There’s something pleasant about a lemon-yellow home, especially when there’s an apple tree in the backyard. It’s nostalgic somehow. The listing says, “the home is well known and Loved by the Conshohocken Borough.” How could it not be well known? How many lemon-yellow houses are there? Google Street View shows the house as red brick. It must have been fun to see the neighbors’ reaction as the paint went on.
Despite this fanciful exterior, it looks as though the inside is classy and mature. We love the bedroom built-ins, the molding throughout, the hardwood floors, the banister, the windowpane kitchen cabinets. And there’s apparently wiring and plumbing for a third-floor addition of bedrooms and bath. The location is great for cyclists–it’s just a couple blocks in from the Schuylkill River Trail, and it’s not too far from the regional rail. The majority of people who commute into Philly for work come from Montco–perhaps one of those commuters would like to buy this house and ride a bike into town every day.
One endearing note: The realtor, who’s related to the seller, has remarked in the listing on the quality of the appliances and fixtures–“none of which were purchased from Lowes or Home Depot.” Can’t you just hear him saying that out loud? That son/uncle/stepdaughter/cousin/whoever has such good taste.
This 2,000-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath house with off-street parking, that big backyard and all-new everything–from roof to water heater to windows and doors–has an asking price of $339,900.
• 240 E HECTOR ST, CONSHOHOCKEN, PA 19428 [Harvey Sklaroff Real Estate]