A Storybook Cottage in West Chester for $575K

Maybe "cottage" isn't the right word for a home with nearly 2,300 square feet of space. But what other term comes to mind when you see this cute-as-a-button home?

533 N. High St., West Chester, Pa. 19380 | TREND images via Zillow

533 N. High St., West Chester, Pa. 19380 | TREND images via Zillow

As readers of our “10 Hottest Suburban Towns” roundup know, West Chester is a happening place that’s filled with character. People have fallen in love with its history, walkability and wealth of things to do in the heart of town.

If you’re attracted to this hip-yet-relaxed Chester County seat, we have a home that you’re sure to fall in love with too — and it’s just steps away from the heart of the borough.

When we first saw this beautifully maintained home, we thought we were seeing a cross between Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread cottage and the Little Red Schoolhouse. But this home isn’t a fairy tale. It’s very much real and outfitted for modern living, with plenty of room for both the active lifestyle and quiet relaxation.

That becomes apparent the moment you walk through the front door and enter the spacious open living and dining room, which also boasts a working fireplace and a large sliding glass door leading out to a spacious rear covered deck with ceiling fans. Behind this is the kitchen, a stylish vision in black and white, tile and granite, with a pressed-tin ceiling to add extra pizazz. Also on the main floor are a laundry room, a bathroom and two bedrooms that could also be used as home office or play space.

Upstairs you’ll find a third bedroom and a sumptuous master suite with an all-new en suite bathroom with soaking tub and stone tile walls.

The finished basement downstairs offers plenty of storage space as well as access to the double-length one-car garage and rear yard. Stairs also lead down to the backyard from the deck.

And as you’re located right on one of the borough’s two main drags, all the goodies West Chester offers its residents are a short walk away: scores of fine restaurants, a seasonal farmers’ market, unique shops and boutiques, pleasant parks for picknicking and more.

Be still, our beating heart.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $575,000

OTHER STUFF: This home has not only been beautifully maintained, it’s been updated with the times: recent renovations include both full bathrooms, the deck, the roof, installation of central air conditioning and a new high-efficiency six-zone water heating system.

533 N. High Street, West Chester, Pa. 19380 [David Jones | Swayne Real Estate Group; listing via Zillow]