517 Spring Avenue Elkins Park, PA
$ 499,900
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC620314
  • TypePending
  • CityElkins Park
  • AreaCheltenham Twp
  • NeighborhoodELKINS PARK
  • Zip19027
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1908
  • Taxes13882
  • Price$ 499,900
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage4022
  • Lot Size0.43 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Weichert Realtors
Property Description

Spring Avenue contains distinctive homes built during the Gilded Age in the early 20th century. 517 Spring Avenue is one of those very special homes! It is pictured in the Old York Road Historical Society book on Cheltenham Township. Solid construction and craftsmanship are evident throughout this 3 -story home. The interior boasts exquisite architectural details throughout its footprint. The impressive wide wrap around covered porch offers outdoor dining and wonderful additional living space in a natural environment of privacy, afforded by the screen of mature evergreen trees. The main entry foyer leads to an open floor plan living area with beautiful oak floors with inlays and wainscoting. The spacious living room is complemented by a den on the other side. Both rooms have fireplaces. The den leads to a modern office space which has a fireplace, built-in twin desks, built-in bookcases and cabinets, a bay window, and large closet. A handsome formal dining room with another fireplace and French doors is great for entertaining! Near the dining room is a classic butler~s pantry and a powder room. The modern kitchen has extensive granite counters and granite backsplash, sleek ash wood cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances. The kitchen flows into a large eating area which can easily seat 10 people. Sunshine from oversized Pella windows streams into this eating space offering great views of the garden and majestic trees. Conveniently located first floor laundry room, with outside exit to the rear. Brand new carpet covers the stairs and upstairs hallway. A beautiful turned spindle staircase leads to a large and truly gracious landing with built-in bench seating, fireplace and incredible stained-glass bay windows providing spectacular natural light. The perfect place to sit and read! The second floor contains 4 large bedrooms with high ceilings, elaborate moldings and hardwood maple floors. Beautiful master suite with fireplace, semi-curricular turret windows and built-in bench seating. Master bath with new chrome shower, and big built in wood cabinet. A second full bath with pristine claw foot tub and pedestal sink. An additional sunroom with windows on all 3 sides is well suited for an exercise studio or children~s play room. The third floor has its own heating zone - and a door leading from the 2nd floor landing to the 3rd floor staircase - with the ability to simply close the door and save $ on utilities. This level contains additional Bedrooms or Bonus Rooms (office, sewing room), refinished hardwood maple floors, another full bathroom, and fabulous storage space. The lush backyard has beautiful plantings including a great ostrich fern garden, flowering trees and perennial beds of iris and peonies. The grove of mature trees in the back creates a secluded, serene setting. In the front yard is a sour cherry tree whose fruit makes for delicious pies in the early summer! BONUS: Fantastic carriage house over the detached garage!! Multi-purpose use as office, or artist studio, complete with electricity and heat, a small kitchen, full bathroom and a living space. Location provides ideal accessibility: a mere 2 blocks from the SEPTA rail station with a 20-minute commute to center city and 40 minutes to the airport. It~s a 5-minute walk to a vibrant book store, frame shop, ice cream parlor, bakery, coffee house, restaurants, and future indoor farmers market. It is also a short walk to the Elkins Park Library with its diverse programming for all ages. 517 Spring Avenue is truly a one of a kind gem!! Schedule your appointment today to visit this very special property.

High School
Cheltenham High School
Price History
8/6/2019 Listed $544,000
9/17/2019 4% - $525,000
10/15/2019 5% - $499,900

General Features

Accessibility None
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Y/N Yes
High School District CHELTENHAM
Levels 3+
MLS Area Cheltenham Twp (10631)
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 3.00
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 124.29
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Average+
Security Features Security System, Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning R4

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4022
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal
Basement Full, Unfinished
Basement Y/N Yes
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 Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
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 Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Central A/C
Electric Circuit Breakers
Fireplace Features Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Forced Air, Hot Water, Baseboard - Electric
Heating Fuel Natural Gas, Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan(s), Kitchen - Eat-In, Master Bath(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Wainscotting, Wood Floors, Attic/House Fan
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 4022
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 6
Utilities Cable TV

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 1
Architectural Style Colonial
Construction Materials Masonry
Exterior Features Sidewalks
Garage Features Additional Storage Area
Garage Spaces 1.00
Lot Dimensions 105.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 0.43
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 18944.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Parking Features Shared Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Wrap Around
Pool Y/N No Pool
Roof Shingle
Sewer Public Sewer
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
View Trees/Woods, Garden/Lawn
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19027

AVG $270K
AVG $8,450
AVG 16
Year Built
AVG 1940
AVG 57
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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