Real Estate Home of the Day
Chester County, PA
Listing Address: 209 S Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333
Listing Office: RE/MAX Action Associates
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This Classic Folk Victorian, c.1890 is nestled in the heart of Devon and is move-in ready! The current owners are contractors who lived here 30 years and have meticulously and lovingly modernized this charming home to meet today’s (and their own) high standards. Important Notes: The new roof features 25-year GAF dimensional fiberglass Antique Slate shingles and the warranty transfers to the new owner. The exterior siding resembles stucco but it’s actually cement siding with blown insulation behind it for maximum heat-saving R-value. The custom Victorian style divided-light Pella replacement windows throughout are warrantied and also help maximize heating and cooling efficiency while also matching the historic character of the home. High velocity air conditioning cools all three levels and the natural gas furnace produces hot water for radiant heat that’s zoned on all three levels for maximum efficiency. There’s also radiant heat beneath the reclaimed brick flooring in the kitchen. All the electricals are updated, (no knob & tube!). The new two-tiered decks in back are low maintenance PVC composite. The charming exterior is set off by a quaint Juliet balcony high above the large and inviting wrap-around front porch, each with gingerbread cutouts and baluster rail! The entry hall and main stairway feature original stained glass windows. Warm hardwood floors flow through the living spaces. There are nine-foot ceilings, a bay window, and two gas fireplaces with historically accurate surrounds in the living and dining rooms. The tastefully updated eat-in kitchen is the heart of this home and is much larger than you’d expect to find in a home of this vintage. Reclaimed brick flooring flows through the kitchen and warms your feet in winter via radiant heat below. The lovely 42″ cream cabinetry soft-closes and is offset by impressive crown molding, granite countertops, and a subway tile backsplash with decorative trim work. The center island with granite top has bar seating and houses the stove and double-oven, (one is convection). The other appliances are stainless steel. Don’t miss the placement of the corner sink surrounded by arched windows. There are pull-out drawers in the main kitchen cabinets and in the matching wet bar cabinets too. Even the seating area window banquette bench has storage below! French doors take you outside to a two-tiered PVC composite deck (a $40k improvement!) overlooking the large fenced back yard. Front and rear staircases lead to rooms that can be maximized to as many as six bedrooms, four with ceiling fans, (use one room as an office). There are two full hall bathrooms, one on the second and one on the third levels. The master bedroom has a private bath with jetted tub and shower and a big walk-in closet with radiant heat floor. One of the third floor bedrooms opens to the Juliet balcony. If you have a feline friend or two, they will appreciate the private Kitty Condo designed for safe outdoor access in appropriate weather! The detached two-car garage is oversized and expanded in the rear with a second garage door for easy access and storage. This home is in a prime location for access to the Devon Train Station, quick connections to Rt. 30 & 202 and is so close to all the best of the Main Line, including the new Devon Yard. You and the neighbors are all provided free access to the Devon Horse Show each year! Consistently top-ranked Tredyffrin-Easttown schools cap this wonderful listing. Home is historic but does not fall under any restrictive historic district zoning or architectural review.