214 Dickinson Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
On a classic tree-lined street, just blocks from Swarthmore town center, this spacious expanded Victorian awaits.
The wraparound front porch, decked with mahogany, is a perfect spot to read or just sit back and watch the neighborhood go by. Step into the entry for a taste of the high ceilings, sunny spaces and peaceful views found throughout the house. The large living room overlooks the front lawn through a triple bank of bright windows. An open arch leads to the formal dining room, lit by two sunny windows, perfect for entertaining. The eat-in kitchen features abundant cabinetry, a laundry cupboard and a pass-through to the expansive family room. Just off the kitchen are a full bath with stall shower and a generous room that could be used as an office or first-floor bedroom. Afternoon light fills the family room through glass doors that lead out to a large three-season back porch with a vaulted ceiling. This sunny porch is perfect for bird watching or enjoying sunsets over the backyard and garden. The second floor offers three bedrooms and a full hall bath. The third floor boasts two additional bedrooms and another full bath. Utilities include Central Air, a brand new gas heater that serves the whole house, and a supplemental gas boiler with baseboard heating for just the rear addition – offering the option of independent heating, if the addition is used as an in-law suite. The large backyard is a peaceful sea of green. The tool shed, formerly a garage, is sold as-is, and is ideal for storing bicycles and lawn equipment. With bright, cheerful spaces inside and out, this home has so much to offer for living, working and studying from the comfort of home. Your cosmetic updates will make it shine. Just blocks away, Swarthmore village shops, library, college campus and the train line to Philadelphia all await your next adventure.
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! The Community Links page here will give you one-stop access to relevant links to our top-notch local schools, arts community, SEPTA (our regional rail system) and more!
Here some examples of lovely activities in the village – music in the amphitheater, outdoor dining at the Coop, and the annual Charity Fun Fair!
(Bonus photos courtesy of Linda Heffernan)