Welcome to 2429 Linden Drive, a charming and updated Tudor home, located in the highly desirable Merwood Park section of Havertown. You will love the tree-lined street and be head over heels with this home’s curb appeal. The exterior has been meticulously maintained and the gardens are an absolute dream.
Inside the front door, you are welcomed into a sweet vestibule with space to drop your mail, take off your shoes, and hang up your coat. Through the interior door you will find a warm and spacious living room where architectural details abound. The focal point of this comfy room is the wood burning fireplace with beautiful Wissahickon Schist surround and slate hearth. To the right of the fireplace, natural light pours in from the box bay window. To the left of the fireplace, there is a glass door that leads to the swoon worthy screened porch. The hardwood flooring is original and in great shape, offering lovely walnut inlay detail in both the living and dining rooms.
The living room opens into an oversized dining room. Oversized, because 2429 Linden Drive was the original model home when the neighborhood was built, so you will find that several rooms were bumped out and are a little larger than neighboring homes of the same style. The dining room comfortably offers plenty of space for a large table and additional furniture. The bay window bump out is a highlight, but the other two windows are also oozing with character.
Through the dining room you will find a well designed kitchen, offering the ideal “working triangle” for the chef of the house. The kitchen offers hardwood flooring, soapstone perimeter countertops, and stainless steel countertops surrounding the cooktop. The wall oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher are all stainless steel. The storage is endless, including a great pantry cabinet. The expanded kitchen includes a fantastic breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating under the bay window, and sliders to the larger than life deck. The light in this space is lovely, making it the perfect spot to greet the day. The kitchen also offers access to the basement and the side garden door.
Traveling upstairs to the second floor, you will appreciate the jetty on the landing of the turned staircase. This little detail is one of the many that make this house so special. The second floor has been reconfigured to better accommodate modern living, allowing for a spectacular owner’s suite. This space is truly a respite, one that you will look forward to retiring into at the end of the day. The bedroom itself is nicely sized, offers pleasing natural light, and features a thoughtfully designed enfilade, creating beautiful sight lines and an ideal connection to the professionally designed walkthrough closet and into the private ensuite bath. Of course, there are pocket doors for when privacy is desired. The ensuite bath offers a large shower with rain head, multiple body sprays, and handheld shower head. There is a separate vanity area with backlit mirror, recessed toilet area, and built-in speakers.
This floor also offers a second bedroom, a second full hall bath, linen closet, hardwood flooring, and gorgeous custom solid hardwood doors throughout. Up another flight of stairs, the third floor offers another bedroom and full bath, providing endless possibilities.
Down below, the basement is fully finished, boasting an additional 500(ish) square feet of living space, a powder room, laundry area, storage, and access to an unbelievable attached two car garage. It is essentially impossible to find a home of this age and character with an attached garage, let alone one this impressive. At 425 square feet, there is plenty of room to park two cars and still have space left over for storage and/or a shop area. There is a built-in Gladiator storage system including cabinets that will remain, a double sided utility sink, and new insulated electric garage doors. Outside the garage is a private driveway that will accommodate parking for at least two cars, another rarity for this neighborhood.
You will be pleased to see that the outdoor space lives up to the rest of the house. Meticulously landscaped, the yard is lush, private, and fully fenced, offering specimen trees and perennial gardens. There is a 24’ x 24’ deck off of the kitchen, an ideal place for outdoor dining and a fire pit. The screened porch is set deep into the yard, privatized by the landscape, and perfect for quieter times. Better yet, a rain storm. On a cool night, let’s just call this a sleeping porch. The porch opens onto a newly installed slate patio overlooking the yard.
The owners are being called out west, otherwise, they would never leave the beautiful home that they created. All of the renovations and restorations were done with a view to stay for a long time, which is a huge benefit to the lucky new owner. All three full bathrooms have been renovated, the heating fuel was converted to gas when the new boiler and hot water heater were installed, a combination of central air and split systems were installed to most effectively and efficiently cool the home, the interior of the firebox and chimney (inside and out) has been restored, a historical plaster artist restored all interior walls, the radiators have been refinished, porch screens refinished, and the list goes on, and on. The location is fantastic, in the heart of Merwood Park, down the street from the park, walkable to restaurants, public transportation, easy access to downtown Ardmore and the city, and award winning Haverford School District.
This is a very special home, one that you will be delighted to call your own. For more information or a private tour, please contact me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2429 Linden Drive ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 3.1 baths ~ $589,000