First-Time Find: Splendor by the Lake in Downingtown

This townhome in the Marsh Harbor subdivision offers a lot of things you don't usually find at this price point, including lots of room, lots of greenery, great community amenities and a beautiful state park and lake just down the road.

701 Driftwood Ln., Downingtown, Pa. 19335 | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

701 Driftwood Ln., Downingtown, Pa. 19335 | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

Not every young family wants the city life. Those who prefer something a little more tranquil and a lot more green should read on, as they will be richly rewarded for doing so.

The reward comes in the form of this spacious townhome in a lush subdivision outside Downingtown called Marsh Harbor, about a half mile from Marsh Creek State Park and its beautiful reservoir. This home offers plenty of space in an attractive package — a former model home designed by Ann Capron that combines the best elements of modern and traditional design.

The main floor’s open plan makes it ideal for both relaxing and entertaining. The living-dining room features a working fireplace and sliding doors that open out onto a deck that offers a great view of the wooded community and Marsh Creek Lake. The kitchen features abundant cabinet space, the latest appliances, hardwood floors and a striking dining area with a soaring two-story-high vaulted ceiling.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a master bath with whirlpool tub.

Downstairs, there’s a third bedroom with full bath, a family room with fireplace and built-in shelves, and a patio beyond the sliding glass doors.

There are plenty of amenities beyond the four walls for you to enjoy as well. The community has a clubhouse, pool, and tennis and basketball courts. And, of course, there are the recreational opportunities offered at Marsh Creek State Park just down the road.

You’re also close to local and regional shopping along Pottstown Pike (Route 100) and the Downingtown interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Exton Square Mall and the Exton Regional Rail station are a short drive away.

But perhaps the nicest amenity of all is the price. You’ll look far and wide for a home that offers this much for this little.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 3

SQUARE FEET: 1,682

SALE PRICE: $269,900

OTHER STUFF: This home’s price has been reduced by $10,000. The monthly homeowners association fee of $234 covers maintenance of and access to the common facilities.



701 Driftwood Lane, Downingtown, Pa. 19335 [Kathy Gagnon | Coldwell Banker Preferred]