Just Listed: Accommodating Craftsman in Ardmore
You, your kids and your parents will all find living and working here quite pleasant indeed.
“Hi, Mom! That company that hired me out of college? They went bankrupt. I need to move back home.”
“Son? Dad here. Mom and I love the Florida sunshine, but we miss all the people we knew and places we went before we moved south. Think you can put us up while we find a new place to live?”
Buy this Ardmore Craftsman house for sale and neither of you will tear out your hair when you get calls like these from your loved ones.
That’s because this gorgeous, well-maintained Craftsman was built to accommodate the way we live now way before anyone had any idea how we would be living now, back in 1905.
Back then, many affluent families had hired domestic help, and because of this, the houses they lived in included living quarters for the help.
Those former servants’ quarters today make great in-law or au pair apartments. And if you have young children, you can invite your parents to move into this house’s in-law suite and not have to worry about child care. (They will appreciate the chance to spoil your kids rotten.)
And since this house has six other bedrooms in addition to that in-law suite, if your chicks wind up coming back to the nest, accommodating them won’t be a problem either.
Besides, it has plenty of room to keep all of you out of one another’s hair — or to let all of you let your hair down together when you feel like it.
For instance, you could all gather by the fireplace in the spacious living room.
Or dine together in the formal dining room, which is ideally suited for big meals.
(As you peruse these photos, note how light and airy all the spaces look even with dark accent beams. Thank the copious windows in almost every room for that.)
The kitchen has the workspace and equipment for you to whip up one of those big meals, too. And it has a pantry with a coffee bar and wine chiller, so you can keep bottles on hand for when you have guests over.
Its sunken breakfast room is perfect for casual, more intimate dining.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom has plenty of room for you to retreat to when you really need some quiet time alone. It also has a nicely updated bathroom with a marble-tiled stall shower.
Since this house has six bedrooms, chances are that you will want to configure one of them for use as a home office. The current owners of this house did that with two of them that are connected by a doorway. Two of the six bedrooms and a full bath are on the third floor.
The in-law apartment has its own living room, bedroom, bathroom and an updated kitchen, and it can be entered both through the main house and from a private outside entrance.
A spacious backyard offers room for everyone to relax, grill and soak up the sunshine.
And to top it all off, this house is just one block from the heart of Ardmore’s business district. It’s already possible for you to dine in many of its restaurants and shop in its boutiques, and it’s likely that as this year progresses, the dining options will only grow. You can also catch SEPTA Regional Rail and Amtrak trains at the Ardmore station, which is about three blocks from your house.
What this means is that you will get the best of both worlds with this Ardmore Craftsman house for sale: Suburban space and comfort plus urban vitality and convenience. So will your kids, and so will your parents, should they wind up coming back home.
THE FINE PRINT
BEDS: 6, plus 1 in the accesory apartment
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,191
SALE PRICE: $1,000,000
17 St. Pauls Rd., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 [Carly Friedman | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]