Built in 1900, 139 N Main Street is a beautiful turn of the century Victorian home boasting lovely period details and unmatched character. The woodwork is exquisite, from the gorgeous newel posts and balusters to the baseboards, moulding, and trim, you will fall in love. The home also features oversized windows which create a bright and inviting environment, pocket doors, three story turned staircase, original hardwood flooring throughout, stained glass and more. 139 N Main affords you the elegant feel of times past, but also offers the all important modern conveniences that you will appreciate such as central air, main floor laundry, and an updated kitchen.
Greeting you is a charming, wrap around front porch, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. Inside, there is a vestibule entrance, with plenty of room for coats, umbrellas and the like. The vestibule opens to a beautiful foyer with impressive staircase and views into the living room and kitchen. The formal living room feels like a parlor of old, a wonderful spot to enjoy drinks and conversation. The living room and dining room are open to one another, but can also be separated by way of the fantastic, functioning, pocket doors. Through the dining room is a cozy family room with views into the back yard.
If you enjoy cooking, you will love the kitchen, which offers great work space and the ideal ‘fridge/stove/sink’ triangle. The appliances are all stainless steel, the stove offers gas cooking and attractive hood.There are cabinets galore and stylish concrete countertops which blend perfectly with the slate floor. Through the kitchen is a convenient mud room where you will find the laundry, half bath, closet/pantry, small counter area, and access to the rear yard.
Upstairs on the second floor, you will find three nicely sized bedrooms and full hall bath. The master bedroom boasts a huge walk-in closet, great light, and ceiling fan. The two additional bedrooms are also bright and nicely sized. As you ascend the staircase to the third floor, be sure to look down, as the view to the foyer is fantastic. The third floor offers a charming landing and two character rich rooms. Both rooms feature beautiful angles and little nooks, due to the dormers and slope of the roof. These rooms could certainly be used as bedrooms, but they also make for a wonderful studio, study or office.
Outside, there is a large, fenced in rear yard with a defined place for dining and lounging, as well as yard space for gardening and play. There is gated access to the side of the home and the grill has a dedicated gas line from the house, so no need to run out and fill propane tanks! The entire back yard feels quite private as beyond the fence on the left hand side, it a beautiful wooded property. This property is actually quite significant when it comes to local history, as it is the Mary Ambler Homestead. If you’re not familiar with Mary Ambler, she was a local resident back in the 1800’s when Ambler was known as Wissahickon. Mary Ambler saved the lives of many during a great train wreck in 1856, traveling two miles from her home to the wreck to provide aide. She brought many of the injured to her home, which served as a temporary hospital. What remains of the parcel today is a beautiful property that provides a lovely natural buffer for 139 N Main. You will also enjoy the many perennials that surround the house such as wisteria, bee balm, sedum and more.
If you are one who wants to lessen your impact on the environment, you could easily live here and hardly ever need a car. Located a few blocks from the train station and downtown Ambler, your needs can be met with ease. There is a hardware store, a fantastic grocery store that will open this summer, farmers’ market, tons of great eateries, including the best damn pub, Forest & Main, just a block away. In addition to that, this home is located in the award winning Wissahickon School District and has extremely reasonable taxes.
This is a very unique home that you will want to see. Showings begin Friday, May 19th, don’t delay!
For more information, or a private showing, contact me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]
3/5 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1,738 square feet
SOLD ~ $295,000