True to its Craftsman style, 57 Tennis Avenue boasts wonderful architectural details, including a swoon worthy front porch, lovely woodwork and moldings, character rich curvatures and angles, and original hardwood flooring. You will find natural materials throughout, including stone, brick, and wood, and an abundance of windows, allowing for fantastic natural light. Before you set foot in the house, you will fall in love with the charm of this bungalow. The front porch spans the entire front of the home and is accented by stone and stucco columns and graceful curved openings. This perfect perch at the point offers an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by, yet feels secluded due to the deep overhanging eaves and thoughtful plantings.
Inside, you are welcomed into a living room which is spacious yet cozy, and offers sight lines into the kitchen and dining room. The living room features a beautiful wood burning fireplace that is flanked by built-in bookshelves with glass doors, and the sweetest little windows above, as well as crown molding.
The original hardwood floors flow from the living room into the dining room, which is also very nicely sized. The dining room features wainscoting, crown molding, sconces, and the most charming window seat.
Beyond the dining room, you will find a very well designed kitchen that offers a great flow. There is ample workspace and storage space, including a pantry and separate hutch/coffee bar.
Through the kitchen you will find a separate den and powder room. A dedicated space for reading and solitary activity is a feature commonly found in Craftsman homes, however, this room could easily be a first floor bedroom, office, yoga space, playroom, you name it.
Upstairs, you will find three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The middle bedroom is very nicely sized and features two closets (one of which is a walk in) and a ceiling fan. The secondary bedrooms offer a surprising amount of closet space and tons of natural light. The roomy hall bathroom has been nicely updated and offers an oversized sink and linen closet. Down below, the basement offers tons of storage space, the laundry area, and outside access.
Outside, you will fall in love with the yard. The fenced front yard offers a great place for play, while being supervised from the porch, and the back yard is a gardeners paradise, with all day sun. There are raised beds that were just installed last year and a sizable shed. The garden beds are located right outside the kitchen door, so it doesn’t get much more farm to table than this! There are lovely plantings that will be waking up in the coming weeks, but the piece de resistance is the magnificent White Oak in the front yard. This wondrous tree is one of the oldest trees (if not the oldest) in Ambler Borough, and rightly so, is part of the historic registry. The driveway is off of Reiffs Mill Road and offers plenty of parking.
The exterior of the home was recently painted along with new decking and ceiling installed on the porch. The heating system was installed in 2019 and the kitchen appliances are all newer (oven and dishwasher in 2020, and fridge in 2018).
57 Tennis is within walking distance to downtown Ambler offering fabulous restaurants and breweries, great shops, a movie theater and playhouse, library, a seasonal farmers market, year-round festivals, and the best grocery store around. Also, access to the Wissahickon Watershed and Green Ribbon Trail is just a few blocks away. If you commute, the train is also within walking distance, and access to 309 and major routes of transportation are minutes away. If that is not enough, this home is located in sought after Wissahickon School District! This is your opportunity to own a wonderful home in a wonderful town, do not delay, as this home will not last!
57 Tennis Ave ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 1.5 baths ~ 1,723 square feet ~ $399,900