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16 Oberlin Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081


  • Sold
  • Closed
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2,551 Sq. Ft.
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THIS IS A FABULOUS beautifully updated 19th Century 5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Victorian in the center of Swarthmore formerly resided in by one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, W.H. Auden. This beautiful, freshly painted home is adorned with a gorgeous new, mahogany front porch -- with an authentic Victorian relief. Enter into the gorgeous Foyer with high ceilings and a door leading to the fabulous Mudroom with ceramic tile floor, laundry hook-up and access to the backyard. To the right of the Foyer is a beautiful custom wood raised-panel opening with built-in shelving and filing drawers. As you enter the immense Living Room, you are struck by the architectural interest, high ceilings, the wonderful seating areas and the large
over-sized windows! Beyond the Living Room is a fabulous custom Gourmet Kitchen with beautiful Superwhite granite countertops, custom Goebel cabinetry, a gorgeous whimsical ceramic tile backsplash, Farmhouse sink and knock-out Viking Range! Beyond the kitchen is a fabulous Family Room area that could accommodate a large eating table or a more casual sitting area. There are 3 walls of windows so the room is full of light and there are lovely views of the beautiful backyard and gorgeous slate patio. Adjacent to the kitchen is a cozy circular Dining Room with Gas Fireplace and lovely ceramic tile surround. This room can lend itself to a cozy Den if preferred - lots of options for the rooms in this house! There is a full bath on this floor as well! Upstairs, you are greeted by two Bedrooms each with a closet and hardwood floors and a Hall Bath. At the end of the hall, you enter into the remodeled Master Suite which boasts a lovely bedroom with Pella sliding door to the juliette balcony overlooking the charming backyard, 2 fabulous walk-in closets (one cedar) and absolutely gorgeous Master Bathroom with Jacuzzi, Carrara Marble Shower with marble basketweave flooring and custom Goebel cabinetry. This Master Suite is truly a dream set-up! The third floor has 2 wonderful bedrooms with treetop views and a small but full bath! There are gorgeous authentic art deco vents throughout the house adding to the charm! The grounds have been newly landscaped yet still maintain the mature plantings providing plenty of privacy! The slate Patio is wonderful for entertaining or al fresco dining. Finally, the location is a stones throw from downtown Swarthmore! Square footage is larger than reflected in public record

Full Property Details for 16 Oberlin Ave

  • Sold For: $680,000
  • Taxes: $12,737 (2015)
  • Status: Closed
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 6560539
  • Added: 942 day(s) ago

Property History

  • 16 Oberlin Ave, Swarthmore, PA
  • Sold at $680,000 on 8/21/15
  • Reduced to $699,000 on 5/29/15
  • Reduced to $745,000 on 5/12/15
  • Listed at $785,000 on 4/25/15


  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Number of Fireplaces: 1



  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 4


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Bedroom 1: Upper 1

Additional Information

  • Pool Description: No Pool


  • Area: Swarthmore Boro
  • County: DELAWARE
  • Subdivision: None Available

School Information

  • School District: Wallingfd-swarthmore
  • Elementary School: SWART-RUTL
  • Middle School: STRATH HVN
  • High School: STRATHHAVN

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Central Air Conditioning
  • Heating Type: Gas, Forced Air


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Water: Public

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Victorian
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Full, Unfinished
  • Square Feet: 2,551
  • Year Built: 1895

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.39
  • Lot Dimensions: 86 x 200

Financial Considerations

  • Tax Amount: $12,737
  • Tax Year: 2015

Listed by BHHS Fox & Roach-Media
Sold by BHHS Fox & Roach-Media

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16 Oberlin Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081 (MLS# 6560539) is a Single Family property that was sold at $680,000 on August 21, 2015. Want to learn more about 16 Oberlin Ave? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Swarthmore? You can browse all Swarthmore real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.

Listed by BHHS Fox & Roach-Media
Sold by BHHS Fox & Roach-Media

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