357 Fairview Avenue is a lovingly cared for, clean as a whistle, move in ready home, located on one of Ambler’s most endearing streets. After 37 years, saying goodbye isn’t easy, but with change comes opportunity, and this is one rare opportunity that you do not want to miss.
As you approach the home, you will immediately take note of the meticulously cared for exterior and grounds. A walkway leads you to the front steps, which are accented by lovely stone sitting walls that tie into the character rich stone foundation that is indicative of bungalow homes built in the 1920’s. The enclosed front porch features attractive and maintenance free cedar shake style siding and a handsome front entry door.
Inside, the porch offers hardwood flooring, abundant natural light from six windows, recessed lighting, and a ceiling fan. This peaceful space is currently used as a reading room, but offers a multitude of possibilities for enjoyment. A French door leads into the foyer, where you will find a conveniently located coat closet.
The foyer opens into a spacious living room offering oversized windows, high ceilings, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, large closet, and hardwood flooring under the carpet. To the right, you will find a bright and cheery dining room, also with impressively high ceilings, recessed lighting, and ceiling fan. On the other side of the dining room, you will find the kitchen which offers stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage space, and the ideal “working triangle” between the sink, refrigerator, and range. Through the kitchen you will be thrilled to see a first floor laundry room that offers access to the rear deck and yard.
The first floor also offers the possibility of one floor living, as there is a bedroom and full bathroom on this level. Down the hall, off of the living room, you will find a bright bedroom, tasteful bathroom, and large cedar closet.
Upstairs, the second floor boasts great natural light and features 2-3 bedrooms, depending on how you’d like to use them. The first bedroom that you come to is very nicely sized and leads into another room with a cute built in bed. There is a large storage closet located off of this bedroom which backs up to the hall linen closet, allowing a future owner the possibility of creating separate access and making these two distinct rooms. At the end of the hall, you will find another nicely sized bedroom that offers two closets, one of which is a walk-in with automatic light. All bedrooms on the second floor feature ceiling fans. A roomy half bath and hall linen closet round out the second floor. Although there is currently no shower in the second floor bathroom, it is already plumbed for it, making for a much easier install, should you desire.
Down below, the full basement is unfinished and tidy, offering tons of storage space. You will be pleased to know that the house has been rewired, the windows are newer, the roof was replaced in 2013, the hot water heater in 2020, and the boiler has been regularly serviced. The home is currently using oil for fuel, however, there is already gas to the house, so should you want to convert down the road, it is easy to do so (the same goes for the range).
Outside, prepare to fall in love all over again. There is a large deck off of the house, ideal for grilling, dining, and lounging. The rear yard is fully fenced and the perfect size, offering plenty of room for play and gardening, but not burdensome to care for. The driveway offers parking for at least three cars and the detached garage has electric.
Fairview Avenue is a sought after street in Ambler Borough, and for good reason. Not only is it aesthetically charming, but the neighbors are wonderful; everyone looks out for one another and the kids play together. 357 is walkable to everything that you love about Ambler, including several local parks, the newly renovated library, fabulous restaurants and breweries, a movie theater and a playhouse, great boutique shopping and personal services, awesome annual festivals, a seasonal farmers’ market, a fantastic grocery store, the train, and more! On top of all of that, this home is located in Wissahickon School District, within the bounds of Lower Gwynedd Elementary.
357 Fairview Avenue is a home that you do not want to miss! Showings begin on Saturday, June 26th. For more information or a private showing, please reach out to me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]
357 Fairview Ave ~ 3/4 bedrooms ~ 1.5 baths ~ 1,543 square feet ~ $340,000