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337 Euclid Avenue, Ambler

 

337 Euclid Avenue presents a wonderfully unique opportunity on one of Ambler Borough’s most sought after streets. This beautiful three story duplex is located on a quiet, tree-lined street within walking distance to downtown Ambler’s restaurants, shopping, theater, Weaver’s Way, the train, and more. This property is a fantastic investment offering two very desirable units that will generate income out of the gate, however, both units are currently vacant, allowing for a variety of options for a new owner. Both units have separate entrances and the layout of the main unit feels like a single family two-story home, making it an ideal place to call home while renting the third floor to cover a significant portion of your mortgage. Or, if you’re looking for a single family home on an amazing street, you could convert this home back into the stately single that it once was.

337 boasts a lovely front porch that leads into the main house, which is comprised of two floors, offering three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an updated kitchen, and second floor laundry. Entering the home, you will find a very generous foyer/sitting room to welcome your guests. To your left is a cozy living room and around the corner is a nicely sized dining room. The dining room offers a charming window seat and built-ins. Hardwood flooring can be found in all three of these rooms.

The dining room leads into the spacious kitchen offering tons of cabinetry and counter space including a large breakfast bar. You will be pleased to see there is gas cooking and all of the appliances are newer. There is a pantry area off of the kitchen that leads to a full bathroom on one side and a den/office on the other side. There are sliders off of the den, leading to a very spacious rear yard.

Upstairs, you will find a lovely primary bedroom with a bay window and large closet, along with two additional, bright and nicely sized bedrooms. The full bathroom on the second floor is extremely spacious and offers all the bells and whistles, including whirlpool soaking tub, stall shower with glass enclosure, double vanity, radiant floor heat, and plenty of storage including two large linen closets and additional cabinetry with the vanity. Next to the bathroom is a bright laundry room with one year old front loading washer and dryer.

The third floor is the second unit that can be accessed from the exterior stairs or from an interior stairwell that is separate from the main house. This is a super charming one bedroom unit that always goes quickly when available. This unit consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and updated bathroom. This laundry for this unit is located in the basement, which can be accessed from the interior stairwell. There is also a separate storage area in the basement to easily offer storage for both units. The electric and gas are separately metered.

There is a detached two car garage in the rear of the home with driveway parking for two cars. The driveway and garage can be accessed by a private alley in the back. The property is just shy of a quarter of an acre and boasts a beautiful, level, yard, which is fully fenced in the rear. The roof, gutters, and flashing were all replaced in April 2021.

The home offers high ceilings, tons of natural light, and lovely old world details coupled with modern conveniences. The location is very convenient to public transportation, an easy walk to the train station, bus stops, and a very short drive to route 309 and major routes of transportation. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity, do not delay! For more information or to schedule a private showing, please reach out to me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]  

337 Euclid Ave ~ 2 units ~ 1st unit- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, @ 2,034 square feet ~ 2nd unit- 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, @ 954 square feet ~ $430,000

 

Categories: Ambler, Real Estate

289 Tulip Tree Court, Blue Bell

289 Tulip Tree Court is a beautifully renovated three bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse with a fantastic open floor plan and fabulous outdoor living space, located in the coveted Blue Bell Woods Community.

As you approach the home, you will fall in love the moment you open the gate and enter the absolutely charming courtyard. The setting is private and beautifully landscaped, making you feel like you are in your own little English garden. The paver patio offers the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or unwind with a drink in the evening.

As soon as you step foot inside, you will realize that this home is very special as it offers a fantastic open floor plan (not the norm for this community) which provides an abundance of natural light. The home feels bright and breezy, like you just walked into a Serena & Lily catalog (swoon!). You are welcomed into the home by a foyer with a coat closet and the perfect spot for a bench or table to drop your keys and bags once you arrive home.  To your right is a spacious room that is currently being used as a work from home office, but would also make a great formal living room, playroom, reading room, you name it. The room features oversized sliding glass doors which overlook the beautiful patio and garden out front. The other side of this room opens into a gorgeous and very functional kitchen.

You will love everything about this kitchen. It is immediately discernible that this was a high end renovation using not only attractive selections, but high quality materials, as well. There is a ton of storage space, including a pantry area, plentiful upper and lower cabinets, and some open shelving. You will also appreciate a wealth of workspace, not only surrounding the sink and range, but also a large peninsula with seating for four. Additional features include, a tasteful backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and gas cooking.

