Built in 1867-8, 101A Gravers Lane Philadelphia, PA 19118 is a six bedroom three bathroom Gothic Revival home, built and lived in by StoneMason Louis Headman and family. The house is lovingly maintained on a 9,000 sq ft lot that includes a historic Wissahickon schist stone wall with wrought-iron fence on top of the wall along the West Gravers Lane and Shawnee Street front and four parking spaces.
Gravers Lane and its classically designed homes have long been associated with the mid-19th century growth of the railroad that saw Chestnut Hill turn from a sparsely populated dusty crossroads at Bethlehem Pike and Germantown Avenue into a true destination.
101A Gravers combines the best of two worlds combining creative design with original woodwork and details, high ceilings, a gas fireplace, oak hardwood floors, and a full basement with exterior access. The spacious side yard is perfect for outdoor entertaining all year round with a hot tub. The rear yard has been lovingly maintained and landscaped with a wildlife pond. This is a quiet, tree-lined street one block from all of the shops, restaurants, and cafes that Chestnut Hill offers. It's also within walking distance of the train stations, Fairmount Park and Pastorius Park.
* All the windows will be replaced before settlement per the Philadelphia Historic Commission requirements, except for the mudroom (four of the five have already been updated with modern windows) and the guest room window facing the backyard. The three-floor bedrooms' four curved windows were repainted but will not be replaced. The 1920s diamond windows in the living room and the second-floor main bedroom will also not be replaced, but they have recently been restored. New windows to be installed mid-March.