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$1,215,000 40 WELLESLEY ROAD, SWARTHMORE, PA 19081
Situated on nearly two magnificent acres, Riverview Farm Estate seamlessly blends character and history with 21st century upgrades for today's buyer! Originally built in 1916 as part of a 100-acre dairy farm, this stately home is filled with thoughtful detail throughout. Offering 6 bedrooms and 3.3 bathrooms, many of the original features remain in this Colonial style home, such as wide plank hardwood floors, original trim work and doors, built-in cabinetry, and 10 fireplaces. Upon entering the front door, you are greeted by the grand front-to-back foyer, with formal living and dining rooms on either side, and a beautiful extra wide staircase to the second level. The living room features original built-ins, a wood burning fireplace, and two sets of french doors that open to a covered patio with outdoor fireplace. The dining room with a gas fireplace, is perfect for all of your intimate gatherings. Also, on the first floor, you'll find the office and family room, both with fireplaces! The large family room opens to another outdoor covered patio overlooking the heated, in-ground pool. The updated kitchen and butler's pantry offer gorgeous new granite countertops, new fixtures, updated appliances, and original built-in cabinets. A back staircase leads to a private area with bedroom, sitting area, and an updated full bathroom - perfect as in-law/au pair suite. Continuing on the second floor, you'll find two guest rooms, one that opens to a balcony and offers a half bath and comfy sitting area with fireplace. The large master bedroom features a beautiful master bath updated in 2015, walk-in closet/dressing room, a fireplace, and has a connecting bedroom that could be used as a nursery or separate dressing area. Completing the second floor is an updated jack and jill hall bathroom. The third level of this home features two bedrooms (one currently used as exercise space), half bath, and a grand entertaining space with dormer windows, fireplace, and tall rounded ceilings. A partially finished full basement offers plenty of storage and an oversized laundry room with two washers and dryers. The grounds of this stunning property are professionally landscaped and feature a pond, covered patio areas, and a heated in-ground pool. There is also a detached 3-car garage with an apartment. This beautiful home, with all of its history and charm, is located within walking distance to the many shops and restaurants of Swarthmore Borough including the "Ville", close to the train station and I-95 for an easy commute to Philadelphia, and minutes to downtown Media offering year round activities and festivals! Call now for your appointment to see this amazing home - you won't be disappointed!
  • Sold
  • 6
  • 6
  • 1916
    Year Built
  • 8,420 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 8,420 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 1.93 Acres
  • MLS® ID: PADE508088
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Architecture Styles: Colonial
  • Middle School: STRATH HAVEN
  • High School: STRATH HAVEN


  • Total Bedrooms: 6
  • Total Bathrooms: 6
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 3
  • Flooring: Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Heated, Marble, Tile/Brick
  • Fireplace: Gas/Propane, Wood
  • Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Dryer, Water Heater
  • Other Interior Features: Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Stain/Lead Glass, Stall Shower, Store/Office, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Whirl Pool/Hot Tub, Window Treatments, Wood Floors

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 3.00
  • Water Source: Public
  • Pool: Fenced, Heated, In Ground
  • Roof: Flat, Pitched, Rubber, Shingle
  • Lot Features: Front Yard, Landscaping, Pond, Rear Yard, Side Yard(s)
  • Parking: Circular Driveway, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Paved Driveway, Private
  • Heat Type: Forced Air
  • Air Conditioning: Central A/C
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Stone
  • Security Features: Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Security System
  • Other Exterior Features: Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Underground Lawn Sprinkler


  • Sales Price: $1,215,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $47,456


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