A combination of quiet charm and understated elegance pervades this gracious two story midcentury residence on 1.12 bucolic acres in East Falls. The setting is Apalogen Rd, a private lane with a country feel located only 15 minutes from center city. Built in 1953 and designed by architect Elizabeth McLaughlin, the home offers 2400 sq ft of living space including 3-plus bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The home's traditional facade gives way to a more contemporary feel on the interior with the lengthy entrance hall with its slate floor and windows along one side leading to the dramatic step down living room with 9-ft ceilings, slate floor, handsome built-ins, fireplace and more large windows letting in tons of light. This room is large enough to serve as an area for formal dining when needed. Off the living room is a charming breakfast room with built-ins, a gas fireplace and the recently re-modeled kitchen with hardwood floors, corian counters, stainless appliances, plenty of storage closets and beautiful views of the sweeping property. This home offers the added advantage of a first floor main bedroom suite with great closets, adjoining bathroom and a study which also can be accessed from the main hall. Upstairs there are two good size, charming bedrooms, one with adjoining bonus space perfect as an office, studio, exercise space. There is a a hall bathroom and tons of closets and storage space. Outside the property is simply stunning. There are sweeping lawns, trees, shrubs (18 dogwoods and 20 azaleas to name a few), gardens galore, restful sitting areas, a picturesque wall, a delightful koi pond stocked with koi from Japan and a waterfall. There are covered and uncovered patios for sitting and dining and an in ground pool which has not been recently used. All this is completely private and fenced, an oasis of peace and calm. Truly wonderful!