$785,000 530 Cedar Lane Swarthmore, PA

MLS: PADE523788   Type: Single Family   County: Delaware   City: Swarthmore   Area: Swarthmore Boro   Neighborhood: None Available   Zip: 19081   Style: Colonial   # Rooms: 10    Stories: 3   Taxes: $17,339

Mortgage $3,685 /mo



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Welcome to "The Ogden House" and this Spectacular Historic Property. A date carved in the face of a stone high on the right side of the front wall indicates that the that the original house was completed in 1736 and only superficial alterations to the stone exterior have occurred over the years. The interior has been altered only slightly over the years by virtue of its deep windows, irregular window glass, original trim and door jambs, chair rails, window frames and wonderful mantelpieces There are 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3 full modern baths and an updated first floor powder room. Over the years a modern kitchen was added and this was remodeled in recent years to include stainless appliances, a breakfast area, and a separate laundry room. There is a formal dining room with fireplace; a living room/office with stone carved fireplace; a very large and open family room with fireplace and built-ins; and numerous 1st floor doors to the exterior grounds and gardens. The 2nd floor has the master bedroom with a fireplace, a sitting/dressing room and private updated full bath; a middle room with fireplace that could be an upstairs family room or a bedroom; a guest bedroom with fireplace; and a full and modern bath off the hallway. The 3rd floor has 2 additional bedrooms and an updated full bath off the hallway. The grounds include a formal rose and herb garden in the rear with decorative brick walks that was added years ago in order to create an old world ambiance. There are copper gutters and downspouts, a flagstone patio off the kitchen addition and a large, relatively flat and fenced back yard. As a bonus there is also a beautiful tree house for children's (or adult) entertainment. There is a large single stall garage with a storage room to the rear, and the original stone springhouse (no longer in use) still stands on the grounds. Not only is this a well preserved example of an architectural style typical of substantial dwellings in southeastern PA in the first half of the 18th century, but as the home of the original owners and subsequently the Ogden's, it was a focal point for much social, economic, and religious activity in what is now Delaware County. The available history also indicates this has been the home of many substantial land owners, farmers, businessmen and respected members of the Springfield community. The Ogden House is important architecturally as the 2nd oldest house in Swarthmore, and the only one built in the early 18th century that has not been significantly altered inside or out since its inception in 1736. Although the house has been modified by the requirements of modern electricity, plumbing, central heat, etc, it retains much of its 18th century flavor. Much of the beautiful original wide plank hardwood flooring remains and, in most cases, the original plaster has been retained on the walls and partitions. The house is one of the earliest to be built in the area, and its owners played an integral part in the development of Delaware County. Its recorded history and the careful restoration work done by previous owners have made it a source of pride to all in Swarthmore! Minutes to the Phila Airport, a short walk to the SEPTA Swarthmore train station, dining, entertainment and shopping. Do not miss out on this wonderful property.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Swarthmore-rutledge School
Distance: 0.51 Miles
Strath Haven
Distance: 1.55 Miles
Strath Haven
Distance: 1.62 Miles

Price History

8/15/2020 Listed $785,000

Above Grade Unfin Sqft 0
Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N N
Appliances Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer - Front Loading, Dryer - Gas, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Microwave, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Single, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N N
Condo/Coop Association Y/N N
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Window Unit(s)
Electric Circuit Breakers
Exclusions none
Exterior Features Outbuilding(s), Play Area, Play Equipment
Facing Direction Northeast
Flooring Hardwood, Tile/Brick
Floors In Unit Count 3
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Y
Heating Hot Water
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Double/Dual Staircase, Exposed Beams, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Table Space, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting
Levels 3
Location Type Suburban
MLS Area Swarthmore Boro (10443)
Middle/Junior School STRATH HAVEN
New Construction N
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Terrace
Possession Immediate, Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 230.88
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Real Estate Owned Y/N N
Roof Shake, Shingle
Senior Community Y/N N
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N N
View Garden/Lawn
Water Access Y/N N
Zoning Description Residential Single Family

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3400
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin Sqft Source Estimated
Basement Full, Unfinished, Walkout Stairs
Basement Y/N Y
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Main Level 0
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 0
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 0
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 2 0
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area 0
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 0
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N N
Entry Level 1
Fireplace Features Brick, Corner, Mantel(s), Stone, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Y
Full Baths 3
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Y
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 3400
Main Level Bedrooms 0
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Other, Primary Bathroom, Full Bath, Additional Bedroom
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Fireplaces 6
Total Rooms 10
Window Features Casement, Double Hung, Storm, Wood Frame

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 1
Door Features Six Panel, Double Entry
Fencing Partially, Split Rail, Wood
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry, Oversized
Horse Y/N N
Inclusions washer/dryer, kitchen & bsment refrigerators, microwave, patio furniture, garden hose, window a/c units. All items being sold in as-is condition.
Lot Dimensions 197.35 x 146.00
Lot Features Irregular, Landscaping, Level, Open, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 0.60
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 26136.00
Navigable Water Y/N N
Pool Y/N No Pool
Road Surface Type Paved
Roadresponsibility Boro/Township
Spa N
Total Parking Spaces 1
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N N
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N N
Waterfront Y/N N

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (19081)

Price 785K Avg 417K

Sqr Feet 3,400 Avg 2,032

Cost / Sqr Ft $231 Avg $205

Taxes $17,339 Avg $9,752

Acres 0.6 Avg 0.4

Visits 63 Avg 43

Days on Site 34 Avg 28

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