The kitchen opens into a bright dining room, also featuring sliding glass doors, which overlook the rear patio and lovely green space with woods. There is so much to love about this house, but one of my favorite things is the sightline from the front to back of the house. With sliders from front to back, you have green views on both sides and an unrestricted flow that allows for tons of natural light. This floor plan is ideal for entertaining, particularly this time of year, when your guests can spill from the front patio to the rear, and everywhere in between! The dining room opens into a cozy family room with a wood burning fireplace, plenty of space for seating and entertainment, and handsome plantation shutters. The first floor also offers recessed lighting throughout and powder room that is tucked out of the way.

Upstairs, you will find a spacious primary bedroom offering an ensuite bathroom with both a shower and a soaking tub, a large vanity, an additional dressing vanity, and a walk-in closet. You will also find a set of stairs in the primary bedroom that leads to a roomy loft, ideal for a home office, yoga/gym space, or even a dressing room, if you have a Carrie Bradshaw sized wardrobe. There is a large storage closet located on this third floor level, as well.

Two additional, nicely sized bedrooms, a hall bathroom, and the laundry room round out the second floor. All bedrooms are bright and have ceiling fans.

Other notable items include, replacement windows and glass doors throughout, a newer heater, and a one car garage.

Blue Bell Woods is a wonderful low maintenance community with a pool and two tennis courts. The association takes care of the lawn care, snow removal, trash, and exterior building maintenance. The location can’t be beat, as it offers coveted Wissahickon Schools, is close to all major routes of transportation, as well as, great shopping and dining in Blue Bell and Ambler, tons of parks and trails (some of which can be accessed on foot from BBW), what more could you want?! Be prepared to fall in love…

289 Tulip Tree Court ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 2.5 baths ~ 2,001 square feet ~ $445,000

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Ambler Borough Proposed Residential Resale Requirement

On April 30, 2021, the memorandum below was sent to Ambler Borough Council from Glenn Kucher, our Borough Code Enforcement Officer.  

Proposed Ambler Boro U&O

As a Borough Resident and Realtor who works primarily in the Borough, I found this memo to be very concerning. Admittedly, I had not been keeping current with the Ambler Borough Council meetings and minutes, so when I learned about this matter on June 1, 2021, I immediately reached out to all members of Council. I received a prompt reply from Borough Council President, Frank Deruosi, stating that “the inspection certificate is still in the developmental stages. Council has had some discussion regarding the pros and cons, as well as what aspects will be part of the inspection process. I trust that there will be a few more conversations before a decision is made, and ordinance is drafted, and a final vote is levied. You can email your comments/questions to me or any council member.”

The next (virtual) meeting was scheduled for June 15, 2021, which I could not attend, so I sent my questions and comments to Council in advance (detailed in the document below). You can view the June 15th meeting here, discussion on this topic is from 0.21:00 – 0.36:00. 

Ambler U&O Comments/Questions

I did not receive a reply from any member of Council, so I was eager to hear discussion on the topic at the next scheduled meeting, held on July 20th. The proposed requirement was not on the agenda, which I found curious, but I was able to ascertain during pubic comment that Council is not planning to have a draft ordinance available by the August or September meeting, as originally stated, as they are taking their time to carefully consider the details of the proposed requirement. Personally, I was very pleased to hear this, as I think this matter deserves much more discussion than I have heard, and input from the community.

As proposed, I find the inspection requirements to be incredibly onerous for the homeowner and completely out of line with what our neighboring municipalities require (or do not require, for that matter). If you also find this matter to be of import, now is the time to reach out to your Councilperson and make them aware of your thoughts and concerns. Contact information for all members of Council can be found here. If you’re not sure which ward you live in, you can view the ward map here.

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258 Belmont Avenue, Ambler

258 Belmont Avenue is a wonderful, well cared for home that offers a great layout, tons of natural light, and an amazing back yard, in sought after Ambler Borough and Wissahickon School District.

As you approach the house, you will be smitten with the lovely stone front and eye catching front door. Once inside, you will be wowed by the open feel and abundance of natural light. The living room is spacious, offering hardwood flooring, a large picture window, and views into the kitchen, dining room, and rear yard. You will be pleased to find a conveniently located coat closet here, as well.

