Drive along Gowen Avenue and you will see why Victorian Homes magazine once described this street as the prettiest in Philadelphia. Stop in front of this classic stone colonial revival home that sits sidewise to the street and you will see a charming, inviting, well maintained property. Drive into the recently repaved driveway, past the open covered porch, and you will arrive at what could be the house of your dreams. Among its first floor features: a classic center hall entry, large living room with brick fireplace and a pair of French doors to the covered porch; step-down family room with Mercer tile floor, bar sink, and doors to the outdoor patio; open dining room/kitchen area with island, lovely cabinetry, granite counters, Bosch dishwasher and back stairs. There is also a laundry/mud room addition with exit leading to the back yard and a first floor powder room. Upstairs you will find a very spacious master bedroom with dressing room/walk-in-closet and full bath with shower and two additional spacious bedrooms with hall bath (shower over tub); an additional three wonderful bedrooms plus bath welcome you to the third floor. The house is cooled with window air conditioners and heated with a new gas-fired boiler. To the rear- a lovely stone and brick patio flanked by magnificent oaks, invites your outdoor entertaining, and further back, a very private back yard beckons. The driveway leads directly to a detached two-car garage with loft above. Germantown Avenue with its restaurants, bank, fitness center, shops, and classical theatre is less than ~ mile away while the Chestnut Hill East rail line is even closer. The owner continues to upgrade her home with professional landscaping and extensive tree maintenance, exterior pointing, and parging and painting of garage and basement walls. While the house is definitely move in- a new owner may want to upgrade the bathrooms to his or her requirements.If you're looking for community this is the place to be and if you're looking for a wonderful house with spacious rooms in lovely condition look no further!