318 SHADELAND AVENUE, DREXEL HILL, PA
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6 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 3242 SqFt
Your search ends here at 318 Shadeland Avenue, a gorgeous and lovingly cared for home, now in search of its next proud owner. Fall in love with the oversized fenced-in yard, a tough find in Drexel Hill! Situated on almost 1/3 acre, this charming 3-story home boasts large airy living spaces, over 3,000 square feet and original architectural details throughout from the crystal doorknobs, to the double staircases, a few antique glass windows, and the Dutch door leading into the kitchen. These small and important details keep the antique character alive while the modern updates create a comfortable home for living and entertaining. A light-filled vestibule welcomes friends and family with black-and-white mosaic tiled floors, window panels galore, and a built-in entryway bench. Straight ahead is a wide foyer with a grand staircase as the centerpiece. To the left is a spacious living/family room offering views of the front and back yards, built-ins, and a gas-burning fireplace with the same gorgeous mosaic tile and marble surround. Continue into an office/guest room which is a flexible space for you to use however it suits your needs. Opposite the living room is a gracious dining room with two spectacular glass built-in cabinets. Continue through and be wowed by a huge sun-filled eat-in kitchen. This room is truly the heart of the home. It is large enough to accommodate everyone for a meal, with tons of counterspace for multiple chefs and plenty of open space for seating. Start making memories here with summer BBQs on the deck which is accessed through double sliding doors in the kitchen. The deck overlooks a luscious back yard with gorgeous ornamental cherry, holly, and shade trees, and a large driveway great for playing or accommodating lots of guest parking. The expansive backyard also features a large swing set area and a raised stone garden, suitable for vegetables or flowers. It is easy to enjoy the interior and exterior features of this home with friends and family thanks to stairs leading from the second-floor deck to the back yard. Guests will also enjoy the convenience of the powder room tucked to the side between the kitchen and dining rooms. And do not miss the back staircase tucked into the kitchen as well which leads you to the second floor. On the second floor are 4 oversized bedrooms. What was once likely a huge sleeping porch years ago is now a fabulous master suite sitting room with three walls of windows and transom windows to take in the views. The master bedroom connects to a second bedroom which displays an original circular window with curved muntin detail ~ one of the two windows proudly facing the street on the front of the home. Two extra-large bedrooms are found on the second floor which were likely opened from several smaller bedrooms to create larger ones. A black-and-white full hall bath with tub serves three of the bedrooms upstairs, while the 4th enjoys an en-suite bath with shower. The walk-up third floor is begging to be turned back into two bedrooms, offices, or playrooms. The space is fully heated with lots of light and wood floors. Features not be missed throughout this home are original hardwood floors, handsome trim work, replacement windows in most of the home except the historic glass windows, gorgeous cedar siding, larger closets than usually found in homes of this era, a huge walk-out basement, and privacy landscaping. Some important updates done by the current owners include all new cedar siding in 2010, updated appliances, hot water heater, heating in the sunporch off the master bedroom, and updated roofing. The attached garage could accommodate a very small car and is currently used for storage. Make sure to tour this gorgeous property, and be ready to fall in love.