524 Westminster

524 Westminster Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

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This picturesque mid-century cape welcomes you with a generous patio overlooking tree-lined Westminster Avenue.

Enjoy your piece of the countryside just blocks from Swarthmore Borough library, shops and residential rail station! A picturesque mid-century cape welcomes you with a generous patio overlooking tree-lined Westminster Avenue. The entry hall features the lovely finished maple floors found throughout the first floor. Follow it back to a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, flanked by built-ins, and a panoramic view of the great big backyard. Step into the open dining room to admire more maple floors and a built-in buffet as well as a door to the yard. The updated kitchen features granite countertops, KraftMaid cabintry and updated appliances including a GE Profile dishwasher and built-in Maytag microwave. Bright windows allow the light to fill this large and useful space. Off the kitchen is a handy mudroom with laundry hook-up and folding counter as well as a door to the backyard. The front of the first floor consists of two bedrooms with maple floors and pretty views as well as a full tile hall bath with updated vanity and fixtures, allowing for easy first floor living. Upstairs, the master bedroom offers a bank of brand new windows overlooking the front garden, and has a charming reading nook as well as an enormous closet with organizers and a linen closet. The second bedroom overlooks the backyard and has a traditional closet as well as access to the storage eaves. A full bath with glass door shower stall and updated vanity and fixtures completes the second floor. The basement is unfinished with high ceilings and a French drain system for peace of mind. Sensible features include: Two year old high efficiency gas heater and C/A, newer roof with 30 year shingles, newer windows in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms, insulation in the attic, and newer insulated exterior doors. Enjoy the shade of mature trees as you picnic in your spacious backyard. Blocks away the R3 train is a quick twenty minutes from Center City!


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!25 Picture perfect Swarthmore sml

Would you like to see SEASONAL photos of this home? The owners have kindly provided me with some of their own collection of images of the house throughout the seasons…