311 Ogden Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Set on an unusually large corner lot on sought-after Ogden Avenue, this classic circa 1920 colonial offers peaceful views from each window and a wonderful opportunity to create the home of your dreams.
Enter the open front porch with its handsome columns and vaulted ceiling overlooking the stately homes of Swarthmore Avenue.
The sunny living room offers pretty views of the grounds from four large windows, and decorative fireplace provides a cozy focal point.
The formal dining room has more bright windows and a chair rail.
The updated kitchen features oak cabinets, Corian counter and colorful tile backsplash.
A door from the kitchen leads to the spacious, newly enclosed first-floor porch. This airy room is the perfect spot to sip your tea in the morning.
A handy powder room with an oak storage vanity completes the first floor.
Upstairs, a large open landing leads to three bedrooms, each with big windows and pretty treetop views. The main bedroom has a door to the second-floor enclosed porch. This recently renovated space allows a charming tree-house view over picturesque Ogden Avenue.
The full hall bath offers great space and potential.
The third floor is a large open space with potential to be used as an office/studio or simply as a spacious fourth bedroom. Access to the ample storage eaves may be found on this level.
The unfinished basement is home to the laundry area and an antique pinball machine (included free of charge) with plenty of space for handy projects.
Outside, a one-car detached garage is a perfect spot to stow gardening equipment.
Your thoughtful landscaping will make this home a showpiece that may be admired from Swarthmore Avenue as well as Ogden. Although this home is being offered as-is, the current owner has made recent improvements – including a 5-year old gas boiler and hot water heater, mini-split Central Air throughout the first and second floors, and many replacement windows, as well as the recent enclosure of the two sleeping porches with all new windows and flooring. Your restorations will complete the picture. Just blocks away downtown Swarthmore awaits with its library, shops and train to Philadelphia, as well as the beautiful Swarthmore College campus where lectures and concerts are offered all year long, as well as public access to beautiful Scott Arboretum. Philadelphia International Airport is just fifteen minutes away by car, Center City may be reached in half an hour by car or train.
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)