555 Cornell Avenue

Swarthmore, PA 19081

1/2 Bath
3,845 Sq. Ft.
$145 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.

Property Details for 555 Cornell Avenue

MLS #PADE488174
Year Built1940
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeResidential / Fee Simple
Lot Size0.28 AC / 12,240 SF
Taxes$15,439 / year
Condo/Co-op Fees-
HOA Fees-
CountyDelaware County

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Property Details for 555 Cornell Avenue

Fee Simple
Cape Cod
Structure Type
Garage and Parking Spaces
County Name


Picturesque in the bucolic setting of Swarthmore, PA, 555 Cornell Avenue offers plenty of living space and charm. Your love affair with this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home will begin at its classic front facade with rustic stone, a pitched roof, dormers, contrasting shutters, an airy porch, and lush front yard. Step up the landscaped front path, past the driveway to the two-car detached garage to the porch, through front door, and into the foyer. To the right, through the French doors, is a large living... room offering plenty of open space to entertain or to cozy up in front of the fireplace on chilly nights. The rich, finished hardwood floors beneath your feet tell the history and character of the home as you pass through to the huge formal dining room with built-in cabinetry on opposing sides of the room as well as the most charming half bath. Next is the kitchen, which is a perfect blend of design and function with a combination of closed and open storage, built-in appliances, pendant lights, and tons of counter space including the deep peninsula with a built-in breakfast area open to the family room. The light-filled family room has a custom-made seating area under large windows overlooking the tall Spruce trees in the back yard-- an incredible spot to sip your morning coffee. Just off the family room is the enclosed screen porch offering a wonderful place to relax from Spring to Fall year after year. The main floor also includes a mud room with washer/dryer and storage. Upstairs you'll find a spacious master bedroom with tons of light and built-in bookshelves lit by the skylight, and a huge walk-in closet and dressing room. The full bathrooms are modern yet rustic with upgraded finishes, shelving, and dual flushing toilets. Three more bedrooms are on this floor, one with sloping eaves and gable end windows and another with a wall of closet space and an attached deck. The basement of this home is fully finished and can double as an in-law suite with a separate bedroom, full bath, sink, laundry area, and private entrance. When you're not enjoying the beauty of this extended Cape Cod home, you'll love the proximity to nationally ranked top-10 schools, and the 15 minute walk to the Swarthmore town center with a co-op grocery store, more shops and restaurants, and a public library. This home also has quick access to Swarthmore College, I-476, I-95, Philadelphia International Airport, and the SEPTA Swarthmore train station!


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Building Information for 555 Cornell Avenue

Stories2Year Built1940Building Size-Lot Size0.28 AC / 12,240 SF

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$3,297 per month

30 year fixed, 3.51% Interest

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Property Information for 555 Cornell Avenue

