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Address
40 Wellesley Road Swarthmore, PA
Price
$ 1,499,999
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PADE439496
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDELAWARE
  • CitySwarthmore
  • AreaSwarthmore Boro
  • NeighborhoodSWARTHMORE HILLS
  • Zip19081
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1916
  • Taxes43063
  • Price$ 1,499,999
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage8420
  • Lot Size1.93 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-Chadds Ford
Property Description

Welcome to elegant and stately Riverview Farm Estate. This stunning home, originally part of a 100 acre dairy farm, stands on close to 3 acres. This Colonial Revival style home built in 1916 features 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 3 half baths. The front driveway leads around the side of the home to a large circle drive and continues out to the back driveway (and second address: 412 Riverview Rd). The front to back entry includes a grand, extra wide stair case and is flanked by an expansive formal living room and formal dining room. The living room boasts a wood burning fireplace, original built-ins, and two sets of French doors leading to an outdoor covered patio area with an additional outdoor fireplace. The mood is set in the gracious 1st floor formal dining room by its gas fireplace. There is also a first floor office with fireplace and a large family room with a fireplace that matches the scale of the room. The family room is adjacent to a 2nd covered patio that overlooks the heated, in-ground pool. The kitchen and butler~s pantry with its quality original built in cabinetry have been updated with beautiful granite countertops and backsplash(2019), updated appliances, and new fixtures. This part of the home was originally the private quarters historically used for in-house staff that could easily be utilized as an au pair /in-law suite and features a back stair case to a private area with a bedroom, sitting room, and updated full bath. The 2nd floor continues with 2 additional guest rooms, one with private half bath, a cozy sitting area with large fire place, and doors that lead to large balcony. There is a large bedroom that connects to the master bedroom, perfect for a nursery. The master bedroom features another fireplace, large walk-in closet/dressing room and private beautiful ensuite (updated 2015) with heated flooring. This floor is complete with a hall jack and jill full bath (updated 2015). The back staircase leads to the 3rd floor featuring a grand ballroom with high rounded ceilings, large dormer windows, and a fire place. This level is complete with a private bedroom, additional bedroom (currently used as a gym), and half bath. The full basement is partially finished with ample storage and huge laundry room w/ 2 washers and 2 dryers. The professionally landscaped grounds feature an in-ground heated pool and pond. This home is truly filled with amazing character and history, original wide plank hard wood floors throughout, and original wood work everywhere you look; it~s a perfect blend of history with all of the right updates and upgrades. It was originally designed by Mr. Emmons and built by Carroll Thayer and took 3 years to build. In addition, there is a detached stone 3 car garage with apartment. The prime location near "the Ville" is within walking distance to Swarthmore's restaurants, shops, Swarthmore College, and train station plus offers a rare opportunity to own a slice of history. Successful tax appeal in place for 2019 tax year

Price History
3/18/2019 Listed $1,750,000
5/1/2019 9% - $1,599,999
6/13/2019 7% - $1,499,999

General Features

Accessibility None
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
County/Parish DELAWARE
Garage Y/N Yes
HOA Y/N No
Levels 3+
MLS Area Swarthmore Boro (10443)
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 10.00
Ownership Fee Simple
Price Per Sq Ft 178.15
Property Condition Average+, Shows Well, Renov/Remod
Property Type Residential
School District WALLINGFORD-SWARTHMORE
Security Features Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2019
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning RES

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 8420
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer
Basement Full, Outside Entrance, Partially Finished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.0
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.0
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Central A/C
Electric Circuit Breakers, Fuses
Fireplace Features Gas/Propane, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Heated, Marble, Tile/Brick
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 3
Heating Forced Air
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Interior Features Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), CeilngFan(s), Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island
Laundry Type Basement
Living Area 8420
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Exercise Room, Laundry, Other, Office, Bedroom 6, Master Bathroom
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 11

Exterior Features

Possession Negotiable
# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Architectural Style Colonial
Building Area Total 8420.00
Construction Materials Stone
Exterior Features Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting
Fencing Wood, Picket
Garage Features Oversized
Garage Spaces 3.00
Inclusions 2 Washers, 2 Dryers, 3 refrigerators, electric vehicle charging station
Lot Features Landscaping, Front Yard, Pond, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 1.93
Lot Size Source Plat Map/Survey
Lot Size Square Feet 84070.80
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Parking Features Circular Driveway, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Paved Driveway, Private
Patio/Porch Features Balconies- Multiple, Patio(s), Porch(es), Screened
Pool Features Fenced, Heated, In Ground
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Roof Pitched, Rubber, Shingle, Flat
Sewer Public Sewer
Spa No
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 13
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19081

Price
AVG $460K
$1.5M
Taxes
AVG $11,525
$43,063
Visits
AVG 30
130
Year Built
AVG 1945
1916
Walkscore
AVG 50
48
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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