309 N Matlack Street West Chester, PA
$ 1,375,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PACT2001722
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHESTER
  • CityWest Chester
  • AreaWest Chester Boro
  • Zip19380
  • StyleTraditional
  • Year Built1872
  • Taxes$ 7501
  • Price$ 1,375,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage4700
  • Lot Size0.31 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

This Majestic Federal Colonial offers secluded professionally maintained grounds. Mature trees, shrubs and plantings adorn this property, which is surrounded by wrought-iron fencing and gates. One of the most sought-after neighborhoods in West Chester Borough. West Chester Borough has been named in many publications as "One of the best small towns in the country". One block walk to "Marshall Square Park". Marshall Square was West Chester's first park and Town Square in the borough. Some of the amenities of the park are a play-ground, Gazebo, basketball courts, water fountain, and plantings for the botanist enthusiast, and many historical references on Marshall Park's website. Just walk a few blocks and you're in the center of town. This incredible brick built home circa 1872, has all the ambiance, charm, character and elegance one would expect and yet all the modern amenities required in today's homes. This amazing 3 story home even has a "Widows Walk". Although there is no need to view incoming ships from the Delaware, this adds to the allure of the home. Enter through the front portico into E/H, Beautiful Wooden staircase faces you. To the left is a relaxing Lr. ( 22 x 14.6). Lg entertaining Dr. (22 x 14.6) equipped with a gas fireplace and seating for at least 12-14 people. O/e from the Dr onto the main floor Veranda ( 16.7 x 8.1) w/ ceiling-fan. Secluded area to enjoy and relax. Gorgeous kitchen ( 16.6 x 11.2) w/ Viking appliances, breakfast-bar seating for 3. Directly across is the breakfast-room ( 16.5 x 10.3). Rear staircase to the 2nd floor office is accessed from this room. Full 1st fl bathroom (11.7 x 7.3) including stall shower. Adjacent to the bathroom is the laundry-room (11.10 x 7) w/ granite topped sink and additional cabinets for storage. A Vestibule (7.3 x 7.8) separates these two rooms. Level side and rear yard leads to a 5-car detached garage, and 3 side driveway parking spaces. Total 8 parking spaces! Yes you read correct very few homeowners in the borough of West Chester have a 3 car garage let alone a 5 car garage all with electric and garage openers. For those that have dogs a separate iron fenced area for your pets and an existing doggie door that leads to a kennel into the far right. garage. The Primary bedroom (22 x 14.6) features a dressing area, walk in closet, main bathroom (12 x 7), totally renovated 2015. Oversize dual shower heads and double vanity. O/e onto the 2nd floor Veranda, which is wonderful for your morning coffee or perhaps a relaxing drink. 2nd Br ( 22 x 14.6). The office ( 12 x 10.2) by the rear staircase can easily be made a 4th bathroom as the plumbing from the Primary bathroom is next door. 3rd floor offers potentially 4 bedrooms according to the needs of the new owner. 3rd Br. ( 14.6 x 9). 4th Br. (14.6 x 12.3) 5th Br. (17.2 x 13.5) features a full bath-room, walk-in closet The current pool-room ( 22 x 14.7) Can be converted into a 6th bedroom and potential En-suite if one desires. And to finish off the upper floors the "Widows Walk". offering a tremendous view of the Borough. The basement has an abundance of storage. Separate rooms for all the mechanicals. This home is equipped with both Gas Steam heat and Electric-heat-pump heating an A/C. This magnificent home has been lovingly cared for the last 18 years and the quality and attention to detail is unsurpassed. There are very few homes of this magnitude that ever reach the open market. This is that one rare opportunity to own a truly unique, and historical home from the 1800's. FYI for this coming school year Greystone Elem not Fernhill for this home.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Fern Hill Elementary School Pierce Middle School Henderson High School
Price History
7/3/2021 Listed $1,575,000
8/21/2021 6% - $1,495,000
9/30/2021 9% - $1,375,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Water Heater, Washer, Dryer - Front Loading
Architectural Style Traditional
Association Y/N No
Basement Full
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 174
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School FERN HILL
Exclusions Cannon on the front lawn, Civil war soldier in Dr.
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Street Lights, Extensive Hardscape
Flooring Wood, Tile/Brick
Garage Spaces 5.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Hot Water
Historic Y/N No
Levels 3
Lot Size Square Feet 13360.00
MLS Area West Chester Boro (10301)
Middle/Junior High School PIERCE
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 292.55
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Excellent
Roof Asphalt, Copper
School District 300200397342
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 7501.0
Tax Lot 0183
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RES

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4700
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 4
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Living Area 4700
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Basement, Library, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Other, Bedroom 6, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 3
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 1
Window Features Wood Frame

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 5
Garage Features Garage Door Opener, Garage - Rear Entry, Garage - Front Entry
Horse Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Secluded, Rear Yard, Landscaping, Level, Corner
Lot Size Acres 0.31
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Total Parking Spaces 8
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Basement Lower 1 Flooring - Concrete
Basement Lower 1 Flooring - Concrete
Bathroom 1 Main Flooring - HardWood
Bathroom 1 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bathroom 3 Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 3 Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 5 Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 6 Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Breakfast Room Main Flooring - HardWood
Dining Room Main Flooring - HardWood
Kitchen Main Flooring - HardWood
Laundry Main Flooring - Tile
Library Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Living Room Main Flooring - HardWood
Other Main Flooring - Tile


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19380

AVG $800K
AVG $4,815
AVG 151
Year Built
AVG 1930
AVG 62
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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