Country Charm in Aston for $300K
This roomy 1840s farmhouse has been expanded and updated over the years and has kept up well with its newer suburban neighbors.
When this part of Delaware County suburbanized in the decades after 1960, this handsome Colonial farmhouse stood ready to greet its new neighbors.
As those neighbors multiplied, this house expanded to grow with its neighborhood (and presumably the family who owned it). It now stands out as a great home in a tranquil neighborhood, with plenty of room for you and your family along with some nice extras.
The biggest of those extras is space — room for fun, work, storage and entertaining, indoors and out. Down in the basement, you’ll find a finished space with beamed ceiling that could serve as a workshop, gym, play room or storage space.
Subtract the workshop part and trade the beamed ceiling for a peaked one and you’ve just described the third-floor space, which could also serve as either a fifth bedroom or a home office thanks to its huge walk-in closet and built-in shelving.
In between these two extremes you’ll find a charming home that has everything you want: a modern eat-in kitchen that gets lots of natural light from its dining area’s bay window, a large living room with a decorative fireplace and a wood-burning stove, a sitting room that can also function as a formal dining room, and a mud room with bath and closet.
You can greet your neighbors the old-fashioned way from your handsome front porch. (Here, your neighbors would have to upgrade to keep up with you.) And the huge wood deck on the side looks out over your expansive backyard. There’s also parking for three cars in a separate garage.
This home needs no major upgrades, but it’s ready for another one: the ductwork for air conditioning has been installed — all you need to do is buy the climate-control system.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,297
SALE PRICE: $300,000
OTHER STUFF: This home is also a short drive away from Media’s shopping and dining scene, the Hedgerow Theater in Rose Valley and I-95 for quick access to Philadelphia and its airport.
517 Tyrens Rd., Aston, Pa. 19014
517 Tyrens Rd., Aston, Pa. 19014 [Shirley Booth Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]