Listing / Compensation / Market Information
    Listing Information
  • Listing Agent MLS ID: 3157520
  • List Agent Full Name: Claudia E Lippman (3157520)
  • List Agents: Claudia E Lippman (3157520)
  • Listing Agent Full Name: Claudia E Lippman
Interior / Building / Parking / Property Information
    Interior Details
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 2845
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Total Finished SQFT: 3845
    Interior Features
  • Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Dryer - Front Loading, Dual Flush Toilets, Oven/Range - Electric, Refrigerator
  • Door Features: French
  • Fireplace Features: Mantel(s), Screen
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Fireplaces Count: 1
  • Flooring Type: Hardwood, Carpet, Ceramic Tile
  • Central Air: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heating Type: Hot Water
  • Interior Features: Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Carpet, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Upgraded Countertops, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
  • Laundry Type: Basement, Main Floor
  • Window Features: Bay/Bow, Skylights
  • Room and Floor: Bathrooms Full-Upper Level 1-2, Bathrooms Half-Main Level-1, Bedrooms-Upper Level 1-4, Bathrooms Full-Lower Level 1-1
    Parking Information
  • Num of Detached Garage Spaces: 2
  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Features: Additional Storage Area
  • Type Of Parking: Detached Garage, Driveway
    Pool / Spa Information
  • Pool: No Pool
    Location Information
  • MLS Area: Swarthmore Boro (10443)
  • Sub System Locale: BRIGHT_MAIN
  • System Locale: BRIGHT
  • Tidal Water: No
  • Water View: No
  • Water Access: No
  • Water Oriented: No
  • Waterfront: No
    School Information
  • School District Name: WALLINGFORD-SWARTHMORE
  • School District County ID: 300200396626
    Building Information
  • Accessibility Features: None
  • Construction Materials: Frame, Masonry, Stone, Stucco, Wood Siding, Vinyl Siding
  • New Construction: No
  • Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Roof: Pitched
  • Levels Count: 2
  • Story List: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1
    Green Information
  • Clean Green Assessed: No
    Association Information
  • Condo Coop Association: No
  • HOA: No
    Property Information
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Land Use Code: R-60
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 80.00 x 150.00
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Lot SQFT: 12240
  • Lot Size Acres: .28
  • Navigable Water: No
  • Property Condition: Average+
  • Senior Community: No
  • Zoning: R-60
  • Age: 1940.0
    Utilities Information
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Heating Fuel: Oil, Electric
  • Hot Water: Oil
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Water Source: Public
Room Information
  • Basement Type: Full, Fully Finished, Walkout Level, Windows
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT: 1000
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT: 0
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source: Assessor
    Bathroom Counts
  • Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 2
  • Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2.00
    Bathroom Information
  • Bathrooms Full: 3
  • Bathrooms Half: 1
  • Bathrooms Total Count: 4
    Bedroom Information
  • Bedrooms Count: 4
  • Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels: 0
  • Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 4
  • Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1: 0
  • Bedrooms Count Main Level: 0
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 4
    Full Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 2
  • Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1: 1
  • Bathrooms Full Main Level: 0
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 2
    Half Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels: 0
  • Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels: 0
  • Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1: 0
  • Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1: 0
Tax / Assessment / Sale Information
    Tax / Assessment Information
  • City Town Tax: $1,536
  • County Tax: $1,517
  • School Tax: $12,385
  • Tax Annual Amount: $15,439
  • Tax Lot: 113-000
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Tax ID Number: 43-00-00315-00
  • Year Assessed: 2018
  • Improvement Assessed Value: $186,000
  • Land Assessed Value: $84,780
  • Tax Assessed Value: $270,780
    Sale Information
  • Exclusions: Patio Furniture
  • Inclusions: Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Light Fixtures, Custom-made seating cushion arrangement in family room, hammock in back garden
  • Possession: 31-60 Days CD
  • Prospects Excluded: No
  • Sale Type: Standard
  • Vacation Rental: No

Property History for 555 Cornell Avenue

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Sep 23, 2019Pending


Sep 13, 2019Price Change


Aug 17, 2019Listed (Active)


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For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 555 Cornell Avenue

Taxable ValueLand-Additions-Total-
Tax Record2018$15,145
Home Facts
Beds3Baths3.5Finished Sq.Ft.3,845 SqFtStories2Lot Size12,240 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1940CountyDelaware

Schools near 555 Cornell Avenue

Woodlyn Christian SchoolPrivatePK-120.9 mi
Swarthmore-Rutledge SchoolPublicK-51.0 mi
Strath Haven Middle SchoolPublic6-81.1 mi
Strath Haven High SchoolPublic9-121.2 mi

Woodlyn Christian School

PK-12, 0.9 mi, Private


Swarthmore-Rutledge School

K-5, 1.0 mi, Public


Strath Haven Middle School

6-8, 1.1 mi, Public


Strath Haven High School

9-12, 1.2 mi, Public


School ratings and boundaries are provided by GreatSchools.org and Pitney Bowes. This information should only be used as a reference. Proximity or boundaries shown here are not a guarantee of enrollment. Please reach out to schools directly to verify all information and enrollment eligibility.

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