695,000 606 E GORGAS LANE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119
Perched above a quiet street with no thru traffic in highly sought-after Mt. Airy, this gorgeous midcentury single home has been fully renovated and professionally landscaped. The Wissahickon schist stone exterior and slate roof offer the classic Mt. Airy vibe you’re looking for, while the meticulously updated interior leaves nothing for you to do but unpack your boxes. The heart of this house is the sunny, elegant living room with marble fireplace, crown molding, and views into the exquisite garden. The entry foyer flows into a formal dining room—perfect for entertaining and big family meals—with shadowbox wainscoting and striking contemporary light fixture. The eat-in kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel gas range and appliances, and back staircase. The first floor also has a powder room, back door and breezeway to the private driveway, and beautiful original pegged hardwood floors throughout. Second floor features four large bedrooms, three full baths, cedar closet, and pull-down stairs to huge attic storage. Spacious owner’s suite has designer remodeled bath with floor-to-ceiling herringbone tile. Another bright front bedroom includes custom bookshelves and double closets, while a third bedroom, also with double closets, looks onto the garden. Your guests will love staying in the retreat-like back bedroom with en suite bath, walk-in closet, and private staircase. The finished basement includes a large family room with fireplace, wine cellar, second powder room, laundry, and ample storage. Deep window sills with new windows throughout fill every room in this home with natural light. Enjoy your morning coffee on the rocking-chair front porch and summer evenings with friends on the patio. The garden—designed by award-winning Roots Landscape Design—will be your private oasis and personal bird sanctuary. Property surrounded by large hollies, English hornbeams, cryptomeria, cypress, magnolias, flowering rhododendron, and azaleas. Plenty of parking in your private driveway with attached garage. Take a short walk to the heart of Mt. Airy, including restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, Lovett Library and park, and Mt. Airy Playground. Very walkable neighborhood with historic homes, lovely gardens, and friendly neighbors. Five minutes to the Wissahickon’s endless hiking trails or Chestnut Hill. Walk to the train station for an easy commute to Center City on the Chestnut Hill East Line.
  • Sold
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1945
    Year Built
  • 2,496 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,496 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 7,875 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: PAPH1018510
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1945
  • Architecture Styles: Colonial


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Bathrooms: 5
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 2
  • Appliances: Air Cleaner, Built-In Microwave, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Microwave, Washer, Stove, Refrigerator, Oven/Range - Gas
  • Other Interior Features: Additional Stairway, Attic, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Double/Dual Staircase, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Table Space, Soaking Tub, Wine Storage, Upgraded Countertops, Tub Shower

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 2.00
  • Water Source: Public
  • Heat Type: Central
  • Air Conditioning: Central A/C
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Stone
  • Other Exterior Features: Above Grade, Below Grade


  • Sales Price: $695,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $6,154/yr
  • Zoning: RSD3
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