Just Listed: Accessible Neotraditional in Newtown Square
If you or someone in your family is mobility-impaired, you will find this house for sale most accommodating.
One of the reasons “one-floor living” is growing in popularity is because aging Baby Boomers like your section editor are finding it harder to climb stairs as they age.
But you don’t have to be a graying Boomer to have Issues with upper floors. Injuries and some diseases leave many unable to enjoy the full use of their legs.
There are two ways to deal with this if you’re looking for a house that can accommodate someone with limited freedom of movement: Find a house for sale that has only one floor or find one that has features to assist those in wheelchairs.
This handsome house in Newtown Square falls into the latter category. Located in the Springton Pointe Estates subdivision, it’s been well cared for by the family who has owned it for 20 years, and over those years, they have added features that make this house fully accessible yet still reasonably priced.
For starters, this house has a first-floor bedroom whose en-suite bathroom has been fitted with a roll-in shower.
Then, for access to the second floor, the back stairway from the family room has a chair lift.
And outside, a ramp leads from the spacious rear deck to the swimming pool.
The rest of the house looks about like what you’d expect for a place whose owners bought it some time ago and have aged gracefully along with it. It’s neat as a pin and attractive in that old-school way. Some of the rooms, like the kitchen, could use some updating, but they’re perfectly serviceable as they are.
It also has a nice array of amenities, including a spacious master suite with sitting room and walk-in closet, its vaulted-ceilinged family room, and a partially finished basement that you can shape and expand to your wishes. It’s even ready for you to add a bathroom if you want.
So if you’re ready to roll on buying a new house, this house stands ready for you to roll into it.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 4,011
SALE PRICE: $765,000
OTHER STUFF: The house also has attached garage parking for two cars. Showings begin with an open house this Saturday (April 6th) from noon to 3 p.m.
8 Laurel Lane, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 [Steve Gantzos | Keller Williams Realty – Center City]