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A True Original in Havertown for $270K

This stucco-clad charmer has a Colonial heart and a unique layout that gives it lots of personality. It's ready for you to take it to the next level.

531 Sagamore Rd., Havertown, Pa. 19083 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

If you want Main Line-quality schools without having to pay Main Line prices to get them, chances are your search for a home you can afford will take you to Havertown, the off-the-Main-Line part of Haverford Township.

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Much of Havertown’s housing stock dates to the early decades of the 20th century, when the community developed along the interurban streetcar lines that emanated from the brand-new 69th Street Terminal. This is one of those homes, built 111 years ago and within shouting distance of Beechwood-Brookline station on the Norristown High-Speed Line.

It should be clear on first glance that this home has Character with a capital C. The arched front porch sets it off from just about every other Colonial out there, and its interior layout is just as original. The front door opens into the cozy living room with its substantial stone fireplace, to the right of which are the stairs to the second floor.

To the right of the front door are the dining room, currently being used as a den, and the kitchen, which is serviceable but could stand some updating. Behind the stairs lies a small home office with its own entrance to the handsome rear deck.

Three bedrooms and a tiled hall bath comprise the second floor. There’s a full, partly finished basement downstairs where you can store stuff and set up a rec room. And in the ample back yard is a shed offering more storage space.

This home’s owner has added to its personality with a multihued color palette: no two rooms have the same paint color. And the home’s electrical wiring is all-new.

In addition to the NHSL, this home is close to local parks, the Haverford Township municipal offices and the eateries and neighborhood shops that line Brookline Boulevard and Darby Road. Chatham Park Elementary School is also within walking distance.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 1

SQUARE FEET: 1,428

SALE PRICE: $269,100

OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $15,100 on Dec. 12.



531 Sagamore Rd., Havertown, Pa. 19083 [Tom Dixon | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]