First-Time Find: A Classic in Cheltenham for $265K

This home looks like it came straight out of "Leave it to Beaver," but on the inside, it's outfitted for the "Modern Family."

37 Johns Rd., Cheltenham, Pa. 19012 | Photos: Bear Ortega via Janet Ames, RE/MAX Executive Realty

When the agent marketing this cutie in Cheltenham sent us the photos for this home, we took one look at the outside and suddenly heard the “Leave it to Beaver” theme song playing in our heads.

We’ve seen plenty of midcentury homes in our search for finds to feature, but few that capture the halcyon days of the Fifties as perfectly as this one does.

Still, June and Ward Cleaver would probably do a double-take once they walked in the front door, for this 1950s classic has gotten a totally modern makeover that fills it with 2017 creature comforts.

The hardwood floors have been refinished and polished to a high gloss. The living room and the spacious master bedroom boast stylish, energy-saving ceiling fans. The kitchen has been expanded and outfitted with handsome traditional cabinetry, an attractive tile backsplash, recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms sport new tile walls and vanities, and a powder room has been added on the first floor.

The master bedroom has become a suite with its own bathroom and dual closets. All the guts of this home — electrical system, water heater, heating and air conditioning — are totally new, as is the patio in the back. The side and rear yards are fenced for your private enjoyment.

This home sits in Cheltenham’s Oak Lane Manor section, a well-kept community of midcentury homes close to shopping and restaurants along Cheltenham Avenue. Lawndale Regional Rail station and historic Ashmead Village are a short drive away.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $264,900

37 Johns Rd., Cheltenham, Pa., 19012 [Janet Ames | RE/MAX Executive Realty]