519 Walnut Lane #3, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Enjoy the best of small town living in your own private floor of a rambling 1893 Victorian with all the classic nooks and crannies.
Sip tea on the open wrap-around porch, and let the association keep up the grounds and shovel the snow. The village train station and town center are just a stroll through Swarthmore College campus away.
The common lobby features high ceilings and a lovely seating area. You’ll spot beautifully restored stained-glass windows and a cozy window seat on the way to flat #3.
The front door opens to a lovely open living and dining space with the neutral colors and beautifully finished white oak floors that are found throughout most of the flat. High ceilings, bright windows, and charming built-ins flanking an antique mirror are just a few of the very special details.
The eat-in kitchen features a tile floor and backsplash with cherry cabinets, and offers a lovely breakfast area with a bank of windows overlooking the garden. Newer appliances and fixtures include an LG stainless steel refrigerator and a GE built-in microwave.
At the end of the bedroom hall, the master suite opens to a light-filled bedroom with a vaulted, beamed ceiling with skylights and two large windows overlooking the backyard. A double closet and a master bath with tile floor, storage vanity and stall shower, as well as a laundry cupboard with full side-by-side washer & dryer complete the space.
Also off the bedroom hall are a full tile hall bath with jacuzzi tub/shower, and the spacious second bedroom with an extra deep closet, overlooking the side yard. Off the living room, the third bedroom/office has two bright windows overlooking Walnut Lane, as well as a large closet.
A spiral stair from the living room leads up to the turret.
Finished into an airy open loft with a vaulted ceiling, huge skylight and mini-pentagonal turret window openings, this magical space is a perfect playroom, reading nook, or bonus space.
Outside, the expansive lawn with mature trees provides a great spot for picnicking. A private garage bay keeps the snow off your car, and allows a great spot for bicycle storage. Ideally located in a small college town – just blocks from the beautiful campus and arboretum, town library, shops, elementary school, swim club and commuter train station – this lovely home will be the setting for many happy memories.
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)