Levittown may have been mass-produced in the 1950s, but the people who bought those mass-produced homes have exhibited a knack for customizing them over the decades since.
This expanded and updated home is an outstanding example of what those customizers did. You may be able to pick out the original ranch house model that morphed into this sprawling two-story beauty, but any resemblance between this home and the original is purely coincidental.
Inside, the original rooms have been opened up to form a multifunction open-plan space. The kitchen is the first of the spaces you encounter upon entering the home; it features a breakfast bar and brand-new GE and Frigidaire stainless-steel appliances. A brand-new hardwood floor ties the kitchen to the adjacent dining room and extends to the fireplace that sets the kitchen off from the living room. Both the living room and family room are carpeted and spacious, and both have sliding doors that open onto the rear patio.
Also on the first floor are two bedrooms, a sauna, a spacious pantry, the laundry room and an updated tile bathroom.
The second floor — like the family room, an addition to the home — contains two more bedrooms and a third room that is currently serving as a sewing room but could be converted into a fifth bedroom, home office or nursery. A second all-new bathroom and a large closet that could serve as a second laundry room round out this floor.
The patio opens onto an enormous back yard where your kids can play to their hearts’ content — or you could invite a few hundred of your closest friends over for a barbecue.
Levittown is convenient to both Philadelphia and New York, and Trenton and Princeton are even closer.
With all the owners of this home did to improve on the original, we can’t imagine anything you could do to improve it save maybe repaint the walls.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: Not available
SALE PRICE: $294,900
OTHER STUFF: Energy-saving ceiling fans throughout help the central air conditioning run more efficiently. The agent offers a lease-purchase option.
64 Elderberry Dr., Levittown, Pa. 19054
64 Elderberry Dr., Levittown, Pa. 19054 [Terri Sivertsen | Century 21 Veterans]