Just Listed: Rehab Ready Colonial in Glen Mills
This solidly built Colonial has strong bones and combines traditional charm with some early modern design features.
Usually, you won’t see fixer-uppers featured here, and for a good reason: They usually look like they need fixing up.
But this house for sale is actually in move-in condition and loaded with potential for someone looking to create a truly splendid country residence, or earn some extra income, or do both.
And the only way to show off its potential is to show it off here.
The stone-and-siding Colonial you see above was built in the middle of World War II. But inside and out, it has the character of those classic 19th-century Pennsylvania farmhouses beloved by many hereabouts.
It contains one distinctively modern element dressed in Early American garb: the large open main room that combines the living and dining areas.
The beamed ceiling, stone fireplace and dark wood paneling give it a warm and comfortable feel.
Off the dining area, you’ll find an eat-in kitchen. Everything here is bright and sunny. It’s nice as it is, but ust imagine what some new or refinished cabinets, counters and appliances might do for this space.
The other rooms in this house exude the same simple charm. Some new lighting and furniture would boost their appeal.
There is also a large unfinished room in the basement of the house that also has a stone fireplace. That room may have some history attached to it: the listing agent says that Chris Sanderson, a friend of the artistic Wyeth family, used to call square dances in its basement.
The agent also says that the tiles in the half bath off the first-floor study were painted by a student of Thomas Eakins.
This isn’t all you get with this house, either. It and its four-acre lot are attached to a separate tax lot next door at 44 Blossom Hill Rd. That 3.127-acre lot contains this house’s four-car garage, over which is an accessory apartment. It too is ready for a makeover.
The two lots have already been separated legally for subdivision, but some requirements remain to be completed before they can be treated as completely separate. That you can do after purchase.
So if you’re dreaming of living in a lovely farmhouse on seven acres of land, the foundation for your dreams has already been put in place here. All you need to do is (re)build on it. If you’d like to live in a lovely farmhouse and earn some extra income from renting to a tenant or visiting guests, you have the basics you need to do that here too. Or if you’re willing to live on a smaller plot of land and give someone else the opportunity to build a lovely farmhouse next to yours, you can do that too.
The question, then, remains: What possibilities do you want to create for yourself today?
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,100
SALE PRICE: $675,000
OTHER STUFF: And if the sylvan beauty of this house’s wooded lot isn’t enough, the 67-acre Bonner Park preserve is right across the street.
40 Blossom Hill, Glen Mills, Pa. 19342 [Mike Spillane | The Mike Spillane Team | Keller Williams Real Estate via Zillow]