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220 Forrest Avenue

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2,759 sqft
  • 5,220 sqft lot
  • $277 per sqft
  • 1920 build

Welcome to this special Narberth home on one of the best blocks in the Borough. Narberths appeal is hard to overstate, with its walkability and movie theater, library, and public park, as well as easy access to Center City (the train station is just two blocks away). Walk to the Boroughs numerous independent businesses, including a grocer/deli shop, cheese shop, French pastry shop, and terrific pubs and restaurants. The warm, traditional street presence belies the great amount of space inside - with plenty of square footage to support work and education from home for all family members. And its location in Lower Merion - ranked #2 in the nation for living and working from home by Money magazine - is a true plus. Under the current boundaries in the highly rated Lower Merion School District, children attend Belmont Hills Elementary, Welsh Valley Middle School and have a choice of Lower Merion High School or Harriton High School. The covered porch opens into a large interior, and the expansive great room addition is secluded from the street. The combination living/dining room is spacious and sunny, with well-placed windows and gleaming wood floors with inlaid accent. The cheerful kitchen has white wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and custom tiled floor. There is an open half-wall to a true gem of this home: its open, step-down great room. The great room was added in 2006. It is over 500 square feet (23ft x 23ft) and is a wonderful gathering space with a soaring cathedral ceiling, beautiful gas fireplace, and dining area. The ten oversized Andersen windows truly let the sunshine stream in, and the ceiling fan and recessed lighting enhance the comfort and beauty of this multipurpose room. Walk out through Andersen French doors to the gorgeous 400 square foot (29 ft x 9 ft) deck (with new polywood boards) overlooking the bucolic yard. The great room and deck flow beautifully from the kitchen for entertaining. In addition, the long views to the west allow you to enjoy magnificent sunsets and the aerial displays of the famous Narberth 4th of July fireworks. The first floor also has a full bathroom with tub/shower combination and black-and-white tile flooring, plus two pantry cabinets and an oversized nook perfect for a homework zone. The charming feel of the home extends upstairs. On the second floor, the main bedrooms wood floors gleam, and the sunny windows with built-ins and a window seat make this an enticing room with plentiful closet space. Two additional bedrooms have charm to spare, with lovely wood flooring and windows. The recently renovated hall bathroom features an oversized stall shower with a corner seat. The third floor holds an eaved room that is currently used as a playroom and could serve as a fourth bedroom, sunny home office, yoga area, or den. The homes lower level has a 23 ft x 23 ft column-free room with oversized Andersen windows and walks out to the rear yard. It is currently used as an additional recreation space, a work-out area, and home office. The lower level also has a half bath. The beauty of the outdoors abounds here, with mature shrubbery and pretty plants in the front yard, coupled with a generous deck and attractive rear yard. High velocity, dual zone air conditioning is throughout the house, with four zone hot water heat. With web-enabled security and smoke detection throughout, this home is a modern, comfortable haven with historic craftsman bones.

BRIGHT logo Listing courtesy of BRIGHT / BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont

Last checked: Checking… • Last updated Feb 26, 2021 • Source: BRIGHT

MLS# PAMC683130 —

Amenities & Taxes

The Building

Year Built:
1920
Year Built Source:
Assessor
New Construction:
No
Construction Materials:
Stone
Structure Type:
Detached
Architectural Style:
Colonial
Levels:
3
Accessibility Features:
None
Basement:
Yes
Basement Type:
Full, Daylight, Full, Outside Entrance, Unfinished, Windows
Above Grade Finished Area Units:
Square Feet
Above Grade Fin SQFT:
2759
Above Grade Fin SQFT Source:
Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Units:
Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units:
Square Feet
Below Grade Fin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Total SQFT Source:
Estimated
Total Below Grade SQFT Source:
Assessor

Interior

Interior Features:
Ceiling Fan(s), Wood Floors, Family Room Off Kitchen, Combination Dining/Living
Room List:
Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Great Room, Recreation Room, Storage Room, Full Bath, Half Bath
Flooring Type:
Hardwood
Fireplace:
Yes
Fireplaces:
1
Fireplace Features:
Gas/Propane
Living Area SQFT Source:
Estimated

Room Dimensions

Total SQFT
2759
Living Area SQFT:
2,759 Sqft

Financial & Terms

Sale Type:
Standard
Possession:
Negotiable

Location

Directions:
Montgomery Ave to N. Essex to left on Windsor, to left on Forrest. House on left.
Latitude:
40.00792000
Longitude:
-75.26253000

The Property

Property Type:
Residential
Lot Size Acres:
0.12
Lot Size Source:
Assessor
Lot Size Dimensions:
30.00 x 0.00
Lot Dimensions Source:
Assessor
Lot SQFT:
5,220 Sqft
Inclusions:
Washer, Dryer, Kitchen Refrigerator are included if desired.
Exclusions:
Light over pool table is negotiable.
Other Structures:
Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures:
Deck(s), Porch(es)
Zoning:
RESIDENTIAL
Water View:
No
Waterfront:
No
Navigable Water:
No
Water Access:
No
Water Oriented:
No
Lot Size Units:
Square Feet
Riparian Rights:
No
Tidal Water:
No

Listing Agent

Contact info:

Taxes

Tax ID Number:
12-00-01414-005
Tax Year:
2021
Tax Annual Amount:
$9,022
Tax Assessed Value:
$204,770
School Tax
6258.0
County Tax:
744.00
City/Town Tax:
2020.00
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq:
Annually

Beds

Bedrooms:
4
Upper Level Bedrooms:
4
Upper Level 1 Bedrooms:
3
Bedrooms Upper Level:
1

Baths

Bathrooms Total Count:
3
Full Bathrooms:
2
Half Bathrooms:
1
Bathrooms Main Level:
1.00
Full Bathrooms Main Level:
1
Upper Level Full Baths:
1
Lower Level Half Baths:
1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels:
1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level:
1.00
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels:
1
Bathrooms Count Lower Level:
1.00
Bathrooms Full Upper Level:
1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level:
1

The Listing

Virtual Tour:
Virtual Tour

Heating & Cooling

Cooling Fuel:
Electric
Cooling Type:
Central A/C
Central Air:
Yes
Heating:
Yes
Heating Type:
Hot Water
Heating Fuel:
Natural Gas

Utilities

Sewer Septic:
Public Sewer
Hot Water:
Natural Gas
Water Source
Public

Appliances

Appliances:
Stainless Steel Appliances, Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator
Laundry Type:
Lower Floor

Schools

Elementary School:
Belmont Hills
Middle School:
Welsh Valley
High School:
LOWER MERION
School District Name:
Lower Merion
School District Source:
Listing Agent

The Community

Subdivision Name:
Narberth
Senior Community:
No
HOA:
No
Condo/Coop Association:
No
Exterior Features:
Sidewalks
Pool:
No Pool

Parking

Type of Parking:
On Street
Garage:
No

Extra Units

Vacation Rental:
No

Schools

Rating Details
8

Lower Merion High School

  • Public
  • 9-12
  • 0.9 mi
5

Welsh Valley Middle School

  • Public
  • 6-8
  • 1.5 mi
5

Belmont Hills Elementary School

  • Public
  • K-5
  • 1.7 mi
8

Harriton Senior High School

  • Public
  • 9-12
  • 3.6 mi

GreatSchools scores are based on a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 is above average.

The school service areas are not definitive and should only be used as guidance. GreatSchools Ratings provided by www.greatschools.org

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Sale history

Date Event Source Price % Change
2/24/21
Listed / Active BRIGHT $765,000

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