The hardwood flooring in the living room carries into the dining room which boasts a sliding glass door overlooking the fantastic patio. The dining room is open to the absolutely gorgeous kitchen featuring white shaker cabinetry, granite countertops, marble backsplash, stainless steels appliances and under-mount sink with garbage disposal, gas range with important safety features, and the all important window over the sink. You will love the large center island, as it offers the perfect place for guests to sit and chat while you’re busy preparing food. There is also a door off of the kitchen that leads to the patio, the perfect place to access your grill, away from the main seating area. The flow of this floor and the connectivity with the outside living space is ideal for both entertaining and everyday living. Off the kitchen, you will find a laundry and utility room with newer front loading washer and dryer.

Upstairs, you will find three bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a hall linen closet. The primary bedroom is very spacious and bright, offering two closets and two darling dormer nooks. The second bedroom also boasts great natural light and plenty of space. The third bedroom is on the smaller side, but can easily accommodate a bed and furnishings, but would also make a great office.

Outside, the back yard is a dream. It is fully fenced, perfectly sized, and very private. The custom paver patio offers plenty of room for cooking, dining, and lounging. There are built in beds on the terraced side of the patio, raised beds alongside the fence, and a sizable shed for storage.

258 Belmont also features gas heat, central air conditioning, a newer tankless hot water heater and water softener, replacement windows, off-street parking for three cars, plus the garage, and more.

The location is fantastic; sought after Wissahickon School District, within the boundaries of Shady Grove Elementary, and walkable to downtown Ambler and the train into the city. There is so much to be said about living in Ambler, as not only is it a wonderful, tight knit community, but there is so much to do. Ambler boasts an incredible array of restaurants, two breweries(!), an independent movie theater AND a playhouse, fabulous shopping and services, the best cooperative grocery store, annual festivals, two seasonal farmers’ markets, a new library, and more! There are two parks that are located just blocks away; Riccardi Park which offers a playground, tennis and pickle ball courts, a walking trail, and an open field and Ambler Borough Park, a natural, dog-friendly, park with a creek. In terms of commuting, the location couldn’t be more convenient, as you are minutes from the train station and route 309, which leads to all major routes of transportation. This home is in move-in condition allowing you to unpack and start living your life in this wonderful town. Don’t wait too long, as this home will not last!

For more information or to schedule a private showing, please reach out to me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]

258 Belmont Ave ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 1 bath ~ 1,434 square feet ~ $375,000

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357 Fairview Avenue, Ambler

357 Fairview Avenue is a lovingly cared for, clean as a whistle, move in ready home, located on one of Ambler’s most endearing streets. After 37 years, saying goodbye isn’t easy, but with change comes opportunity, and this is one rare opportunity that you do not want to miss.

As you approach the home, you will immediately take note of the meticulously cared for exterior and grounds. A walkway leads you to the front steps, which are accented by lovely stone sitting walls that tie into the character rich stone foundation that is indicative of bungalow homes built in the 1920’s. The enclosed front porch features attractive and maintenance free cedar shake style siding and a handsome front entry door.

Inside, the porch offers hardwood flooring, abundant natural light from six windows, recessed lighting, and a ceiling fan. This peaceful space is currently used as a reading room, but offers a multitude of possibilities for enjoyment. A French door leads into the foyer, where you will find a conveniently located coat closet.

 The foyer opens into a spacious living room offering oversized windows, high ceilings, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, large closet, and hardwood flooring under the carpet. To the right, you will find a bright and cheery dining room, also with impressively high ceilings, recessed lighting, and ceiling fan. On the other side of the dining room, you will find the kitchen which offers stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage space, and the ideal “working triangle” between the sink, refrigerator, and range. Through the kitchen you will be thrilled to see a first floor laundry room that offers access to the rear deck and yard.

The first floor also offers the possibility of one floor living, as there is a bedroom and full bathroom on this level. Down the hall, off of the living room, you will find a bright bedroom, tasteful bathroom, and large cedar closet.

Upstairs, the second floor boasts great natural light and features 2-3 bedrooms, depending on how you’d like to use them. The first bedroom that you come to is very nicely sized and leads into another room with a cute built in bed. There is a large storage closet located off of this bedroom which backs up to the hall linen closet, allowing a future owner the possibility of creating separate access and making these two distinct rooms. At the end of the hall, you will find another nicely sized bedroom that offers two closets, one of which is a walk-in with automatic light. All bedrooms on the second floor feature ceiling fans. A roomy half bath and hall linen closet round out the second floor. Although there is currently no shower in the second floor bathroom, it is already plumbed for it, making for a much easier install, should you desire.

