1026 Girard Avenue

1026 Girard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Under Contract!

 1 Front

This spacious colonial welcomes you home with an open front porch overlooking the landscaped front lawn. Enter the center hall for a taste of the picture perfect condition inside. The large living room has a pretty view from a picture window. The formal dining room introduces the beautiful natural woodwork found throughout the home. The eat-in kitchen offers oak cabinets with under-cabinet lighting, Corian counter tops and integrated sink, Kenmore gas stove and refrigerator, Maytag dishwasher, and pantry cupboard. A cozy family room is the perfect place for movie night. Off the family room is a large sunroom with a vaulted ceiling. This beautiful space is heated and air-conditioned to allow for year-round enjoyment. Two walls of windows and sliders bring the outdoors in with gorgeous views of the rear property. Also on the first floor are a handsomely updated powder room with mosaic tile floor and a laundry room with shelving. Upstairs the master bedroom boasts glistening oak floors, a double closet and a sitting area as well as an adjoining door to the hall bath with a soaking tub, oak vanity and matching cupboard. The second bedroom is nearly as big as the master and has two closets and pretty views of the property through three bright windows. The large third bedroom has a good-sized closet and double window overlooking the lawn. The lower level has a surprisingly high ceiling. A finished family room is nearly the size of the first floor footprint, with plenty of room for a pool table, an office and a TV watching nook. The unfinished area has a handy workshop. Sensible updates include a newer heater, hot water heater and roof. Central Air keeps the house comfortable all summer long. Over one quarter acre of beautiful landscaped grounds begin with a level front lawn. The backyard slopes gently down to a useful shed. The rear tree line provides privacy. Follow it all the way down to the bank of Crum Creek to hunt for crayfish and frogs. In spite of the beautiful natural setting, 1026 Girard is just over four blocks from downtown Swarthmore’s shops, library and regional rail station to Philadelphia. Ridley School District was included on Pennsylvania’s 2011 list of over-achieving districts. Ridley High School is less than a mile away. Its ample resources include state of the art science labs and an outstanding athletic department.

Are you new to the Swarthmore area? My blog (accessed from my home page here) has an A Day In the Life in Swarthmore article here archived weekly Activities in Swarthmore, Wallingford & Media like the one here which may provide more specific details about things to do in our vibrant community!  Check out the Ridley School District here!  The Community Links page here will give you one-stop access to relevant links to our top-notch local arts community, SEPTA (our regional rail system) and more!

2 Porch

The open front porch is a wonderful place to relax and sip tea.

4 LR

The living room is spacious…

5 LR

…with a gorgeous picture window overlooking the front garden.

6 Great room

The living room has a large open archway to the dining room, which in turn is open to the family room – allowing a wonderful flow for entertaining.

7 DR

The dining room has plenty of space for furnishings and a handsome chair rail.

8 FR

From this picture, you can see the glass sliders that lead from the family room into the sun room.

9 FR

Here’s another view of the family room.

10 sunroom

The sun room is heated and cooled, allowing the lucky owners to enjoy a sense of the outdoors all year long!

11 Sunroom

The vaulted ceiling adds to the airy ambiance of the sunroom.

12 kitchen

The kitchen is both attractive and functional…

13 kitchen

…with plenty of space for a kitchen table much larger than the one pictured.

14 laundry rm

A handy first floor laundry room makes wash day a breeze.

14 powder rm

The first floor powder room has been sumptuously renovated.

15 MBR

From this picture you can see the enormous closet in the master bedroom, as well as the sitting area…

16 MBR

…and from this angle, you can see the door to the main bath.

17 BR2

The second bedroom has a bright view over the front yard.

18 BR3

The third bedroom has a large closet and plenty of space for two beds.

19 Bath

The main bath is spacious and features light, neutral colors.

20 pool table

The lower level rec room has plenty of room for a pool table..

21 office

… and an office!

22 Backyard

The backyard is just the right size…

23 Shed

…and features a handy shed.


21 Picture perfect Swarthmore

Just over four blocks away is the town center with a library, shops, grocery store, restaurants, cafe, and…

...the R3 train station - complete with bike racks!

…the R3 train station – complete with bike racks!

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