614 Yale Avenue

Under Contract

614 Yale Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

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Classic colonial on the outside, mid-century modern on the inside, this light-filled home marries delightful nooks and crannies with sleek lines and an emphasis on bringing the beauty of the lovely level lot inside.

A curved flagstone path leads to the front door. The foyer offers a perfect art wall. Step into the living room for a taste of the finished oak floors found throughout the home. Built-in bookshelves and a double-sided wood-burning fireplace are the perfect anchor for an airy space with a wall of windows and glass doors that make the verdant view of trees and lawn part of the room. On the other side of the double fireplace, the formal dining room offers an equally spectacular wall of glass overlooking the deck and yard. The open kitchen has ample storage and a massive island, which is open to the breakfast room, allowing cooking to be a social affair. Solid oak cabinets with quartz countertops add form to function. Off the breakfast room is the family room. A bank of seven windows and a skylight fill this space with soft light. A cozy office/den nook off the family room has its own door to the exterior. The handy mudroom/laundry room and powder room complete the first floor. A front-to-back staircase leads upstairs. The master suite includes a bedroom with double closets overlooking the backyard, a dressing room with another closet overlooking the front yard, and a full master bath with plenty of storage. Three additional bedrooms all have oak floors and pretty views. The full hall bath completes the second floor. A two-year old gas heater keeps the house toasty. Outside, the great big backyard is level and lovely. Enjoy a picnic in your own paradise, sheltered by mature trees. Across the street Umoja Park is a perfect place for even more outdoor fun. Three blocks away, downtown Swarthmore Borough’s library, shops and residential rail station await your next lazy stroll or fun adventure.

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!

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If you would like to be among the first buyers to see this very special home, please have your agent contact me to arrange a private appointment. Showings begin on Tuesday, April 2nd.

If you are not working with an agent, feel free to contact me at carrie@dpwelsh.com.

Bonus Pictures

On the left. below are mid-century restoration chimes in their own special alcove behind the stairs. To the right are some examples of lovely activities in the village – music in the amphitheater, outdoor dining at the Coop, and the annual Charity Fun Fair!