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Jason Katz

621 University Pl

$750,000 621 University Pl, Swarthmore, PA 19081
This charming Colonial constructed by George Gillespie & Company is located on a lightly traveled, one-block long street within walking distance to everything that Swarthmore has to offer. A lovely example of late 1920's architecture, the builder chose to use an eclectic mix of traditional & clinker bricks for the first floor that gives the house depth & character. A long driveway can accommodate at least 3 cars in front of the gate, and another vehicle behind the gate (plus there is a large storage shed at the end of the driveway) of the fully fenced rear yard. So many enhancements have been completed by the current owner. The entry foyer was expanded to provide significant space to welcome guests. With a tiled floor and a full-width storage/coat closet (with a window inside!), it is a comfortable space to prepare for or retire from the inclement weather! One wall retains the formerly exterior brick chimney as a great accent wall. Enter into the large living room that was recently enhanced with gas fireplace insert, has a bay window and several built-in shelves & cabinets. This space occupies the entire width of the first floor. The dining room provides direct access to the rear screened porch through a set of French doors. Both the living and dining rooms have the original, random-width & pegged Oak floors. The remodeled kitchen was completely expanded & transformed in 2008 by opening the wall between the former 1-car garage & converting that space to a large, sunken family room. Tucked into one corner is the powder room, and a large set of French doors open to a newly installed stone patio in the rear yard. Another pedestrian door leads to the screened porch mentioned earlier. There is even a rear staircase to the 2nd floor! The kitchen has black granite counters, a tiled floor, gas cooking, dishwasher, garbage disposal and a side-by-side fridge. There is also a breakfast peninsula that can accommodate 3-4 stools. Just between the kitchen and the living room is the front staircase that leads to the 2nd floor, the side entry door at the driveway and the basement. The house is surprisingly larger than it appears from the street, due to the rear "ell" design. The primary bedroom occupies the entire space of the living room below overlooking the front yard. The primary en-suite bathroom was just completely renovated in 2023! Off the main stair landing on this floor, one has access to the 2nd full bathroom and 2 more large bedrooms. Through one of those bedrooms, one has access to the rear staircase from the kitchen, the 3rd full bathroom and another large room over the former garage (now the family room) that could easily be a 5th bedroom, a home office of yet another gathering space. All the rooms on this floor have ceiling fans. Ascend to the 3rd floor, and the entire attic area was converted to yet another bedroom! The entire house had a high-velocity central A/C system installed that services all three floors! Several other critical enhancements include the installation of all new windows throughout the house (except the 2 in the foyer) and the conversion of the heating system from oil to natural gas. While the basement is currently unfinished, it does provide exceptional storage. One is just several blocks from the community gardens along Harvard Avenue and the walking trails along Crum Creek. It's a fantastic house that is ready for its next owner to call it home! As you can see, it is vacant and ready for immediate ownership by you!
  • Sold
  • 4
  • 4
  • 1928
    Year Built
  • 2,688 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,688 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 7,405 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: PADE2051540
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Architecture Styles: Colonial


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Laundry Room: In Basement
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Other Interior Features: Entrance Foyer

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 3
  • Water Source: Public
  • Heat Type: Hot Water, Natural Gas
  • Air Conditioning: Central Air
  • Sewer: Public Sewer


  • Sales Price: $750,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $12,793/yr

621 University Pl

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