532 Rutgers Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
This spacious expanded stone cape is perfectly located on a picturesque street with a deep setback, just blocks from Swarthmore village.
Surprising bonus spaces and charming nooks and crannies all allow wonderful opportunities to relax, spread out, and live, work and study from this move-in ready home. Enter the Center Hall for a taste of the finished oak floors and soft neutral colors found throughout the home. The bright living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves, recessed lighting, four bright windows with deep sills, and a glass door to the covered porch with its ceiling fan and pretty view over the yard. Glass doors on the opposite side of the Center Hall open to the formal dining room with plenty of space for entertaining. The updated kitchen features antique white custom cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances including a newer stove with high-performing vent hood, as well as a storage pantry. The kitchen is open to the sunny breakfast room addition with its bow window, garden window, and door to the driveway and garage. Beside the breakfast room is the spacious first floor family room, with another large bow window overlooking the backyard. Also on the first floor are a bedroom overlooking the side yard, and an updated full bath, with a tile floor, marble topped vanity, and an oversized glass door stall shower with tile surround and built-in shelves. The second floor begins with the generous main bedroom, which stretches from the front of the house to the back and offers four closets (one with floored eaves storage). The updated second floor full hall bath has a tile floor, pedestal sink, and marble tile shower/tub surround with glass tile accents. The third bedroom begins as a classic room with closet, but also includes an attached private nook – perfect for use as an office or reading corner. The basement has been fully finished and offers a second family room, a rec room with laundry cupboard and a wall of storage closets, and an exercise room or storage area. Outside, a swirling brick patio overlooks the large, level lot. The charming screened gazebo has a ceiling fan and outlet and can be a magical work or hang-out space in the warmer months, with its lush views of nature. A one-car detached garage helps keep the snow off and provides a handy spot for bicycles or lawn equipment. Central Air keeps the house cool and comfortable on lazy summer days. Located just blocks from the train, library, Co-op Grocery and shops, 520 Rutgers Avenue is served by Wallingford-Swarthmore schools. Just one visit to this very special house and you will instantly feel at home.
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)