328 Vassar Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Fall in love with the picture-perfect location and quintessential Swarthmore charm – impress your friends with the open floorplan, elegant finishes, and light-filled rooms.
This exquisite circa 1900 Victorian has been beautifully restored to make it easy to live in and easy to love. A beautiful garden with low maintenance perennials gives the exterior a fairytale look. Step onto the front porch to find the ideal place to eat summer lunches with a view of the tree-lined neighborhood. The entry hall welcomes guests to the finished heart of pine floors and original millwork found through the first floor. The spacious living room offers pretty views over the garden and has an open arch to the formal dining room with its triple bank of windows. The gorgeously renovated open kitchen boasts a finished oak floor, knotty alder cabinets with crown molding, granite counter tops, an oversized subway tile backsplash with playful accents, a handy tech charging station, and stainless-steel Kenmore appliances. A bank of windows wraps around the back corner of the house, bringing the tranquility of the lush garden right into the kitchen. An updated powder room and mudroom/laundry room with easy access to the backyard complete the first floor. On the second floor, two large bedrooms and an office/nursery each offer high ceilings, charming nooks and crannies, and beautiful vistas of the garden. The beautifully renovated hall bath has a tile floor, granite-topped oak vanity, and a huge soaking tub with dual showerheads. The third floor begins with the sumptuous master suite, including a large bedroom with a skylight, an en suite bath with classic black and white tiles, glass door stall shower and two vanities, and a walk-in closet. The fourth bedroom overlooks Vassar Avenue and has plenty of space for a sitting room as well as for sleeping. The unfinished basement has a handy work bench and a door to the yard. Central Air keeps the house comfortable all year long. A newer tankless on-demand hot water heater provides efficiency and comfort. Outside, the great big fenced backyard features a stone path leading to the sweeping flagstone patio. A large storage shed with a bike shed extension helps keep everything tidy. The entire property has been thoughtfully landscaped to reduce maintenance and enhance a natural setting where the wildlife and flora will delight the senses all year long. Best of all is the location – just blocks from Swarthmore College campus, the village shops, library and train station!
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!
If you would like to be among the first buyers to see this very special home, please have your agent contact me to arrange a private appointment. Showings begin on Tuesday, May 7th.
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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)