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Listing 5 out of 19
$1,700,000 ACTIVE

6935 Scotforth Road
Philadelphia, PA 19119

6 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,120 sq ft, 1 acre lot - MLS# 7027915
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New Price Improvement! Designed in 1926, "Woods Edge" was built as the private residence of Walter Mellor, principal architect of the renowned Philadelphia firm of Mellor, Meigs and Howe, on a serene road bordering the Wissahickon Valley. At just under 6000 square feet, this stately 6 bed / 6.5 bath home has the signature elements associated with the Norman Revival "country manor" architectural style: extensive use of wood paneling; wood and slate floors; cast stone windows, door frames and floating staircase; paneled doors; vaulted ceilings; balconies; and high-pitched roof lines with tall chimneys and garden walls. The ironwork on the windows, mailbox, staircase, chandeliers and door-knocker is by none other than master craftsman Samuel Yellin. The one-acre grounds are bordered on two sides by stone walls with towers containing storage sheds. The garden is accented by boxwood parterres, a wisteria pergola, and stately oak trees. The former 3-car garage has been finished in stone tiles on the first floor with a bathroom and a sauna, and still has room for 2 cars. On the second level is Mr. Mellor's original home office with a fireplace, Palladian window, oak paneling, vaulted ceiling, kitchenette and full bathroom. This home is serviced by underground utilities and is connected to Philadelphia public water and sewer. The main house has six bedrooms, three with private bathrooms, and a fireplace. There is a hall bathroom on the 3rd floor and a full bath in the basement. While the historical and architectural nuances of this one-of-a-kind home are sure to excite, Woods Edge also offers unbeatable convenience, located nearby several walk-in points of the Wissahickon River, and within walking distance of the many shops and eateries of trendy West Mount Airy. Major routes are within easy reach as well. Homes of this significance do not come up often-make your appointment today!


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Detached
  • Listing Status: ACTIVE
  • Listing Price: $1,700,000
  • County/Area: PA-Philadelphia County
  • Zip Code: 19119
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Mt Airy (West)
  • School District: Philadelphia
  • Sq.Ft.: 5,120 sq ft
  • Style: Normandy
  • Stories: 3+Story
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Baths (full): 5
  • Baths (partial): 1
  • Basement: Full, Partial Finished, Yes
  • Garage: 3-CarGarage
  • Fireplace: Yes, Three+FPs
  • Acres: 1 acre lot
  • Zoning: RSD1
  • Appliances: Kitisland, Kitdoublesin, Kitcooktop, Refrigerator
  • Bedroom Fourth 1 Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom Fourth 1 Size: 15 x 15
  • Bedroom Master 1 Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom Master 1 Size: 20 x 17
  • Bedroom Second 1 Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom Second 1 Size: 19 x 15
  • Bedroom Third 1 Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom Third 1 Size: 18 x 15
  • Central Air: Yes
  • Cooking Fuel: Gascooking
  • Cooling: Central A/C
  • Dining Kitchen: Eatinkitchen
  • Dining Room Level: Main
  • Dining Room Size: 20 x 17
  • Exterior: Stone
  • Family Room Level: Main
  • Family Room Size: 16 x 11
  • Flooring: Wood, Tile/Brick, Stonefl
  • Heating: Gas, Electric, Baseboard
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas
  • Interior Features: Cathedral/Va, Sauna, 2ndkitchen
  • Interior Square Feet Source: Assessor
  • Kitchen 1 Level: Main
  • Kitchen 1 Size: 26 x 18
  • Laundry: Bsmtlaundry
  • Living Room Level: Main
  • Living Room Size: 21 x 20
  • Lot Dimensions: 146X288
  • Lot Number: 48
  • Lot SqFt.: 43560.0
  • Main Entrance: Foyer
  • Other Rm 1 Level: Upper 1
  • Other Rm 1 Name: 5th Bdrm
  • Other Rm 1 Size: 14 x 14
  • Other Rm 2 Level: Upper 1
  • Other Rm 2 Name: 6th Bdrm
  • Other Rm 2 Size: 14 x 14
  • Other Rm 3 Level: Main
  • Other Rm 3 Name: Pantry
  • Other Rm 3 Size: 11 x 8
  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Parking: Detached, 3+carparking
  • Porch Deck: Patio
  • Property Age: 92 Years
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Loft
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Tax Year: 2017
  • Total Taxes: 14155.0
  • Water: Public
Courtesy of Bhhs Fox & Roach-Wayne
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Susan Kanterman, REALTOR®
Phone: 215-868-3946
Email: susankanterman@gmail.com

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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