A signature colonial house in Ridley Park’s Historic District built in 1903 and lovingly restored in 1994 by current owners. Corner property setback and surrounded by hedges provide quiet time on the wrap-around porch. Beautiful landscaped front gardens capture RP’s small-town vibe. Centrally located to Ridley Park downtown area. Library, historic Ridley Park train station, and ABC Park are all within one block. A short walk will find you at historic Ridley Lake for fishing, people-watching, enjoying nature, or simply daydreaming on a nearby bench. A driveway for two vehicles is at the rear of the house. A shed is also in the rear of the house. This original colonial-style home has many attractive components. Entry from the expansive porch leads to a foyer with a den and living room on either side, split by a stairway leading to the second-floor bedrooms and main bathroom. All first-floor rooms have spacious nine-and-one-half-foot ceilings and all second-floor rooms have nine-foot ceilings, adding a look of spaciousness and comfort. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors run throughout the foyer, living room, dining room, and the 2nd-floor hallway. So many of the home’s original features have been kept including original cast iron radiators throughout the house. The den on the first floor boasts an original wood burning fireplace that has recently been cleaned and inspected and can easily be converted to a gas fireplace. The living room across the hall is anchored by an original faux fireplace with detailed mantle and leads to the formal dining room, with an attractive chandelier and plenty of space to host endless dinner parties. The kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space, with an adjacent pantry. A spacious laundry room and powder room combo sit just off of the kitchen for convenience. Take the front staircase to the second floor where the Brazilian cherry wood floors continue and are accented by two matching stained glass windows with shutters, restoring the early 20th-century look. The third stained glass window and shutters can be found in the hall bathroom which features a storage vanity and a tub shower. The primary bedroom has been expanded by the previous owners in 1994 and two comfortable walk-in closets were added. This sits across from two additional secondary bedrooms. This home boasts a spacious attic of which the right side has been converted into a fully finished room with full-length book shelves, and a full-length under the window bench with full storage. There is also a closet for additional storage. This has been an all-purpose room suitable for TV room, children’s play area, and reading room. Replacement windows were installed on both sides of the attic. The second attic space provides added storage area. Overhead tracked lighting was added in 2023. This home’s basement is a full-sized area for storage and is unfinished. The gas-fired house heater was inspected and drained and flushed in 2020. The automatic water feeder was replaced in 2019. Other key notes about this home: The reinforcement of previously termite-infected basement floor beams was performed February 2023. The sewer line underneath the basement floor to connection just outside the house - replaced in 2020 with annual service agreement for exterior sewer line service through June 2023. New roof (2014) The roof warranty is transferrable to the new owner. The original knob & tube electric box and wiring was replaced 100% with a new 200 Amp service circuit panel and wiring in 1994. All of the outside walls had insulation blown into them in 1994 All interior plumbing was replaced in 1994. Central air conditioning on first floor only, three window units on second floor. All original windows & original front door replaced between 1994 - 2000
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