622 N. Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081
4 Bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths
One look at the fairytale-charming exterior of this classic 1920s Spanish Tudor and you will fall in love. Step inside for a taste of the elegant and tranquil interior. Each room offers refinished oak floors, soft neutral colors and peaceful views over the gardens. Off the entry hall are the updated powder room and a large coat closet. The spacious living room is filled with soft light and features a high ceiling and a handsome gas fireplace. The formal dining room is large enough for entertaining, with beautiful moldings and built-ins. Form meets function in the gourmet kitchen with its oak floors, granite counter top and backsplash, and stainless steel under-mounted sink. High-end appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and Dacor gas range. The spacious family room allows tranquil views over the backyard and is the perfect spot to curl up for movie night. A curving staircase leads to the second floor landing, with its window seat overlooking the trees. The spacious master suite features a large bedroom with beautiful views over the lawn, a true walk-in closet, and a sumptuously renovated full bath with timeless black and white tile that perfectly suits the house. Relax in the clawfoot soaking tub, or sing in the oversized stall shower with its subway tile and glass door. Matching marble-topped vanities give everyone plenty of space to start the day off happily. Two additional spacious bedrooms as well as a laundry cupboard with brand new stackable machines, and a charming full hall bath with original 1920s tile complete the second floor. The third floor opens onto a large loft space with skylights and plenty of built-ins. This would be a paradise of a playroom for children young and old, or a generous extra living room for long-term guests or in-laws. The fourth bedroom, with en suite bath, completes the third floor. Dual-zoned Central Air, updated wiring, a two-car garage with 220-volt outlet for your electric vehicle, and a newer roof on the house and garage allow comfort, efficiency and peace of mind. And the outdoor space is as special as the inside. Arched doors from the family room and dining room lead out to the screened porch, a perfect second dining room during the warmer months. The porch spills out on to a large open deck overlooking the Pennsylvania blue stone patio, which surrounds an in-ground pool with cascade fountains. Mature trees and landscaping shelter this halcyon space. Located in the heart of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, this home is just blocks from Swarthmore College, with its beautiful campus and walkway to the village co-op grocery store, library, and regional rail station to Philadelphia. Each owner of this very special property has taken care to renovate with great respect for the original charm of the home. Beautiful original woodwork and built-ins, subtle recessed lighting, a sumptuously renovated kitchen and master bath, and charming restored original windows with custom interior sliding screens and storms for modern efficiency are just a few examples of the love lavished on this property’s harmonious marriage of old and new. (Please note: The 600 block of N. Chester Road is a quiet offshoot of the main portion of Chester Road.)
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