First-Time Find: Room for Your Brood in Wyncote
Most first-time home buyers are usually just starting a family or taking their first steps on their career paths. But not all of them.
We know that there are families with children out there who for various reasons never got around to establishing themselves as homeowners. Maybe career demands made it unwise to commit to a home, or finances weren’t yet in proper shape. Or maybe the place they had was enough to accommodate that first child until it was time to think about school.
If you see yourself in any of those descriptions, or if you don’t but are looking to buy a place with room to raise a large family in anticipation of what’s to come, read on, for this week, we’ve found just the place for you.
For starters, it’s roomy: 2,108 square feet with five bedrooms. Second, it’s a charmer: one half of a twin home on a leafy street in Wyncote, built right at the dawn of the 20th century, with a classic Victorian-style mahogany-decked front porch from which you can greet your neighbors.
Third, it’s totally up to date. This home has been upgraded where it counts: new windows and doors, a brand-new energy-efficient dual-zone climate control system, modern electrical and plumbing systems.
Which isn’t to say that the owners left the things you can see alone, either. A stroll through this home reveals that everything about it has been updated to meet the demands of modern living.
Right behind that gorgeous front porch is a commodious living room with recessed lighting and an energy-saving ceiling fan. A large archway with built-in shelves connects it to the formal dining room, giving both rooms an open feel.
Behind the dining room is a spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet storage, tile backsplashes and countertops, and the latest stainless steel appliances. There’s also a breakfast bar at the back where you can take in the view of your spacious rear deck and yard through modern casement windows.
There’s also a mud room, laundry room and powder room on the first floor.
On the second floor, you’ll find three large bedrooms and an attractive full bathroom. The third floor contains two more bedrooms and a recently remodeled contemporary full bathroom. One bedroom on each of the upper floors is large enough to accommodate a king-sized bed. Don’t need that many bedrooms? You could use one (or more) as a home office, den or play space, or even convert the top floor into a deluxe master suite.
If you love to entertain, this house is also made for you.Those large main-floor living and dining rooms were made for gracious indoor entertaining, and in good weather, you can take the party outside onto the accommodating deck and large back yard.
To top it all off, this home is in a most convenient location. You’re just a few blocks away from Jenkintown-Wyncote Regional Rail station for a quick commute into the city, and the many shopping and dining options to be found in Jenkintown and Glenside are also within easy walking distance. If you work in one of those suburban office parks, Route 309 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike are both a short drive away. And did we mention that it’s in a good school district?
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,108
SALE PRICE: $239,900
33 Waverly Rd., Wyncote, Pa. 19095
33 Waverly Rd., Wyncote, Pa. 19095 [Sally B. Salon | Weichert Realtors Jenkintown]