Chris Meszaros ¦ Countryside Realty ¦ 610-212-8380
About This 1880 Victorian In Royersford Pennsylvania
Great things are happening in Royersford, a walkable community which in the past decade has become highly popular and the place to call home. Supported by a revitalized business district with quaint shoppes, restaurants, a popular ice cream shoppe (Handels) and a historic fire house recently converted to a brew pub (Lost Planet) and plans for redevelopment of the nearby river front (some of which has already been completed…drop your Kayak in the river) all these amenities are within a 2-7 block walk of 109 N. 2nd Ave.
Originally constructed for 1 of 2 brothers (each owned a separate side), this Queen Anne, Victorian style twin (semi detached) structure features a tower/turret area spanning the 2nd & 3rd floors accented by a witch’s cap, finial, and widow’s watch internal area accessed from the 3rd fl. Inside and outside, this property offers superfluous architectural elements which exemplify Royersford’s rich history in the suburban Philadelphia area.
Interior finishes offered by this property signify craftsmanship of a time gone by with solid wood curved doors, interior doors with glass transoms above, handcrafted interior wood window shutters stained glass, wood paneling, ornate carved ornamental oak stairs, varied base and trim moldings, inlay and herringbone accented hardwood flooring, a former fireplace with custom mantel, period hardware, and high interior ceilings each of accent the architectural elements on this property. This property offers the unique opportunity for that new owner with vision and a passion to revitalize, reclaim and restore this property to its former glory and the intended grand, single family home.
From 2nd Avenue there is an ornate iron fence and gate entry to an open front porch. You enter the home via a solid “curved” wood door to an enclosed entry. From the entry, the main level offers a grand primary stairway to the 2nd floor, a parlor with former corner fireplace, formal living room, formal dining room, a rec/bar room, and large eat in kitchen with back stairs to the 2nd fl. The main floor is served by a powder room. The 2nd floor offers 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. The rear offers a small suite area which can be used for an office or with renovation offers flex use options since there are stairs down to the kitchen. The 3rd floor offers 3 bedrooms and access to the unheated and enclosed widow’s watch/turret area.
Off the rear, main level a porch deck area offers expansive views of the lower section of Royersford and adjacent Spring City. There are two lower yard areas. The extra wide lot allows off street, macadam paved area parking for 4 cars “piggy back”. Location, you can’t beat it…. Highly regarded public and private schooling options are conveniently accessible. Your within 5 blocks to the Schuylkill River Trail allowing walking and biking activities all the way into Center City Philly. Other recreational activities such as numerous public and private golf clubs and Valley Forge National Park area nearby.
Your just a short drive to Rt. 422 accessing shopping and employment cores in King of Prussia to Reading. Neighboring Limerick and Upper Providence Townships offer numerous suburban shopping options including the highly popular Philadelphia premium outlets. Across the Bridge your in Chester County and just a short commute to urban vibe offered in Phoenixville or alternative communities of Malvern (the Main Line), Downingtown and the Rt. 202/30 corridor areas.