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Elkins Park fixer-upper near Lynnewood Hall asks $299K

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This Colonial Revival could use some extra TLC

This stately fixer-upper in Elkins Park wants $299,999.
Courtesy of Frank Blumenthal, Keller Williams

A stately Colonial Revival located less than a mile from the extravagant Lynnewood Hall estate in Elkins Park has hit the market for just under $300,000.

Considering what the home offers—seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one half bath—and that homes nearby have recently sold at double the price, the asking seems almost unreal.

Of course, the nearly 5,000-square-foot home isn’t exactly in move-in ready shape. The paint is chipping off the exterior, the hardwood floors throughout need some refinishing, and the backyard is overgrown. The house is also sans central air conditioning.

Still, it’s clear that the home, which dates back to 1900, was once great. There are multiple fireplaces, pocket doors, deep window sills, and other architectural details like Mercer tile throughout.

And hey, you’ll be neighbors to Lynnewood Hall, which happens to be on the market as well, for a much higher price tag of $17.5 million.

The total asking price of this fixer-upper is $299,999.