How Much Home Do You Get for $500,000?

by Liz Spikol | April 18, 2013 11:31 am

We decided to start this regularly scheduled throwdown–How Much Home Do You Get?–with fives: five different homes, each with five bedrooms, in five different counties. Have some ideas for our next round? Let us know in the comments!

Philadelphia County: Cedar Park 6BR/2BA for $439,000[1]

Philadelphia County: Cedar Park 6BR/2BA for $439,000

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY
Address: 1122 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143[2]
Price: $439,750 — wage tax price break!
Bedrooms: 6!
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 3,250
What’s to love: It’s a classic West Philadelphia Victorian, with a wide front porch, original stained and cut glass windows, fireplaces, coffered ceiling, detailed crown molding, original hardwood floors and scads of period detail.



Chester County: Stoneybrook Farm in Glenmoore for $499,000[3]

Chester County: Stoneybrook Farm in Glenmoore for $499,000

CHESTER COUNTY
Address: Stoney Brook Farm, 771 Font Rd, Glenmoore PA 19343[4]
Price:$499,000
Beds: 6!
Baths: 2.5
Built: 1791
Estate size: 7.60 Acres
What’s to love: This property comprises the three-story stone farmhouse, a stone bank barn, a seven-stall horse barn, a spring-fed stream, an old smoke house, an equipment building and an in-ground pool. The main house has countless charming period touches, including plank flooring and the covered porch.



Montgomery County: Maple Glen 5BR/3.5BA for $498,000[5]

Montgomery County: Maple Glen 5BR/3.5BA for $498,000

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Address: Pine Manor, 6 Lee Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002[6]
Price: $498,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3.5
Built: 1800
Square footage: 4,123
What’s to love: Look at all the green that tucks this house away–lush gardens and mature trees hide an attached cottage where one can tuck the in-laws away, if desired. The house itself has hardwood floors, built-in window seats, and some very serious hearths. A two car-garage is currently used as a studio.



Bucks County: Huntingdon Valley 7BR/6BA for $499,900[7]

Bucks County: Huntingdon Valley 7BR/6BA for $499,900

BUCKS COUNTY
Address: 50 Buck Rd, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006[8]
Price: $499,900
Beds: 7!!
Baths: 6!
Square footage: 5,054
What’s to love: This property is large enough for a reality TV show or a new religion (just ignore the muppet in the fireplace and/or the room formerly used for pole dancing). There’s more than 3.5 acres of land with the main house, a guest house, a “barn-like garage” and extras like an in-ground pool. “Price reflects condition but offers lots of potential.”



Delaware County: Havertown 5BR/3.5 BA for $495,000[9]

DELAWARE COUNTY
Address: 501 E Manoa Rd, Havertown PA 19083[10]
Price: $495,000
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 3.5
Square Footage: 2,602
What’s to love: If you’re a Tudor fan, this is a Tudor, all right. Aside from that, there are hardwood floors, fireplaces, an enclosed porch and a breakfast nook. And with a downstairs rec room and a full-sized laundry room, it’s ideally suited to a house full of kids. The garage, central air, and private backyard don’t hurt any, either.



Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/6182350_01.jpg
  2. 1122 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1122-S-48Th-St_Philadelphia_PA_19143_M46393-05184#ixzz2Qld6PYtK
  3. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/771-font-rd.jpg
  4. Stoney Brook Farm, 771 Font Rd, Glenmoore PA 19343: http://www.redfin.com/PA/Glenmoore/771-Font-Rd-19343/home/38977334
  5. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/leedrive.jpg
  6. Pine Manor, 6 Lee Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002: http://www.redfin.com/PA/Maple-Glen/6-Lee-Dr-19002/home/38919506
  7. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/50buckroad.jpg
  8. 50 Buck Rd, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006: http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/50buckrd-huntingdonvalley-pa-19006-gid400023404857.html
  9. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/501emanoa.jpg
  10. 501 E Manoa Rd, Havertown PA 19083: http://listings.listhub.net/pages/TRENDPA/6189784?channel=zillow

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