Down below, the full basement is unfinished and tidy, offering tons of storage space. You will be pleased to know that the house has been rewired, the windows are newer, the roof was replaced in 2013, the hot water heater in 2020, and the boiler has been regularly serviced. The home is currently using oil for fuel, however, there is already gas to the house, so should you want to convert down the road, it is easy to do so (the same goes for the range).

Outside, prepare to fall in love all over again. There is a large deck off of the house, ideal for grilling, dining, and lounging. The rear yard is fully fenced and the perfect size, offering plenty of room for play and gardening, but not burdensome to care for. The driveway offers parking for at least three cars and the detached garage has electric.

Fairview Avenue is a sought after street in Ambler Borough, and for good reason. Not only is it aesthetically charming, but the neighbors are wonderful; everyone looks out for one another and the kids play together. 357 is walkable to everything that you love about Ambler, including several local parks, the newly renovated library, fabulous restaurants and breweries, a movie theater and a playhouse, great boutique shopping and personal services, awesome annual festivals, a seasonal farmers’ market, a fantastic grocery store, the train, and more! On top of all of that, this home is located in Wissahickon School District, within the bounds of Lower Gwynedd Elementary.

357 Fairview Avenue is a home that you do not want to miss! Showings begin on Saturday, June 26th. For more information or a private showing, please reach out to me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]

357 Fairview Ave ~ 3/4 bedrooms ~ 1.5 baths ~ 1,543 square feet ~ $340,000

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209 Highland Avenue, Ambler

Welcome to 209 Highland Avenue, a completely updated, turnkey home in Ambler Borough boasting over 2,300 square feet. Four bedrooms and three full baths, including one bedroom and full bath on the first floor, two family rooms, second floor laundry, dual zoned central air, amazing outdoor space, off street parking, what more could you want?!

As you approach, a walkway leads you to the house where you are greeted by a lovely leaded glass door. Inside, you will be wowed by the bright, open concept and quality finishes in the home. The kitchen, living room, and dining area area all open to one another. The current owners have the living room set up as a grand dining area, and why not, they like to entertain and there are essentially two family rooms, but more on that later. The kitchen is the star of the show here and you will no doubt be impressed with the lovely glazed cabinetry (soft close doors and drawers, of course) which offers great storage, granite counter tops, custom tile backsplash, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, island with breakfast bar, recessed lighting, and even a window over the sink. Speaking of windows, you will notice that this home boasts a ton of newer windows and several glass doors to allow the maximum amount of light into the space. Both the living room and dining room are accented by shiplap and offer beautiful hardwood flooring.

The hardwood flooring carries down the hall into a roomy family room and a first floor bedroom (that would also make a great office or playroom). Not only is there a bedroom on the main floor, but also a tasteful full bathroom which presents a great option for guests or perhaps a family member who needs one floor living. The family room offers outside access and leads to an awesome screened in porch overlooking the rear yard.

Upstairs, you will find an incredibly spacious master suite offering an ensuite bath with both a jacuzzi soaking tub and stall shower, and a large walk-in closet. The second floor also offers two additional bedrooms, an updated hall bath with laundry, and a den area. This bonus space is great and offers so many possibilities such as a playroom, office, work out area, you name it. This room also offers outdoor access, opening on to a second floor deck, complete with stairs leading down to the screened porch and yard.

Down below, the basement is huge, offering tons of storage, outdoor access, and the potential to be finished down the road. Other important details include newer dual zoned high efficiency HVAC, newer hot water heater, replacement windows and doors, and so much more.

The lot is a great size, not too much to take care of, but enough room to offer wonderful outdoor living space and yard to enjoy. Between the spacious screened-in porch with valued ceiling and fan, second level sun deck, lovely paver patio, and fantastic yard, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors at 209. The rear yard is fully fenced, with gates on both sides.

This home is just blocks away from wonderful restaurants and breweries, boutique shops, a movie theater, live playhouse, the library, seasonal farmers markets (yes, two!), year-round festivals, and more! There are so many options in Ambler, that you could easily live here and hardly ever drive as the train station and bus stop are both within walking distance and you have an incredible cooperative grocery store right in town. As if the walkability isn’t enough, this home is located within the award wining Wissahickon School District.

