SOLD in 6 days with 5 offers
Showings by appointment only. There will be NO open house.
This sprawling 1930s farmhouse offers the best of both worlds. The setting is an astonishingly large and beautiful piece of property that feels more like a meadow than a yard, with peaceful views of nature in every direction. The location is just blocks from Swarthmore’s swim club, soccer field, elementary school and bustling downtown. Enter the front door for a taste of the heart of pine floors and soft colors throughout. Big windows allow luxurious vistas of the gardens, where rhododendron, forsythia, and butterfly bushes provide a lush landscape of natural artwork. A working fireplace is at the heart of the large living room, which is lit with antique sconces and new recessed lighting. Floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves flank the doorway to a turret shaped screened porch – the dining room of choice in summer months! The formal dining room is spacious with a charming window seat perfect for curling up with a good book. The bright and roomy kitchen is equipped with Bosch appliances. A thoughtful addition comprised of a powder room, laundry area, coat closet and wall of storage cupboards helps keep the whole house organized. The powder room features a playful Mediterranean blue penny tile floor and pedestal sink. Sliding doors from the kitchen lead out onto an enormous deck, built to embrace an antique copper beech tree. The deck spills down onto a generous brick patio, overlooking one of the biggest backyards in all of Swarthmore. A long look over this peaceful expanse of grass and trees inspires visions of weddings, ball games, and vegetable gardens to come! The second floor features four spacious bedrooms, each with large closets and one with an en suite bath. The hall bath has a newer blue penny tile floor. Stairs to the third floor open into a sunny sitting room. To one side of the sitting room is a large office/craft room or 6th bedroom. On the other side is the spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite bath. Each room of this charming farmhouse overflows with personality – one visit won’t be enough to spot all the built-ins, secret storage places and hidden doors. Many modern updates, including a new gas heater, make it easy to move right in. Any desired renovations will be a strong investment on one of Swarthmore’s most distinctive streets. This unique farmhouse on a rare double lot is private but not isolated. Down the gentle slope of Riverview Road the swim club and town soccer field await. Just two blocks from the field, highly sought-after Swarthmore-Rutledge Elementary School abuts a footpath to downtown Swarthmore’s co-op grocery store, library, and regional rail station to Philadelphia.
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Are you interested? Please have your agent contact me to arrange your private showing. If you are not working with an agent I would be glad to help, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (No offers will be accepted until Sunday, February 23rd.)