5 Must-See Open Houses In and Around Philly This Weekend
These outstanding homes are sure to get snapped up soon, so go see them while you still can.
With this item, the Real Estate & Home section launches its weekly guide for house-hunters trying to figure out how to spend their weekends.
If that sounds like you, welcome! Every Friday, this feature will showcase five outstanding homes on the market that are open for touring over the weekend. For our first roundup, we’ve picked five fabulous homes at various price points located all over the region. Let’s get started with:
429 Old Eagle School Rd., Wayne (above) | 7 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths, 5,198 square feet, $980,000
Open house: Sunday, March 4, 1 to 4 p.m.
Have a big family? Love having friends and family sleep over? House and entertain them in grand style in this historic 1886 country homestead that’s been updated with all the modern features. The home has a classic center-hall layout with plenty of fireplaces: one in the foyer and one each in the formal living and dining rooms. The eat-in kitchen boasts the latest appliances and cabinetry that compliments the original built-in china hutch. The second-floor master suite has its own fireplace and private balcony, and the huge wraparound porch makes for gracious outdoor relaxation on gorgeous days. The home is set back on its 1.6-acre lot, ensuring privacy along with the gated driveway.
429 Old Eagle School Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [Susan Cosgrove | Long & Foster Real Estate – Devon]
606-8 Leverington Ave., Roxborough | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,520 square feet, $320,000
Open house: Sunday, March 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
“Blest be that spot, where cheerful guests retire / To pause from toil and trim their evening fire.” You, your family and your guests will be greeted by this inscription every time they gather ’round the living room fireplace of this incredibly intact 1918 twin that’s just a short walk from both the Ridge Avenue shopping district and the Wissahickon Valley trails. Those who value the authentic style of turn-of-the-20th-century homes (paging Oscar Beisert) will adore this one, for all of its leaded windows and rich wood trim remain in place for you to cherish. Nine-foot ceilings throughout give the rooms an extra-spacious feel, and it’s equipped with all the facilities a modern family might want in addition to those great throwbacks such as wood-burning fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Some of the rooms, like the kitchen, could use refreshing or updating, but this home’s price should leave you with room in your budget to do them up right. The photos on the listing don’t do the space justice, so if you want to see what living history really looks like, your only choice is to go out there and see it for yourself.
606-8 Leverington Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Elizabeth Shaw-Fink | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors – Bryn Mawr]
344 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting | 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,746 square feet, $675,000
Open house: Sunday, March 4, 1:30-4 p.m.
Here’s a nifty Fifties French Colonial home that’s been kept up well over the years and is ready for you to make it your own. The hardwood and parquet floors on the main floor and in one of the upstairs bedrooms sparkle, and the kitchen was updated not too long ago with granite countertops and an island with breakfast bar seating. There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a spacious sunroom in back with access to the pool in the backyard. The walk-up unfinished attic can be used as is as storage space, but its dormer windows cry out for a room to be attached to them. This home’s two-acre lot backs up onto the Sunnybrook Golf Course, which you can walk onto directly from your property thanks to an easement attached to the deed.
344 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462 [Eric Rehling | RE/MAX Ready]
723 N. 24th St., Fairmount | 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, $999,000
Open house: Sunday, March 4, noon-2 p.m.
This recently built (2006) freestanding townhouse boasts all the features you’d expect in a modern home, plus extra windows thanks to its end-of-block location. The open-plan main floor makes entertaining easy, as does its well-outfitted kitchen. You’ll find a sumptuous owner’s suite on the top floor, with dual walk-in closets, a spa bath and a full-floor roof deck with great views of Center City. The lower level contains its own full bath, which means you could use it as a media room or an in-law suite. Its location can’t be beat: you’re close to Fairmount Park, the Art Museum, and a passel of great restaurants along Fairmount Avenue. And it has a one-car garage to boot.
This home’s sale price was reduced by $51,000 on Feb. 23.
723 N. 24th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 [Cynthia Ray | Addison Real Estate]
1813 Spruce St. #4R | 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,297 square feet, $649,000
Here’s your opportunity to enjoy Rittenhouse Square living and modern style in a classic townhouse. This bi-level condo has been updated from top to bottom with the latest of everything: A kitchen with chocolate wood cabinetry and the standard modern accouterments. Two full marble-tile bathrooms. Spacious bedrooms, including a master bedroom with access to a roof deck. And a dedicated off-street parking space. Not that you’re going to need a car all that much, because you’re right around the corner from the square itself and just steps from neighborhood shopping. It doesn’t get more urbane than this, and the price is right too.
1813 Spruce St. #4R, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Shauli David | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors – Rittenhouse]