630 N. Chester Road

630 N. Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081


Please have your Realtor reach out to schedule a private showing. If you do not have a Realtor, feel free to contact me at carrie@dpwelsh.com!

1 Front Ext

Post light

The cat and the crow provide a playful welcome to 630 N. Chester Road!

This elegant circa 1912 Shingle Style Victorian offers the perfect marriage of old and new, all set on a stunning double lot with a 4-car garage in winsome Swarthmore Borough! A charming post light leads the way down the traditional brick walk to the open front porch. Inside, a front to back center hall introduces the beautifully refinished pine floors and soft neutral colors found throughout much of the home. On one side of the center hall, the living room and family room span the home from the front all the way to the end of the rear addition with only a fireplace separating them. Light fills this deliciously airy space, which manages to be cozy in spite of its size. On the other side of the center hall, working pocket doors lead to the formal dining room. The dining room is spacious enough for entertaining large groups and features a picture window flanked by built-in bookshelves. The eat-in kitchen has been renovated with a ceramic tile floor, custom cherry cabinets reaching nearly to the ceiling, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, a gorgeously restored antique Chambers professional range with griddle and a professional Kobe range hood. The view from the family room addition is stunning – two walls of windows overlook the grounds, the slate patio, and the covered back porch. Curl up and watch the seasons change as the lush greens of summer give way to the bright colors of fall. Upstairs a wide landing separates the home from front to back, providing privacy and visual interest. The master bedroom is very spacious with four bright windows and handsome crown molding. Four additional good-sized bedrooms with beautiful views over the property can be found on this floor, as well as a full tile hall bath and a sumptuously renovated master bath with hall entrance, featuring classic black and white tile, on demand hot water, a glass door steam shower, and plumbing roughed in to add a bath to the floor above, if desired. The third floor includes three bedrooms, a large storage room with handy shelving, and closet big enough to become a bath or laundry area, if desired. The breathtaking double lot feels more like a meadow than a yard. Sensible features include a four-year-old ultra high efficiency HTP heater, and accompanying Peerless hot water heater. Swarthmore College is just blocks away, with its beautiful campus and walkway to downtown Swarthmore’s co-op grocery store, library, and regional rail station to Philadelphia.

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!

28 property

The beautiful double lot is rare in Swarthmore Borough. This magical space has been the setting for games and parties over the years…

2 Front Exterior

The Shingle Style architecture is evident from the gorgeous shakes to the rooflines and the details above the windows.

3 Porch

A sweeping front porch is perfect place to sip tea and watch the world go by.

4 center hall

The center hall is light-filled with the same beautiful heart of pine floors found in the dining room and many of the bedrooms.

5 center hall

The arch behind the stairs leads to a rear entrance to the kitchen and family room, as well as several large storage closets.

6 LR

The living room is separated from the family room by the woodburning fireplace. This open layout allows beautiful views of the property and so much ethereal light that we found it difficult to photograph!

7 Family Room

The family room overlooks the rear garden as well as a covered back porch and slate patio.

8 Dining Room

The dining room offers beautiful heart of pine floors and charming built-ins.

9 Kitchen

The kitchen is so spacious we could hardly capture the whole room in one photograph.

10 Kitchen

Another view of the natural cherry cabinets and handmade island.

11 Chambers range

This is a restored Chambers professional range (with a Kobe professional range hood above it)!

12 kitchen

The breakfast area of the kitchen is big enough for a dining table!

12 Master BR

The master bedroom is spacious and light-filled…


13 Master BR

…with beautiful views from 4 large windows.

14 main bath

The master bath is accessed from the hall, but could be encompassed into the master bedroom as there is another hall bath on the 2nd floor. It has been recently renovated and has a steam shower and on-demand hot water among other luxuries.

15 BR2

The second bedroom overlooks the front garden.

16 BR 3

The third bedroom has two closets.

17 BR4

The fourth bedroom also has two closets as well as a pretty view over the backyard.

18 BR5

The fifth bedroom has new berber carpet. It could alternately be used as an office.

19 hall bath

The second floor hall bath has antique tile.

20 BR6

Bedroom 6 is on the third floor and overlooks the back yard.

21 BR 7

Bedroom 7 has a skylight.

22 Storage room

The storage room helps to keep the whole house tidy!

23 4 car garage

The 4-car garage has plenty of space for parking and/or a workshop!

25 lot

A path off the patio leads into the beautiful back and side yards…

26 backporch

The covered back porch is another nice place to relax.

29 patio

The slate patio is wonderful for entertaining.

30 backporch and patio

I couldn’t resist sharing one more view of the porch and patio.

31 rear exterior

The rear exterior of the house is picturesque.

21 Picture perfect Swarthmore

Swarthmore town center has a library, shops, grocery store, restaurants, cafe, and…

...the R3 train station - complete with bike racks!

…the R3 train station – complete with bike racks!

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