Monthly Archives: July 2013
I’m very excited to be marketing a new listing in the rare $200,000-$250,000 range in Swarthmore community. This home offers all the perks of the Swarthmore location, but features Springfield schools and taxes! (Its ideal location is just a few blocks from downtown Swarthmore- with a total annual tax bill under $5,000!) These homes are hard to find – and for anyone looking to live in the community without utilizing the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District they are a treasure.
As my sellers prepare their home for showings I will pass the time by releasing clues. We are still several weeks out from our first showing – so this will be a slow burn!
You know the drill, if you are the first to guess the address of this property before I reveal its identity on my site I will buy you a one year subscription to The Swarthmorean Newspaper!
Here is your first clue:
Somewhere near the Swarthmore Pool
(In Swarthmore community & Springfield schools)
Is a cozy home you’ll want to see,
And in the front yard is this leafy tree…
As you know from my previous blog post here I am following the restoration of 12 S. Swarthmore (known as The Mansion of the Cresson Family Farm) with great interest!
The Swarthmorean published this amazing old photo of 12 S.Swarthmore Avenue yesterday!
I have learned that this half of the house was actually built circa 1830 as an addition to the other half of the twin!
I sold the former tenant farmhouse (37 Amherst Avenue) referred to in the above article back in 2006. I will never forget the open house at that property – all of Swarthmore came out to salute a piece of our history! Charles Cresson had donated priceless family images for us to display at the property. Here is one of them. Keep in mind that this house is now in the middle of the block on Amherst Avenue!