Just Listed: Tall Tudor in Media
With plenty of room, inside and out, and many improvements, visible and invisible, this Depression-era house for sale looks - and will make you feel - good as new.
Just outside Media lies Pine Ridge, a community of mid-sized houses arrayed along a road that loops back on itself (and changes its name in mid-loop).
This bosky neighborhood dates to the eve of the Great Depression, which has given its many trees time to mature. One of those trees sits in the front yard of this very handsome and very well maintained Tudor Revival house built in 1930.
Set on a deep and relatively narrow lot, this house for sale offers plenty of space, comfort and style, both inside and out. And its owners have refreshed and renewed it in ways you will appreciate.
You might note that this house looks taller than most houses of its type. That extra height makes its third-floor bedrooms feel more spacious and less cramped.
But the spaciousness begins on the main floor, which you enter via a front door tucked in a nook off the driveway.
Just past that door lies the living room, which spans the front of the house. Next to it on the side where you enter is a sun porch that currently serves as a home office and play space.
Beyond it on the other side is the formal dining room, which this house’s owners use as a family room. Both it and the living room possess the simple elegance of 1920s and 1930s Colonial style.
The kitchen is more modern but no less traditional. An upgrade gave it new cabinetry and appliances, granite countertops and bar seating next to the bay-windowed breakfast room.
The en-suite bathroom in the second-floor master bedroom got a similarly modern traditional makeover. Also part of that makeover: a well-organized walk-in closet. The other four bedrooms are painted in an array of colors ranging from sunny yellow to cozy brown, and the hall bath on the third floor has a claw-foot tub.
In back of the breakfast room, a large deck overlooks an equally large fenced-in yard. The yard includes a playground behind the three-car detached garage.
And below it all is a full finished basement and laundry room.
The makeover not only upgraded this house for sale’s kitchen and bathrooms. It gave the house a tankless on-demand water heater, dual-zone climate control and a new 30-year roof.
And even though it sits in a secluded community, this house for sale is also conveniently located. Pine Ridge has its own stop on the Route 102 trolley, and Baltimore Pike lies just beyond it. Both of these will take you into lively downtown Media expeditiously, and the trolley will also whisk you to 69th Street Terminal, where you can catch the Market-Frankford Line into the city.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,598
SALE PRICE: $700,000
720 Pine Ridge Rd., Media, Pa. 19063 [Michelle Dayoub | Long & Foster Real Estate]