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8 Irving Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

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List Price: $899,900
Beds: 6
Baths: 5
Status: Active
SqFt: 5656
Agency: Simple Choice Realty, Inc

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Lot Size: --
Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1930
Notes: **Move right in!!** Tucked away on a private lane just south of Swarthmore in the highly acclaimed Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, this grand, 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 1930 Georgian stone colonial marries sophisticated, elegant living with all the trappings of an intimate, comfortable home. Do not miss out on this opportunity! Owned by two attorneys who raised their 3 daughters here, this home awaits its next family to enjoy all that it has to offer. ~ ~ ***FEATURES*** ~ Detailed moldings, ornate woodwork, deep window sills, 2 functioning fireplaces, and hardwood floors throughout lend warmth and old-world charm to this mature, gracious home on a secluded lot. On just under an acre of land, the 5,000+ square-foot home boasts three floors of living space, circular driveway, a flat back yard, attached garage, and lots of storage. Swarthmore (SRS) Elementary, Strath Haven Middle/High Schools. ~ ***1st FLOOR*** ~ Enter from the front or side door to the grand L-shaped center hall that is currently used as a music conservatory and guest seating area. The formal living room with fireplace is soaked in beautiful natural light all day. Across the hall, the inviting den/family room with fireplace and built-in shelving provides an intimate family space or quiet retreat. Just off the den is a year-round solarium now used as a brightly lit in-home office. A covered outside porch, accessible from the living room, overlooks the large, fenced-in backyard with plenty of space for a swing set, a trampoline, and room for a dog to run freely and safely. ~ ***KITCHEN & DINING ROOM*** ~ On the North wing is a charming eat-in kitchen, complete with high-end stainless steel appliances such as a Miele oven, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Jenn-Aire cooktop, and a modern wine chiller. Enjoy effortless domesticity with its preserved original cabinetry, solid brass hardware, traditional oak counters, and copper vegetable sink. Memorable dinners with family and friends await you in the large and inviting dining room with a bay window and a bar/serving nook. A hidden back staircase leads from the kitchen to the second floor. ~ ***2nd/3rd FLOORS*** ~ A grand walnut staircase off the entry hall brings you past a stunning palladium window on the way up to 5 bedrooms on the second floor (4 of which were recently outfitted with new carpeting), three with walk-in closets. The 3 second-floor bathrooms capture the bold colors and aesthetics of 1930s art-deco design, each with marble window sills and classic porcelain fixtures of the era. A studio-style guest suite on the third floor enjoys a full stylish bathroom of its own, a cedar walk-in closet, and close proximity to an unfinished storage room that can be easily converted into an additional bedroom. ~ ***BASEMENT/STORAGE*** ~ The huge, unfinished basement, with the potential for even more living space, provides plenty of storage and direct access to the garage as well as to an elevator(!) that extends to the second floor. ~ ***IDEAL LOCATION*** ~ Situated on a quiet cul de sac, the home is mere steps from Houston Park~s creek and hiking trails that lead to open recreational fields. It also has unmatched proximity to the Philadelphia International Airport, and is a short drive from several train stations that lead right into downtown Philly. You will have convenient access to the quaint restaurant scenes of downtown Media and Swarthmore, as well as bountiful grocery stores and retail shopping in the immediate surrounding areas.


Listing Provided By: Simple Choice Realty, Inc, original listing
Office Phone: (610) 326-2414
Agent Name: Christopher Carr


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