520 Rutgers Avenue Swarthmore, PA
$ 489,500
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PADE539126
  • TypePending
  • CountyDELAWARE
  • CitySwarthmore
  • AreaSwarthmore Boro
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip19081
  • StyleCape Cod
  • Year Built1950
  • Taxes10195
  • Price$ 489,500
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage1966
  • Lot Size11,761 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
D. Patrick Welsh Real Estate, LLC
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

This spacious expanded stone cape is perfectly located on a picturesque street with a deep setback, just blocks from Swarthmore village. Surprising bonus spaces and charming nooks and crannies all allow wonderful opportunities to relax, spread out, and live, work and study from this move-in ready home. Enter the Center Hall for a taste of the finished oak floors and soft neutral colors found throughout the home. The bright living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves, recessed lighting, four bright windows with deep sills, and a glass door to the covered porch with its ceiling fan and pretty view over the yard. Glass doors on the opposite side of the Center Hall open to the formal dining room with plenty of space for entertaining. The updated kitchen features antique white custom cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances including a newer stove with high-performing vent hood, as well as a storage pantry. The kitchen is open to the sunny breakfast room addition with its bow window, garden window, and door to the driveway and garage. Beside the breakfast room is the spacious first floor family room, with another large bow window overlooking the backyard. Also on the first floor are a bedroom overlooking the side yard, and an updated full bath, with a tile floor, marble topped vanity, and an oversized glass door stall shower with tile surround and built-in shelves. The second floor begins with the generous main bedroom, which stretches from the front of the house to the back and offers four closets (one with floored eaves storage). The updated second floor full hall bath has a tile floor, pedestal sink, and marble tile shower/tub surround with glass tile accents. The third bedroom begins as a classic room with closet, but also includes an attached private nook, which is perfect for use as an office or reading corner. The basement has been fully finished and offers a second family room, a rec room with laundry cupboard and a wall of storage closets, and an exercise room or storage area. Outside, a swirling brick patio overlooks the large, level lot. The charming screened gazebo has a ceiling fan and outlet and can be a magical work or hang-out space in the warmer months, with its lush views of nature. A one-car detached garage helps keep the snow off and provides a handy spot for bicycles or lawn equipment. Central Air keeps the house cool and comfortable on lazy summer days. Located just blocks from the train, library, Co-op Grocery and shops, 520 Rutgers Avenue is served by Wallingford-Swarthmore schools. Just one visit to this very special house and you will instantly feel at home.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Swarthmore-Rutledge School Elementary School Strath Haven Middle School Strath Haven High School
Price History
2/12/2021 Listed $489,500

General Features

Accessibility None
Architectural Style Cape Cod
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Frame, Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 6
Exclusions Hanging shelves
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Heat Pump - Oil BackUp
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Entry Level Bedroom
Levels 1.5
MLS Area Swarthmore Boro (10443)
Middle/Junior High School STRATH HAVEN
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es)
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 248.98
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 10195.0
Tax Lot 118-000
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1966
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full, Drainage System, Fully Finished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 2
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Living Area 1966
Main Level Bedrooms 1
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, Recreation Room, Full Bath
Total Baths 2
Total Bedrooms 3
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 1
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry
Inclusions Washer, dryer, refrigerator, fireplace tools, table/bench in breakfast room, and all window treatments (all as-is and at no monetary value)
Lot Dimensions 80.00 x 150.00
Lot Size Acres 0.27
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 11805.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 1
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 1 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Main
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main
Full Bath Main
Full Bath Upper 1
Kitchen Main
Living Room Main
Recreation Room Lower 1
Recreation Room Lower 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19081

AVG $380K
AVG $8,999
AVG 38
Year Built
AVG 1952
AVG 49
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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