510 Riverview Road

SOLD in 6 days with 5 offers

Showings by appointment only.  There will be NO open house

1 Exterior

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.

Are you new to Swarthmore? Please visit my page on A Day in the Life in Swarthmore here to learn more about the Swarthmore lifestyle.  My blog (accessed from my home page here) has 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!

The living room offers heart of pine floors, built-ins and a cozy fireplace

The living room welcomes with heart of pine floors, built-ins and a cozy fireplace

Sunlight pours in though large windows in the dining room and living room

Sunlight pours in though large windows in the dining room and living room

The dining room features a cozy windowseat

The dining room features a cozy windowseat

Another view of the dining room

Another view of the dining room

What a beautiful view...

What a beautiful place to curl up with a book…

The kitchen is bright and cheerful!

The kitchen is bright and cheerful!

To the left is a wall of storage cupboards, to the right a coat closet and pocket doors to the powder room

To the left is a wall of storage cupboards, to the right a coat closet and pocket doors to the powder room.  And of course the first floor laundry makes life easier!

The powder room has a playful blue penny tile floor!

The powder room has a playful blue penny tile floor!

The screened porch is pretty now but luxurious in warm weather!

The screened porch is pretty now but luxurious in warm weather!

Bedroom 2 with en suite bath

Bedroom 2 with en suite bath

En suite bath to BR2

En suite bath to BR2

Bedroom three overlooks the backyard

Bedroom three overlooks the backyard

These shelves make the third bedroom perfect for books or toys!

These shelves make the third bedroom perfect for books or toys!

The hall bath features a penny tile floor

The hall bath features a penny tile floor

Bedroom 4 overlooks Riverview Road

Bedroom 4 overlooks Riverview Road

Bedroom 5 overlooks the backyard

Bedroom 5 overlooks the backyard

A gorgeous window welcomes you to the third floor den

A gorgeous window welcomes you to the third floor den

The den is bright and spacious

The den is bright and spacious

Bedroom 6 could also be used as an office or craft room.

Bedroom 6 could also be used as an office or craft room.

The master bedroom is so large it was a challenge to get it into a photograph!

The master bedroom is so large it was a challenge to get it into a photograph!

Master bath

Master bath

A view over the backyard from the deck

A view over the backyard from the deck

The property from the rear

The property from the rear

The two car detached garage

The two car detached garage

A side view of the house

A side view of the house

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 carrie@dpwelsh.com.  (No offers will be accepted until Sunday, February 23rd.)

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