Old world charm, character and quality construction with the benefits of today~s open living and modern systems. This home was built by a local mason for his family who lived in it for two generations. It has been renovated by the current owner to maintain the quality and character while updating it to current standards (windows, electric, plumbing, insulation) and adding today~s conveniences such as larger closets, central air conditioning, smart thermostat, etc. The home is positioned so it~s 44 windows ensure it is flooded with sunlight all day. The beautiful open style kitchen is the heart of the home. Its French doors open onto the patio and its large center island with soapstone counter tops and table provide ample seating, making it the perfect place to entertain family and friends and create memories. The living room is cozy and the wood burning fire place is the central focus on cool fall and winter evenings. The 1st floor also has a powder room and laundry room. The second floor has 3 large bedrooms (including the master bedroom with a cathedral ceiling) and a full bath. The basement has been completely finished and includes an office, 4th bedroom, full bath, lots of closet space and a bright family room with surround sound, bar, sink and refrigerator. The separate entrance makes this space perfect for an in-law or au pair suite or for your child home from college who prefers a bit of privacy. With approximately 3,000 square feet of finished living space, 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, this home is the perfect amount of space for a growing family or for empty nesters looking to down size to something manageable. Outside you will find mature plantings, a manageable yard and a two-car garage that is already wired to charge your electric or hybrid car. The quaint shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hill and the beautiful trails of the Wissahickon Valley are minutes away. The Wyndmoor train station is a short walk and allows for an easy commute to Center City. And the Turnpike and Blue Route are close as well. Make an appointment to see this special home today!