This is a fantastic home in an amazing town, do not miss this opportunity! For more information, or a private showing, please reach out to me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]

209 Highland Avenue ~ 4 bedrooms ~ 3 bathrooms ~ 2,329 square feet ~ $450,000

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720 Lake Drive, Ambler

Welcome to 720 Lake Drive, a beautifully updated, move in ready home nestled in the highly desirable Ambler section of Upper Dublin Township. Situated on a sidewalk lined street, within walking distance to charming downtown Ambler, as well as, Upper Dublin High School and Fort Washington Elementary, this one is sure to please.

Upon arrival, you will be pleased to see that this home is nicely landscaped and sits on an impressive .63 acre lot. Inside you are greeted by a two story foyer with a view of the split staircase and catwalk above, which is open to the two story family room in the rear of the home. This open, front to back, two story layout combined with oversized windows, allows for an abundance of natural light to envelope the entire home. The foyer also offers your first glimpse of the hardwood flooring that carries throughout much of the first floor.

To your right is a sizable private office with French doors, custom built-ins, and a lovely bay window. The house is wired for CAT 6 ethernet, which makes working from home a breeze. To your left is a gracious dining room, complete with wainscoting, crown molding, and second bay window.

Beyond the dining room you will a find nicely updated kitchen featuring 42″ cabinets, granite counter tops, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, center island with seating, gas cooking, and a large eat-in area. The kitchen was well thought out and offers wonderful work space and tons of storage, including a wall of pantry cabinets. There are French doors off of the kitchen that lead out to the deck and rear yard, ideal for entertaining.

The kitchen is open to the bright, two story family room, which boasts windows galore and a show stopping floor to ceiling stone fireplace with reclaimed mantle and slate hearth.

On the other side of the family room, you will find a playroom that could also be used as a second office, yoga/workout room, or even a first floor bedroom. A powder room and a fantastic mud/laundry room with custom built-ins and utility sink, round out the first floor.

Upstairs, you will find a spacious primary bedroom with separate sitting/dressing area, hardwood flooring, an ensuite bath with dual vanity, soaking tub and stall shower, and a walk-in closet. Three additional, nicely sized, bedrooms and a hall bath with dual vanity complete the second floor.

Down below, you will find a huge finished basement featuring a recreation room with a wet bar and beverage refrigerator, a separate theater room, and a powder room. There is also plenty of unfinished space offering storage and a workshop area.

Outside, prepare to fall in love with your own personal, private oasis. Directly off the kitchen is a spacious deck which offers plenty of room for lounging, dining, and grilling. The deck leads to a gorgeous, custom built, salt water pool with paver patio surround and lush, mature landscaping with natural rock detail. The pool features a hot tub, waterfall, and LED underwater lights. The entire back yard is fully fenced and the pool has its own fencing with self closing safety gates and locks. The pool is certainly the focal point of the backyard, but there is also a large, level, area, perfect for play. The rear of the property is surrounded by trees, creating a very beautiful, and private space.

720 Lake offers the best of both worlds in that is it part of award winning Upper Dublin School District and just a five block, sidewalk lined walk into downtown Ambler offering fabulous restaurants and breweries, great shops, a movie theater and playhouse, a seasonal farmers market, year-round festivals, and the best cooperative grocery store around.

If you commute, you will be please to know that this home is located between the Ambler and Fort Washington train stations, and access to 309 and major routes of transportation are just minutes away.

This is your opportunity to own a wonderful home in a fabulous location. Do not delay, as this home will not last. For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]

720 Lake Drive ~ 4 bedrooms ~ 2.2 baths ~ 3,196 square feet (plus an additional 900+ square feet of living space in the basement) ~ $695,000

 

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418 Haywood Road, Ambler

418 Haywood Road boasts tons of natural light, clean lines, and an open floor plan. Located in the Haywood Park section of Ambler, this mid-century split level home really maximizes its square footage, offering great living space including three bedrooms, one full and one half baths, open living room/dining room, kitchen, lower level family room, and a bonus sunroom off the back that most Haywood splits do not offer.

