235 President Ave

235 President Ave, Rutledge, PA 19070

Please have your Realtor reach out to schedule a private showing. If you do not have a Realtor, feel free to contact me at carrie@dpwelsh.com!

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On a tree-lined street in historic Rutledge Borough, an expanded colonial on a glorious lot awaits. Lovingly maintained and enjoyed, this home is being offered to the public for the first time since 1968. Sensible updates include a newer gas heater & C/A and newer roof. Your cosmetic touches will make it feel like home! The front walk leads the way to an open front porch. This beautiful space is a perfect spot to sip tea and watch the neighborhood go by. Inside, the spacious living room spans the house from front to back, and is suffused with light from large windows. A wood-burning fireplace with brick surround and a wood-stove insert makes a lovely focal point, and can fill the first floor with warmth on the coldest day. The expanded coat closet has plenty of space for jackets and storage, keeping the house tidy. From the formal dining room, gaze through a picture window out onto the porch and front yard. The size of the kitchen will have to be seen, to be believed, yet its layout is so well-planned that cooking is a pleasure and clean-up a breeze, with ample cabinetry to satisfy any cook. The breakfast area is large enough for another dining table and buffet. Soft light spilling in from outside and the peaceful view of the spacious backyard make this a positively cheerful place to start the day. Also on the first floor are a full bath, and a mudroom entry to the yard. Upstairs the master suite spans the same square footage as the kitchen. The bedroom itself has plenty of space for a king bed and dressers, as well as a large sitting area overlooking the backyard. This space could be used as an office, or a quiet place to curl up on a sofa with books. Also in the suite are a true walk-in closet, and full en suite bath with shower stall. Three additional bedrooms can be found upstairs, each with beautiful views over the property and full-size closets. The hall bath has a bathtub and vinyl shower surround. Outside, nearly half an acre in level land feels like a country retreat, though the property is located just three short blocks from the express commuter train to Philadelphia. The largest section of the yard is completely fenced. The in-ground pool and over-sized shed are fenced separately. A section of sideyard leading down to the sidewalk is big enough for neighborhood baseball games. The one-car garage has plenty of potential. Additionally the driveway has been expanded for use by 8+ cars. Rutledge Borough is known as the “best kept secret in Delaware county” with the some of the lowest tax assessments in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.  Beautiful historic homes, level streets with sidewalks, a picturesque stone borough hall and public park can all be found this 4 block square town.  Just 4 blocks from the front door of 235 President Avenue are the Morton regional rail express train station as well as a coffee shop and small downtown area. Swarthmore Borough downtown and shops are a quick bike ride in the other direction.

Are you new to the Swarthmore area? My blog (accessed from my home page here) has an A Day In the Life in Rutledge 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!

2 porch

Beautiful open front porch


3 LR

Large living room with many bright windows


4 fireplace

Brick fireplace with wood stove insert


5 DR

Dining room


6 kitchen

Great big eat-in kitchen


7 Kitchen

Bright and sunny breakfast room, large enough for a dining table and buffet


8 Kitchen

Brick archway over the range


9 Kitchen

Another view of the kitchen

10 1st flr bath

First floor FULL bath (stall shower not pictured)


9.5 staircase

A wide staircase leads to the bedrooms


11 MBR

Master bedroom with sitting area


12 MBR

Another angle of the MBR


13 Master bath

Master bath


14 master bath

Master bath vanity


15 BR2

Bedroom 2


16 BR 3

Bedroom 3


17 BR 4

Bedroom 4


18 Hall bath

Hall bath


19 yard



20 Pool

Inground pool


21 shed



22 yard



23 yard

Side yard

24 Rutledge Sign

Welcome to Rutledge!

Rutledge town-hall

Rutledge Borough Hall


Triangle park has a ball field and this park for kids

Nearby Triangle Park has a ball field and this playground

...the historic Morton train station with service to Philadelphia.

The historic Morton train station with service to Philadelphia is just a few blocks away.