Hidden in Plain Sight in Swarthmore for $460K

This classic Shingle Style home has been thoughtfully updated and offers a secluded feel in the center of town.

134 Rutgers Ave., Swarthmore, Pa. 19081 | Bright MLS images via RE/MAX Main Line

To judge from the photo above, this home is an enlarged version of the cabin in the woods.

But that house peeking out from in between the trees off to the left should clue you in that it isn’t.

The wooded lot this handsome Shingle Style home sits on affords it a secluded feel usually not found in homes just a short walk from a town center and a train station.

As a result, you get the best of both worlds with this home just outside Swarthmore’s business district: Walkable convenience and suburban privacy.

Living room

Living room

Inside, the home combines rustic elements like the wood-burning stove in its living room with modern creature comforts like the totally updated kitchen. Its main floor has a wide archway between the living and dining rooms that give the space an open-plan feel. That extends to the dining room on the other side, which is one with the kitchen.

Dining room

Dining room and kitchen


Upstairs, four good-sized bedrooms and two baths comprise the second floor, and a fifth bedroom and storage space occupy the third.

This home also has a side patio and two-car detached garage.

Swarthmore’s compact town center offers neighborhood shopping and dining, and a new campus center Swarthmore College built across Chester Road offers a new dining option for the community as well. It’s a quick commute into Center City via the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line, also a short walk away.





SALE PRICE: $459,900

134 Rutgers Ave., Swarthmore, Pa. 19081 [Peter McGuinn | RE/MAX Main Line]