From the moment that you walk through the front door, you will feel at home. A wall of windows creates an extremely bright space and the vaulted ceiling gives the already spacious room an even bigger feel. The floor plan is open, with the living room flowing into the dining room, and then into the well appointed kitchen. The living room is also open to the second floor, separated by mid-century style shelving. Both the living room and dining room offer hardwood flooring. The wood burning stove is a highlight, providing a cozy environment in the colder months. The kitchen is nicely sized and offers an abundance of storage, ample counter space, and gas cooking. The addition of a convenient coffee bar allows no space to go unutilized.

Down a short flight of stairs off the dining room, is the family room. This is another bright and spacious room, featuring built in shelving and access to the covered porch and rear yard. Through the family room, you will find a wonderful window filled sunroom, the perfect spot for curling up with a good book and growing happy plants. With great views of the yard, it is also an ideal place to sit and watch the perennial gardens come to life. The lower level also provides access to a powder room, the laundry room, storage area, and oversized garage.

Upstairs, you’ll find a bright and airy master bedroom with great closet space. Two additional bedrooms are nicely sized, also offering great light and ample closet space. The hall bathroom features a linen closet. There are hardwood floors throughout the second floor, however, some areas are currently under carpet.

Outside, you will find a lovely fenced yard brimming with carefully selected flowering perennials and trees. There is a covered rear porch, the perfect place to sit and enjoy a nice rain shower. A storage shed offers plenty of room for all of your outdoor tools and toys.

Last but not least, is the huge attached garage. It runs the entire length of the house, offering a surprising amount of space, electric, and access into the house. You can easily use your garage for parking AND as a storage/work space. There is also a large crawlspace accessible from the garage that offers plentiful storage.

Haywood Park is a wonderful neighborhood that is walkable to all that there is to love about Ambler. This house is minutes away from several local parks, the train, fabulous restaurants and breweries, a movie theater and a playhouse, great boutique shopping and personal services, awesome annual festivals, a seasonal farmers’ market, and more! On top of all of that, this home is located within Wissahickon School District, within the bounds of Lower Gwynedd Elementary. 

418 Haywood Road ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 1.5 baths ~ 1,367 square feet ~ $349,900

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502 Trinity Place, Ambler

502 Trinity Place is a beautifully constructed three story stone home, located on a very quaint and quiet street in the Ambler section of Upper Dublin. The home was built in 1905, and true to the era, it boasts spectacular details, including period trim and molding, a beautiful turned staircase with original wood balusters and newel posts, deep windowsills, window seats, beautiful hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings, solid wood five panel doors, and more. This meticulous home offers the perfect balance of old world charm and modern amenities; prepare to be impressed.

From the moment you arrive, you will be charmed by the curb appeal and show stopping front porch. The mahogany wrap around porch has been carefully restored to include new columns and railings, although you’d never know, as they are an exact match to the original. The porch is expansive and offers plenty of room to relax and enjoy watching the thoughtful landscape come to life. The front door is just as lovely, featuring a custom mahogany storm door and transom above.

Inside, the foyer will take your breath away. Light streams in from three windows perched above lovely built-in bench seating (custom cushions not photographed), the perfect place to reflect or enjoy a good book. The view of the staircase is spectacular and you will be pleased to see that the gorgeous wood floors greeting you in the foyer carry throughout most of the home.

The living room is located off the foyer, boasting four oversized windows and a very comfortable place to relax. Off the living room, you will find a sizable dining room that can easily accommodate large gatherings. The bright eat-in kitchen features a tray ceiling with ceiling fan, granite countertops, exposed brick detail, and beautiful windows that look into the rear yard. The kitchen offers access to a sweet screened in porch with stairs down to the yard. A conveniently tucked away full bathroom and large coat closet completes the first floor.

Upstairs, on the second floor, you will find three bedrooms, however, one is currently being used as a dressing room for the master bedroom. Additional closets were added to this room, although the match is so perfect, you would think that they were original to the house. The closets that were added (in this room and others) were designed by an architect with a very keen eye who cleverly designed the closet shape to echo the window sills. The bright bathroom was very thoughtfully renovated and includes a beautiful stall shower with bench and a soaking tub. In lieu of window treatments, custom Pella windows were designed, employing Frank Lloyd Wright templates to provide privacy without blocking natural light. The laundry are is conveniently located on the second floor along with a hall linen closet.

