408 Strath Haven Ave

408 Strath Haven Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Under Contract with Multiple Offers!

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!

 1 Exterior

Perfectly located on a tree-lined street near two parks, this classic Swarthmore home is sensible, efficient and in like-new condition! The front door opens to a bright living room with lustrous hardwood floors that continue throughout the house. A fireplace and handsome granite surround provide ambiance while the high BTU insert quietly heats the whole house, substantially lowering energy bills. The dining room is filled with beautiful sunlight streaming in through French doors, which lead to the newer deck overlooking a great big backyard. The eat-in kitchen offers maple cabinets and sumptuous Corian countertops. Up a few stairs are three large bedrooms and a gorgeously renovated hall bath with slate tile floor and surround. Up a few more stairs the surprisingly spacious master suite has another handsomely renovated full bath and access to the floored storage attic. A few steps down from the kitchen is a cozy family room with berber carpet. The renovated utility room makes laundry day a pleasure. And the enormous rec room has been remodeled with tile flooring and hand-finished knotty pine. Among other practical updates are: a newer roof, newer windows, high speed internet access in almost every room and new insulation of the highest quality installed throughout the house and garage for extreme energy efficiency. Harder to quantify are the mature plantings, light-filled rooms, and picture perfect location on a tree-lined street with two large playgrounds. Swarthmore College campus and the village library, shops and train station are just a few blocks away!

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!

2 LR

The bright living room has a picture window view over tree-lined Strath Haven Avenue.

3 LR

The fireplace is the focal point of this lovely room. A high BTU insert with blower means it can warm the whole house.

4 DR

Gleaming hardwood floors and crown molding giving the dining room a formal feel. French doors to the deck and garden bring the outdoors in.

5 Kitchen

The kitchen has been renovated and has a charming sink view over the backyard.

6 Den

The den is bright and cozy and has a door to the garage and another to the laundry and powder room.

8 MBR

The master suite is spacious…

9 Mbath1

And features a new bathroom with handsome slate tile flooring…

10 Mbath2

…a vessel sink on a granite-topped vanity…

11 Mbath3

… and a gorgeous slate surround.

12 BR 2

The second bedroom is spacious and overlooks the backyard.

13 BR3

The third bedroom offers views over the front yard.

14 BR4

The fourth bedroom has charming nooks and crannies and a view over the front yard.

15 Hall bath

The hall bath has been sumptuously renovated including a slate tile floor and surround!

16 deck

A spacious deck overlooks the backyard and is a perfect place to entertain or just sip tea and read.

16.5 Laundry Rm

The updated laundry room helps keep wash day organized and pleasant.

17 Basement

The spacious rec room is in the basement level of the home. (Most split level homes in the area do not have a full basement level. And this one is FINISHED!)

18 Basement

I couldn’t resist one more picture of this space, which is a great play area or office!

19 storage attic

The attic above the master suite is well-insulated and floored for storage.

20 Rear of house

A view of the house from the back… See how the master suite is dormered out above the deck? That’s just one of he reasons why this house – which looks traditional from the street- is unusually spacious!

21 Shed

The storage shed is great for lawn equipment.


21 Picture perfect Swarthmore

Just a few blocks away is the town center with a library, shops, grocery store, restaurants, cafe, and…

...the R3 train station - complete with bike racks!

…the R3 train station – complete with bike racks!

23 Playground 1

Right across the street from 408 Strath Haven Avenue  is CADES park and the track and field – all of which are used by Swarthmore residents evenings and weekends and when school is not in session!

I couldn't resist sharing one more picture of that wonderful playground!

I couldn’t resist sharing one more picture of that wonderful playground!

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