730 Yale Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Fall in love with the quintessential Swarthmore charm – impress your friends with the elegant finishes!
This circa 1910 center hall colonial has been lovingly restored to make it easy to live in and easy to love. Landscaping with low maintenance perennials gives the exterior a fairytale look. Step onto the open front porch and picture yourself sipping tea and watching the world go by. The handsome center hall introduces the rare oak parquet floors with inlay found throughout the first floor. The light-filled living room spans the full depth of the house and features a fireplace with a wood-stove insert, charming built-in shelves and six bright windows. The formal dining room is large enough for lavish entertaining. The sumptuously renovated kitchen has a ceramic tile floor, white cabinets, granite countertops, a tile backsplash with Mercer tile accents and stainless-steel appliances including a set of dishwasher drawers. On the other side of the granite peninsula, a sunny breakfast room is a perfect spot to relax with a pretty view of the backyard. The kitchen flows into the butler’s pantry, which offers more white cabinets, granite countertops and an oversized farmhouse sink, as well as a coat closet and door out to the rear patio. A beautifully renovated full bath with custom tile work and floor drain shower completes the first floor. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite spans one half of the footprint of the home. The bedroom has pocket doors on one side to the former 6th bedroom – now an incredible walk-in closet with numerous built-ins, second floor laundry station, and a cedar storage window seat overlooking the front yard. Barn doors on the other side of the bedroom open into the luxuriously renovated master bath, with its tile floor, a sumptuous soaking tub, marble topped double storage vanity and mirrors, and an oversized glass door stall shower with rain shower, arm sprayer, two jets and a tile surround. A full tile hall bath and two additional spacious bedrooms, each with two bright windows complete the second floor. The third floor opens to a sunny landing with a built-in bookcase. Two additional bedrooms and a full hall bath can be found on this level, for a total of five bedrooms and four full baths in the home. Unusually ample closets for a home this age, and built-in storage spaces cleverly tucked into every nook and cranny will keep your lifestyle neat and organized. Central Air and gas heat provide comfort all year long. The sheltered backyard has been partially fenced and landscaped with privacy in mind. A slate patio with built-in wooden seating and storage provides a perfect spot to enjoy the fireflies. This charming haven is located just two blocks from the residential rail station and the library, shops, and restaurants of Swarthmore village.
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)