The third floor also offers three bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a study. When the third floor served as a separate unit, the study was a kitchenette and the plumbing remains in tact, should a future owner choose to create an au pair suite, add another laundry area, etc.

I cannot say enough about the natural light in this home, it is truly abundant and fills one with joy. There are ceiling fans in most rooms and recessed lighting throughout much of the house.

Down below, the basement is huge, offering tons of room for storage, a workshop, you name it. The basement can be accessed from the kitchen or from the rear yard. You will be pleased to know that this home has central air and a newer high efficiency gas furnace, as well as an 8000 Watt generator, as an emergency power backup system.

Outside, the grounds are lovely. The rear yard is fenced and private, offering  plenty of room for gardening, relaxation, and play.

The owner has taken great care to update and renovate many aspects of the home over the years, far too much to include in this limited space. The home speaks for itself, but please be sure to review the available list of improvements. A home of this stature and quality, on an amazing street within walking distance to downtown Ambler, several parks, the Green Ribbon trail, and the train, does not come along very often. This is truly an incredible opportunity to own a very special home, do not delay.

502 Trinity Place ~ 5/6 bedrooms ~ 3 baths ~ 2,834 square feet ~ $550,000

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57 Tennis Avenue, Ambler

True to its Craftsman style, 57 Tennis Avenue boasts wonderful architectural details, including a swoon worthy front porch, lovely woodwork and moldings, character rich curvatures and angles, and original hardwood flooring. You will find natural materials throughout, including stone, brick, and wood, and an abundance of windows, allowing for fantastic natural light. Before you set foot in the house, you will fall in love with the charm of this bungalow. The front porch spans the entire front of the home and is accented by stone and stucco columns and graceful curved openings. This perfect perch at the point offers an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by, yet feels secluded due to the deep overhanging eaves and thoughtful plantings.

Inside, you are welcomed into a living room which is spacious yet cozy, and offers sight lines into the kitchen and dining room. The living room features a beautiful wood burning fireplace that is flanked by built-in bookshelves with glass doors, and the sweetest little windows above, as well as crown molding.

The original hardwood floors flow from the living room into the dining room, which is also very nicely sized. The dining room features wainscoting, crown molding, sconces, and the most charming window seat.

Beyond the dining room, you will find a very well designed kitchen that offers a great flow. There is ample workspace and storage space, including a pantry and separate hutch/coffee bar.

Through the kitchen you will find a separate den and powder room. A dedicated space for reading and solitary activity is a feature commonly found in Craftsman homes, however, this room could easily be a first floor bedroom, office, yoga space, playroom, you name it.

Upstairs, you will find three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The middle bedroom is very nicely sized and features two closets (one of which is a walk in) and a ceiling fan. The secondary bedrooms offer a surprising amount of closet space and tons of natural light. The roomy hall bathroom has been nicely updated and offers an oversized sink and linen closet. Down below, the basement offers tons of storage space, the laundry area, and outside access.

Outside, you will fall in love with the yard. The fenced front yard offers a great place for play, while being supervised from the porch, and the back yard is a gardeners paradise, with all day sun. There are raised beds that were just installed last year and a sizable shed. The garden beds are located right outside the kitchen door, so it doesn’t get much more farm to table than this! There are lovely plantings that will be waking up in the coming weeks, but the piece de resistance is the magnificent White Oak in the front yard. This wondrous tree is one of the oldest trees (if not the oldest) in Ambler Borough, and rightly so, is part of the historic registry. The driveway is off of Reiffs Mill Road and offers plenty of parking.

The exterior of the home was recently painted along with new decking and ceiling installed on the porch. The heating system was installed in 2019 and the kitchen appliances are all newer (oven and dishwasher in 2020, and fridge in 2018).

57 Tennis is within walking distance to downtown Ambler offering fabulous restaurants and breweries, great shops, a movie theater and playhouse, library, a seasonal farmers market, year-round festivals, and the best grocery store around. Also, access to the Wissahickon Watershed and Green Ribbon Trail is just a few blocks away. If you commute, the train is also within walking distance, and access to 309 and major routes of transportation are minutes away. If that is not enough, this home is located in sought after Wissahickon School District! This is your opportunity to own a wonderful home in a wonderful town, do not delay, as this home will not last!

57 Tennis Ave ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 1.5 baths ~ 1,723 square feet ~ $399,900

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