This bright and sunny English Tudor cottage is filled with charm and located within the tucked away community of Balwyn Place, situated off of Bala Ave with close proximity to Philadelphia, and within award winning Lower Merion school district. This charming collection of 8 homes were built in the mid-1920’s, originally serving as an artists community.
As you enter this corner property through the beautiful front courtyard, you’ll instantly be greeted by vibrant English gardens showcasing a gorgeous medley of perennials and fruit trees.
Enter through the front door and take note of rich hardwood flooring throughout the home. The first floor features a tiled entryway with coat closet and a spacious living room with a beautiful wood burning fireplace and original stained glass window to the staircase. There's a separate dining room with a built-in glass cabinet, perfect for additional storage while entertaining. There's a reading nook adjacent to the dining room, which would also make a great home office area. French doors open to a peaceful deck (installed 2017) with a beautiful Wisteria tree, providing both shade and privacy.
The kitchen features elegant black cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, remarkable copper countertops, state-of-the-art wine refrigerator, lustrous slate floors, and gas cooking. There's a large pantry closet for additional storage. There's a powder room off of the kitchen along with a rear exterior door providing access to the back of the property, garage and driveway area. The second level features a spacious main bedroom with two closets, a generous sized hall full bathroom with shower/tub, and two additional spacious bedrooms with beautiful windows and tons of natural light.
This cottage home boasts a full sized, unfinished basement with a walk-out exit to the exterior and a laundry area with a utility sink and shelf storage. There's a walk up third level attic with potential to be utilized for storage or finished to serve as added living space. Additional property amenities include an attached two-car garage, two deeded parking spaces in front of the home, a new gas furnace (2019), a new water heater (2021), central air, overhauled electrical, and a recently certified slate roof (2021) that has been serviced quarterly. Recent improvements include whole house interior painting including walls, ceiling, trim; the wall color is Sherwin Williams designer paint color "Creamy White" (October 2021); landscaping and tree trimming (2021).
Located in the heart of Bala Cynwyd, this home finds itself within walking distance of lovely shops, wonderful restaurants on Bala Avenue, Montgomery Avenue and City Line Avenue, and the convenient Bala train station. Walk to the Bala Avenue park and playground and houses of worship. You’ll be just minutes away from all that the Main Line has to offer, Manayunk’s boutiques on Main Street, Villanova University, Saint Joseph’s University, Bala Golf Club, and Fairmount Park. You’ll truly fall in love with this spectacular home and community.
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