Welcome to West Allens Lane, a lovely tree-lined street steps from cobblestoned Germantown Avenue, Mt. Airy's bustling commercial corridor. Situated in at the end of delightful "Spite Row", a row of brick and Wissahickon schist homes with delicate mansards, cedar shake bays and carefully manicured gardens, this home offers a balance between the vibrancy of the city and the tranquility of your own private residence. 117 is an exceptional blend of traditional architecture and modern design and warmth and craftsmanship are its hallmarks. With two unique entrances, this beautifully landscaped corner home sits high off the street behind a stone wall and offers glorious views across neighboring rooftops. The lower entrance leads to the kitchen, artfully designed with Tuscan flair. Cool terracotta tile flooring and a cobalt blue backsplash harken the Mediterranean and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and maple shaker cabinets modernize the space. A convenient dumbwaiter takes dinner and cocktails to your guests on the floor above. Behind the kitchen is a sitting room/play room followed by an au pair/in-law suite, complete with a renovated full bathroom with stall shower and laundry. The door from the kitchen leads to a sunny outdoor oasis complete with a patio with pavers, a privacy fence and garden beds, the ideal place to gather around a fire pit or have dinner al fresco. The main entrance to the home is accessed from the exterior by beautifully crafted schist and slate curved stairs. Wide rooms flooded with natural light and soaring ceilings greet you as you step inside. A brick fireplace anchors the spacious foyer and is a fitting invitation. The sun-drenched living room features hardwood floors, thick baseboard molding and built-in bookshelves. The formal dining room is spacious enough for a large dinner party and boasts a bay window and a powder room. Access to the dumbwaiter and a prep sink/wet bar, make entertaining a breeze. On the third floor, find two sunny bedrooms with large closets, and a lovely hall bath with retro-inspired black and white penny tile flooring, a vintage clawfoot tub and a stall shower with glass enclosure. The fourth floor offers a wide landing with three additional bedrooms, one with an en-suite bath with tub and seafoam green glass tile details. The spacious rear yard is pastoral and private, just waiting for your next party. Mt. Airy is a bustling neighborhood with all of the charm of a small town. Recently named Money Magazine's "10 Best Big City Neighborhoods in the US", a variety of charming shops and cafes run along the neighborhood's eponymous main thoroughfare, Germantown Avenue. Enjoy neighborhood favorites, Earth Bread and Brewery, McMenamin?s, Mt. Airy Tap Room, High Point Cafe and local grocery shopping at Weaver's Way Co-op. Nestled adjacent to Fairmount Park's Wissahickon Valley, the park offers 57 miles of trails among 18 acres of lush scenery. Just one block to the Allens Lane train station, a commute to Center City is just 25 minutes away. This is a truly exceptional property with charm and thoughtful renovations in a coveted location. Welcome home.