First-Time Find

A Surprise in Collegeville for $262.5K

The facade of this modest rancher hides a striking collection of soaring spaces behind it.

13 Wilson Ave., Collegeville, Pa. 19426 | Bright MLS images via RE/MAX Realty Group

If you were only to look at the front of this modest rancher on a quiet street between Collegeville and Trooper, you might not give this home a second thought.

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But driving past it, we’re sure you’d do a double-take once you saw that its side wall was all windows.

This home has been renovated and expanded over the years to create a collection of stunning spaces with soaring ceilings inside. Though its woodwork is largely traditional in style, the home is contemporary in spirit.

Both the living room just inside the front door and the spacious master suite to the left of it feature two-story-high vaulted ceilings with balcony overlooks from the second-floor loft space, which can serve as a bedroom or home office.

The master suite includes a tiled sitting room with its own vaulted ceiling a few steps down from the bedroom; sliding glass doors lead from this room to the rear deck.

The kitchen boasts plenty of cabinet space, granite countertops, modern appliances, a tray ceiling and a breakfast bar. An alcove between the kitchen and living room can also serve as office space, and the laundry room behind the kitchen also has a door leading to a covered rear terrace — and a vaulted ceiling of its own.

The deck and terrace form two-thirds of a great outdoor space for relaxation and entertaining. An in-ground pool with its own patio completes the trio.

All this is possible with minimal fencing because it’s tucked away off the main road on a quiet street with no outlet. Yet it’s close to Collegeville, Trooper and Route 422, making it easy for you to get out for shopping, dining and work in the nearby Valley Forge/King of Prussia area.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 1

SQUARE FEET: 1,584

SALE PRICE: $262,500



13 Wilson Ave., Collegeville, Pa. 19426 [Emily Landis Torres | RE/MAX Realty Group]

 

 


Sandy Smith Home and Real Estate Editor @MarketStEl
ssmith@phillymag.com