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Gorgeous Pink House in East Oak Lane Seeks $339K

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A bit of elbow grease could transform this house into something special

This salmon-colored Colonial that just hit the market has us thinking we need to be keeping closer tabs on the neighborhood of East Oak Lane.

Why? Because $339,000 buys you this huge 7-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with a large wrap-around porch within city limits. That, plus ebonized pine flooring and stained glass windows.

The home dates back to 1925, and admittedly could use some TLC. And it's lacking central AC. But Kelly McShain Tyree, who is handling the listing, says that they’ve priced the home lower than normal to make room for "a new homeowner making this property their own." For what it’s worth, she says, "A house a block away on a much smaller parcel, just settled this week at $380,000."

East Oak Lane was established way back in 1683 as William Penn’s first neighborhood. That explains why its residents are so committed to preserving the neighborhood’s architecture and green space, says McShain Tyree.

So this home at 6610 Lawnton Avenue will certainly take someone who’s willing to bring this beauty back to its original grandeur.