Farmhouse Friday: A Fun Home in Aston

This updated farmhouse combines 21st-century tech with 19th-century charm. And it has a fun surprise inside in case you need to get from the third floor to the second in a hurry.

414 Crozerville Rd., Aston, Pa. 19014 | TREND Images via Weichert Realtors

414 Crozerville Rd., Aston, Pa. 19014 | TREND Images via Weichert Realtors

We’ve seen homes with lovely backyard playgrounds before. But it’s very rare indeed to find one with the playground built in.

This completely renovated former farmhouse in Aston has it – or rather, one of the most popular pieces of playground equipment – as an integral part of the home.

But before we get to it, let’s rattle off all the other nice features this home has.

This time, we’ll start with the outside, where you’ll find a full front porch and a large rear deck with a great view of its wooded surroundings. There’s also a brand-new two-car garage with a wide driveway so your guests can park too.

On the inside, you’ll find that while this home retains its turn-of-the-20th-century elegance, it’s actually thoroughly modern, with an open living/family room separated by a fireplace and a similarly open dining room and kitchen. That kitchen, by the way, is outfitted with sleek black appliances that mesh well with the white wood cabinetry. In the back of the first floor, on the way to that deck, is a large laundry/utility room.

Upstairs, there’s a spacious master suite with a huge walk-in closet and tile bathroom as well as a home office on the second floor.

On the third floor, you’ll find four more bedrooms — and that playground feature we told you about. The young and the young at heart should enjoy sliding down the built-in slide that connects the third and second floors. (There are stairs so you can get back up as well.)

Downstairs, the walkout basement is configured so that it can be used as a guest or in-law suite: it has a great room, a full bath, a bedroom and a separate entrance.

It’s located on a quiet side street in a secluded section of Aston not far from Neumann University, so you don’t have to worry about others hearing your squeals of delight as you slide down from the upstairs bedrooms.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $379,000

OTHER STUFF: Another 21st-century feature in this home is the IT closet – the home is fully wired for digital data, voice and coaxial cable. This home’s price was reduced by $900 on July 27.

414 Crozerville Rd., Aston, Pa. 19014 [Karen Micka | Weichert Realtors]