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Melissa Avivi


Welcome to 916 Stratford Avenue, a stately stone Victorian located on a beautiful block in the heart of Elkins Park. This property will wow you from start to finish!!! The curb appeal is first rate courtesy of the many architectural details of the property and its huge wrap around porch. Imagine sipping your coffee or cocktails, overlooking the garden beds that are rich with beautiful plantings along the front walkway. A dutch door welcomes you to a spacious foyer entry showing handsome hardwood floors accented with intricate inlays. First notice the lovely front parlor or den with pocket doors (great first floor office space). Bright living room with large windows and a brick fireplace. The formal dining room is bright with bay windows and a door leading you out to the side porch. The updated kitchen offers granite counters with white cabinetry and pretty tiled backsplash. All stainless appliances include six burner gas cooking, double self cleaning ovens, dishwasher and microwave. Glass french doors lead to a gorgeous breakfast room with a huge stone fireplace, and a door leading outside to the covered rear deck, complete with skylights. The views and private setting of the expansive yard are simply phenomenal... we'll come back to this!! Back inside, head upstairs to the spacious second level with its five lovely bedrooms and two large full baths. You'll love having a second floor laundry space!! Take the rear staircase to the third floor with one bright (unheated) room and a huge floored attic space (could be finished into additional living space). And there's more!!! There is a dynamite finished lower level family room/game room where lots of fun happens!! The unfinished part of the basement awaits for all of your storage needs and workshop dreams with a bilco door for easy access. The LIGHT FILLED IN-LAW SUITE ADDITION, accessed off of the breakfast room, comes complete with its own full kitchen, large and bright living room, spacious private bedroom with double closets and a large full bathroom with walk in shower. Separate laundry facilities and a private entrance off of the side porch make this space a winner... whether as a true in-law suite, stay-at-home adult child space, or wonderful guest space/office space. And now back to the exterior grounds... the back yard is plenty big for playing ball games or enjoying your favorite activities. Private and serene, this idyllic outdoor space is a slice of heaven with its extensive hardscaping surrounding the deck. Beautiful plantings accent the private, partially fenced-in grounds. The two car detached garage is accessed off of Moseley Avenue. Walk 3 blocks to the Melrose Park Septa station, and take a leisurely stroll to the Elkins Park station along the High School Road corridor with its restaurants, shops and coffee spots. Cheltenham Township is rich with great outdoor spaces; playgrounds, parks, walking track, Curtis Arboretum and the dog park located on the arboretum grounds. Schedule your appointment now! Showings begin Thursday 5/13.
  • Sold
  • 6
  • 4
  • 1878
    Year Built
  • 3,409 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 3,409 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 0.44 Acres
  • MLS® ID: PAMC688470
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1878
  • Architecture Styles: Victorian
  • School District: CHELTENHAM


  • Total Bedrooms: 6
  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Other Interior Features: Additional Stairway, Attic, Built-Ins, Entry Level Bedroom, Kitchen - Eat-In, Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors, Skylight(s), Wainscotting, 2 nd Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Ceiling Fan(s), Primary Bath(s)

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 2.00
  • Water Source: Public
  • Lot Features: Landscaping, Level, Rear Yard
  • Heat Type: Forced Air
  • Air Conditioning: Central A/C
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Masonry
  • Other Exterior Features: Above Grade, Below Grade


  • Sales Price: $530,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $13,326/yr


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