True to its Craftsman style, 412 Tennis Avenue boasts wonderful architectural details, including a swoon worthy front porch, lovely woodwork and moldings, character rich curvatures and angles, and original hardwood floors that are in fantastic condition. You will also appreciate the abundance of natural light throughout the home.
While the home has retained many original features, it also offers important modern amenities such as central air, two full baths, an updated kitchen with loads of storage, and an incredible sunroom overlooking a lovely, private outdoor oasis. The moment you enter the home, you will see that 412 has been impeccably cared for.
From the sidewalk, you will fall in love with this fabulous bungalow that oozes curb appeal. Lovely landscaping surrounds the front porch, which spans the entire front of the home. The porch is accented by tapered columns set on a stone foundation and offers the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. The custom front door is framed by attractive sidelights.
Inside, you are welcomed into a spacious foyer. This space was intentionally created, as the average bungalow does not offer an entrance that is distinctive from the living room. Straight ahead is a beautiful arched opening and to your left, you will find thoughtfully placed transom windows that carry the light. To your left is a bright living room featuring wainscoting, crown molding, and a wood burning fireplace with custom Craftsman tile accent. The living room flows beautifully into the dining room which is very spacious, ideal for large gatherings. The dining room features crown molding, chair rail, and the most charming window seat. There are beautiful French doors between the living room and dining room.
Beyond the dining room, you will find a very well designed kitchen that offers a great workflow. The sink, stove, and refrigerator are all perfectly located and there is an abundance of counter space. There is also tons of room for storage, including a built-in pantry and coffee bar, as well as a built-in table for casual meals. Through the kitchen is a light filled three season room that you will adore. There is plenty of room for dining and lounging, screens allowing for a lovely cross breeze and custom shades allowing for privacy. The views of the yard are spectacular.
Back inside, still on the first floor, you will find a space that is very unique, as it offers a multitude of uses. Currently, the front room is used a den with an adjacent bar area, and full bathroom beyond that. This space is great for entertaining, but could also serve as a perfect playroom (just swap the wine for juice boxes!). Because this space has a beautiful pocket door for privacy, this could also serve as a first floor bedroom, complete with closet and spacious, full bathroom. Due to the wet bar and fridge, it could even work as an in-law suite. Really, the possibilities are endless.
Upstairs, you will find three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The middle bedroom is nicely sized and features a ceiling fan, built-in shelving, and a large wardrobe. The secondary bedrooms offer tons of closet space (be sure to look all the way back!). Both bedrooms are the same size, however, the room on the right had an additional closet added towards the front of the house that could easily be removed allowing for more living space. The hall bathroom has been nicely updated and offers dual sinks and plenty of storage.
Down below, the basement offers tons of storage space, the laundry area, and outside access.
Outside, you will fall in love with the yard. There are specimen trees including a Weeping Norway Spruce and Forest Pansy Redbud. There is a large paved area for dining and such, as well as a zen-like garden area. The entire yard is fenced, less the driveway, and there is a convenient two car garage, as well.
If the house and its incredible condition aren’t enough, the location is choice. Just blocks away are wonderful restaurants, breweries and shops, a movie theater AND playhouse, the library, a weekly farmers’ market, several festivals, and events year round, and the train to the city. Don’t wait too long, as this home will not last!
Showings will be available beginning on Saturday, June 1st. For more information or a private showing, contact me, Allison Wolf. [email protected] | 215-704-9888
412 Tennis Ave ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 2 baths ~ 1,755 square feet ~ $399,500