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Compass

8236 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

License# RS197589L

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" Exquisitely restored, retaining most of the original details, the house has been modernized with an expanded new Kitchen, new Master Suite w/gorgeous new Bath, Central Air Conditioning and new Family Room. "
Linda Gedney

61 Church Lane

$719,900 | 61 Church Lane, Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008
MLS #PADE539530

This beautifully restored Colonial is rich in both history and style. Originally built as a Manse for the Presbyterian Church, this remarkable home has provided shelter, comfort, and sustenance to many families over the last 150+ years. Located in the suburban hamlet of Broomall, you are just 20 minutes from Philadelphia, but these days, a world apart. It offers invaluable features far beyond its beautiful architecture and contemporary updates. This home offers true sanctuary in these unsettling times. A six-foot high red cedar privacy fence encloses the entire rear yard and encompasses a small garden house for lawn furniture storage and garden supplies. Until you turn into the driveway, you get barely a glimpse of the home. It is slightly hidden behind a few large trees which provide visual and auditory privacy. The original portion was completed in 1860, with additions in the mid 1900's and 2016. Exquisitely restored, retaining most of the original details, the house has been modernized with an expanded new Kitchen, new Master Suite w/gorgeous new Bath, Central Air Conditioning & new Family Room. Enter the central hall, and you will be immediately taken by the sense of history that still fills these walls, from the original wide-plank floors to the new oversized windows with Plantation Shutters throughout most of the home. The living room and office retain many of the original details - wide window sills, intricate mantels, 6" wide trim.


The stunningly updated Kitchen has Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar with 4 Stools; 36" Stainless Steel Sink, Touchless Faucet, dual fuel DCS 6 Gas Burner Range/Electric Oven with Viking hood. A very pretty powder room is tucked conveniently into a corner and has an outside exit to the new TimberTech deck with a motorized retractable awning on the back deck that connects to the backyard and the fenced in-ground swimming pool. The new family room, complete with a gas fireplace, has windows on three sides offering fabulous views and a veritable oasis of peace and privacy. Much of the 2nd floor has been creatively combined into a fanciful new Owner's Suite. The large, bright bedroom now fitted with an elevated ceiling and ceiling fan and a separate closet with drawers and cabinets adds additional space. The elegant main bath has a huge, spa-like, frameless glass shower, double sink vanity and there is abundant natural light from the large windows, sconces, and overhead lighting. There are two additional freshly painted bedrooms and a newly renovated bath with the washer and dryer tucked behind doors. On the 3rd floor there is a lovely guest suite with two large, bright bedrooms charmingly tucked into the eaves, with a huge closet and additional storage in the knee walls plus a new 3rd full bath. The house is heated by hot water radiators and cooled by central air with additional ductless mini-split systems for both. The entire property has sprinklers and soaker tubes, new gutters with gutter guards and downspouts; two-car oversized garage with catch basins and drainage for runoff; new driveway 2020; Upgraded electric 2018. This home is a must see! Schedule your tour today!

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5

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

1

Half-Bathroom

2,971 SF

Living Area

0.76 Acres

Lot Size

2

Garage Spots

1840

Year Built

Area & Lot

Total Area:
2,971 SQ. FT.

Interior & Exterior

Features:
Hardwood Floors, Eat-In Kitchen, Open Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Dishwasher, Family Room, Mud-room, Dining Nook, Fireplace, Crown Moldings, Decorative Mouldings, Recessed Lighting, Master Ensuite, Walk-in Master Closet, Central Heating, Air Conditioning, Detached Garage, Walk-Out To Deck, Pool, Fire Pit, Private Yard, Updated, Basement
Property Type:
House
Architecture:
Colonial

Financial

Real Estate Taxes:
$5,485 / year

Property Highlight

"This beautifully restored Colonial is rich in both history and style"

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