Just Listed: Classic Colonial in East Falls
This handsome, well-maintained house comes with many attractive features, inside and out.
“Keep it simple, stupid.”
In the world of real estate sales and development, this rule doesn’t seem to work the way it does everywhere else in life. The simplest places and fixes often look and feel cheap, for instance. And on the other hand, as you climb the price ladder, it also seems that nothing sells like excess.
Every once in awhile, though, one runs across a house for sale that really does KISS that sweet spot. This handsome Colonial in East Falls is one of them. Built in the year of the first great stock market meltdown, 1929, it’s simple and unfussy, well-laid-out and judiciously updated where needed. Plus it comes with some very nice extras.
One of the nicest features prominently in the exterior photo above.
Just beyond the living room, which lies to the right of the central entrance hall, you’ll find a handsome sunroom with a beamed cathedral ceiling and arched fan windows all around.
To the left of the entrance hall is a spacious dining room.
And speaking of spacious, the galley kitchen behind the dining room and entrance hall has loads of counter space and two sinks, not to mention plenty of cabinets and shelves where you can store stuff.
On the upper two floors are five bedrooms. The largest of them, designed to serve as a master bedroom, currently functions as a family room. Its attached bath contains a classic clawfoot tub.
The other two second-floor bedrooms share an updated bath with shower stall. The third-floor hall bath has also been updated.
And all of this is set on a beautifully landscaped lot with attractive plantings and lots of trees. Those trees bring shade to its sloping backyard, where a waterfall and pond add to the attractiveness of its patio.
Then there’s this house for sale’s location: You can walk from here to Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls campus, East Falls Regional Rail station and East Falls’ compact town center. If biking to work in Center City is your thing, you have easy access to the Schuylkill River bike paths for a quick commute to town.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,900
SALE PRICE: $597,500
3409 Warden Dr., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 [Connie Gillespie | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]