Circa 1794, this historic home was once the home of james emlen, a prominent philadelphia quaker, who used the home as a private quaker boarding school and was built over the span of three centuries the tavern and the living room make up the original home which was built in 1794, in 1836 emlen added the dining room and the kitchen was added in the early 1900's. Enter the home from the front porch into the spacious living room with original wide plank hardwood floor and fireplace completed with original mercer tiles. Off the living room is the original tavern with it's own fireplace, bar, sitting area and deep window seat, the perfect place to relax or entertain. Imagine a snowy day, a roaring fire, a deck of cards and good company in the tavern. The dining room sits between the living room and the kitchen and boasts a built in china cabinet, a fireplace and a rich atmosphere. Continue through to the kitchen, which has been upgraded while maintaining the room's original character adding upgrades such as stainless steel appliances and a custom lantern over the kitchen island. The eating space has an amazing view of the pond in the back yard. The kitchen opens up to the rear porch which runs the length of the home, a cozy spot for a morning cup of coffee or afternoon nap. Follow one of the two staircases to the second floor where you will find three of the four bedrooms and two full bathrooms (one with a claw foot tub!), and two more fireplaces. For added convenience, the laundry room is also on second floor. Continue up to the third floor to find the fourth sun filled bedroom. Improvements to the home include the addition of smart phone compatible central air, vector alarm system, new zoned plumbing, new 300amp electrical service, new gas boiler, and poured concrete for basement floor. The property also abuts the penns state trail and the rocky run ymca. The 2. 5 acres of natural beauty include a stream with a bridge leading to a pond, apple trees and arguably one of the widest sycamore trees in media.
The vacancy rate of homes in 19063 is
4.96% with 66.32% of homes being owner-occupied. The median household income in 19063 is $88468 per year with those between 45 and 64 having the highest median income at $112517.