Weekend Open Houses
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018
1-3 PM • 714 E Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
2-4 PM • 3549 W School House Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19129
4 beds, 1 full/1 half baths • 3045 sq ft • $629,500
WYNDMOOR: A stand-out by any measure! This exquisite property—both house and grounds—commands your admiration and attention. Built in 1890 as one of Wyndmoor's oldest structures, 714 E Willow Grove Ave is a 3 story detached stone farmhouse with architecturally eye-catching separate stone garage currently used as workshop.
In superior condition, it offers an unusual and flexible floor plan that will capture most buyers' requirements: abundant natural light, random width southern pine floors, new windows throughout, extra first floor rooms that can serve multiple purposes, first floor powder room, a spacious kitchen/family room combination that speaks warmth, comfort and top-of-the-line quality, a full bathroom (10x14) to die for, high-efficiency gas heat and central air conditioning.
All surrounded by luscious green and serene gardens that include numerous and colorful plantings offering exceptional privacy. The property has been recognized as a "Blue Ribbon Winner" by the PA Horticultural Society. Walkable! Near commuter train and Wyndmoor shops. Open house: Sunday, Dec. 16, 1-3 pm.
4 beds, 2 full/1 half baths • 4175 sq ft • $795,000
EAST FALLS: This is a NEW old house! Just 10 years old, this custom residence was designed and built to feel like a classic traditional American home. Its character comes from the attractive use of 19th century salvaged heart pine flooring throughout, antique dining room mantel from an 18th century farmhouse, custom antique glass door knobs, antique silver sconces, pocket doors, oversized windows with solid brass window pulls, and much more including 10' ceilings on the first floor and 9' ceilings on second. But this house has NO old house blues.
Built in 2008, it contains all the elements you want in a new house: open plan that allows natural light; energy efficient windows for conservation of energy; knock-out eat-in kitchen with plenty of soapstone counter space, broad kitchen island, stainless steel high-end appliances, enormous storage, gas stove/oven that vents to outside, a Liebherr double-sided refrigerator/freezer with "bio-fresh" technology, an eat-in area surrounded by windows with views of sylvan woods; gas-fired HVAC with 2 zones; all new wiring with 320 AMPS power; modern plumbing; 2-car garage with electric door openers.
More things to love: two rear decks, one covered (with speakers and flat screen TV), both with views of green parkland and woods; gas fireplace in dining room and wood-burning fireplace that sits between living room and kitchen giving heat to both areas; huge walk-in pantry near kitchen; and a master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and a huge master bath (includes claw-foot tub plus a separate shower).
This home is perfectly located within a 10 minute drive to Center City, moments away from Schuylkill River or Fairmount Park hiking and biking trails, across the bridge from Main Line attractions, and almost around the corner from Manayunk restaurants and shops. Jefferson (Philadelphia) University and both private and public schools are just up the hill. This is one of 2018's best buys! Open house: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2-4 pm.