801 Yale Avenue – #308

801 Yale Avenue #308, 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!

 View

Each room of this spacious and superbly updated flat offers an abundance of gentle light, and a peaceful view of Crum Creek and the College woods. Its unique location and perfectly situated private carport mean no elevator rides are necessary. Fresh paint and neutral flooring throughout the flat are in colors soft enough not to distract from the beautiful corner vistas. The great room features a large living space with glass doors to the balcony overlooking the creek, as well as a dining area large enough for a full dining set. The beautiful hardwood floors in the great room continue into the luxuriously updated kitchen, where custom wooden cabinets stretch to the ceiling with handsome crown molding. A GE gas stove, new built-in GE microwave, and new Whirlpool dishwasher will keep the cook happy and impress the company too! Off the open great room is a spacious den, perfect for curling up with a book. The cozy Berber carpet in the den continues through the bedroom wing. Off the den, the second and third bedrooms offer beautiful views over Crum Creek and the third bedroom also features handy office built-ins. The gorgeously updated hall bath has creamy ceramic tile floor, surround and wainscoting, an elegant wooden vanity with Corian top and striking bronze fixtures The enormous master bedroom is bathed in the soft light of three large windows wrapping around the corner of the Strath Haven and overlooking the creek and the college. A hallway of generous closets leads to the sumptuously renovated master bathroom with ceramic tile floor and shower surround, custom spot-free glass shower door, and marble-topped vanity with bronze fixtures. An in-unit laundry cupboard has a newer washer and convenient built-in shelves. Sold brass lever style knobs can be found on most of the unit doors. Included in the sale are: a privately deeded carport, with a priceless location just a few steps from the door to the flat, and a large 10’6″ x 7’6″ first floor storage unit.Strath Haven residents enjoy life in a highly sought-after community with swimming pool, library, bicycle storage, workshop and van service. The Strath Haven has been designated Gold Star status by Pennsylvania CAI. Its monthly fee is the most comprehensive in the area, and includes ALL utilities except phone/cable/internet. Ideally located in a small college town – just blocks from the beautiful campus, town library, shops and train station – this lovely property will be the setting for many happy memories.

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!

If you would like to learn more about life at the Strath Haven, please visit the community website here!

If you would like to learn what makes the Strath Haven a Gold Star Community, please visit the CAI website here!

Exterior creekside

The Strath Haven is located in the heart of Swarthmore. The west wing, in which #308 is located, overlooks the banks of  Crum Creek.

Exterior

In the lower left portion of this picture you can see the Strath Haven van, which provides FREE daily transportation to residents to a variety of shopping and other locations.

Lobby

A light-filled common lobby impresses guests and is one of many places where residents enjoy socializing.

Mail rm

The mail room is handily located just off the main entrance. Take a look at the Strath Haven website to see the well-stocked library, the community room, and even the bike storage room!

On site office

An on-site management office with full-time dedicated staff is a rare luxury.

Secure entry

Entry for residents is via security fob. Guests may call up using this key pad.

sign

The Strath Haven has been designated a Gold Star Community – the highest honor bestowed by Pennsylvania CAI. Gold Star Communities are fiscally responsible, and well-maintained, with transparent management and a focus on promoting a high quality of life for residents.

2 front door

Welcome home.

3 LR

The great room features a large living space with glass doors to the balcony overlooking the creek…

4 Great room

…as well as a dining area large enough for a full dining set..

6 balcony

The balcony is a lovely spot for a container garden.

And for taking in the view of the Swarthmore College woods.

And for taking in the view of the Swarthmore College woods.

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The view is one of the prettiest in the building. Lush in spring and summer, colorful in fall, and in the winter you can see Crum Creek wending its way to the waterfall.

8 DR

There is plenty of space for dinner with family and friends.

9 DR

The light-filled space is open and pleasant.

10 kitchen

The beautiful hardwood floors in the great room continue into the luxuriously updated kitchen, where custom wooden cabinets stretch to the ceiling with handsome crown molding.

12 den

Off the open great room is a spacious den, perfect for curling up with a book, or watching television on the wall-mounted flat screen tv, which is included.

13 den

The cozy Berber carpet in the den continues through the bedroom wing.

13.5 hall bath

The gorgeously updated hall bath has creamy ceramic tile floor, surround and wainscoting, an elegant wooden vanity with Corian top…

13.75 hall bath

…and striking broze fixtures.

14 br3

The third bedroom has been fitted with office built-ins.

15 br2

The second bedroom has lovely views over Crum Creek.

16 MBR

The enormous master bedroom is bathed in the soft light of  large windows wrapping around the corner of the Strath Haven and overlooking the creek and the college.

17 mbr

There is space for a sitting area…

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… and the generous closet space will keep your bedroom tidy.

18.5 mbath

The sumptuously renovated master bathroom boasts a ceramic tile floor and shower surround…

19 mbath

…custom spot-free glass shower door, and marble-topped vanity with bronze fixtures.

20 storage

Included in the sale is spacious private storage room #P1-59 on the same wing as the unit (a rarity).

21 carport

Also included, is carport #25. (The Strath Haven has only a limited number of carports which are deeded separately, and in high demand.)

22 carport to door

This photograph is taken from inside the carport The red maple is next to the 3rd floor entry (which is directly across the hall from unit #308). Covered private parking in this convenient location gives freedom to your comings and goings. Grocery shopping and short trips are never inconvenient, even in snowy weather!

23 landscaping

A lantern and climbing flowers welcome you back to the 3rd floor entry and home!

The pool is inviting and open all summer long - free to residents!

The pool is inviting and open all summer long – free to residents!


21 Picture perfect Swarthmore

Just blocks away, the 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! Walk to town, take your car, OR take the van service!

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