35 Violet Lane Lansdowne, PA
$ 464,970
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PADE120280
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDELAWARE
  • CityLansdowne
  • AreaLansdowne Boro
  • NeighborhoodLANSDOWNE
  • Zip19050
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1875
  • Taxes12177
  • Price$ 464,970
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage4600
  • Lot Size1.16 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Keller Williams Main Line Realty
Property Description

Discover this extraordinary,rare treasure partially hidden behind trees and shrubs. "Violet" a large Victorian farmhouse built by Abraham Pennock in 1875, rises into view as you drive down the gravel lane. With over an acre of gardens and specimen trees and bordering a 6.5 acre nature preserve on the Darby Creek, the serenity of the setting belies the fact that it is just a 15-minute train ride to Center City Philadelphia and a short drive to the Airport. In warm weather, you can sit on the expansive back porch and listen to the sounds of owls. In winter, relax in front of the large, modern wood-burning stove in the living room. There are grand views of the gardens and the Darby Creek valley from the arching third floor windows. The house is on the National Historical Home registry and is named the "Mansion Violet" on early maps of the area. Indeed, the yard erupts into beautiful native violets in the spring. The gardens have been recovered and planted by the current owners to reflect that the first owner was the patriarch of Philadelphia's Pennock Florists at the time the "Mansion" was built. "Violet" was first renovated in 1890 by Minerva Parker, one of the first woman architects in America. It has been lovingly cared for and continually updated to accommodate 21st century living. Recent improvements include a totally renovated kitchen and a new heating system. The house combines many original features with the comfort of modern conveniences. The Two Bedroom integral apartment with private access is a wonderful asset renting at $1,000 monthly. It is truly a one-of-a-kind home! Located within walking distance of the shops of Lansdowne, the Public Library and the Farmer's Market.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Unknown Elementary School Unknown Middle School Unknown High School
Price History
11/25/2018 Listed $479,970
5/10/2019 4% - $464,970

General Features

Accessibility None
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
County/Parish DELAWARE
Exclusions D R Chandelier
Garage Y/N No
Levels 3+
MLS Area Lansdowne Boro (10423)
New Construction No
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 101.08
Property Type Residential
School District WILLIAM PENN
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2018
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning R

Interior Features

Abovegradefinishedareasource Assessor
Abovegradefinishedareaunits Square Feet
Appliances Oven - Wall, Commercial Range, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor, Energy Efficient Appliances, Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher
Basement Full, Unfinished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.0
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 3 6
Central Air Y/N No
Cooling Wall Unit
Finished Area Above Grade 4600
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Wood
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Heating Hot Water
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Interior Features Kitchen - Island, 2nd Kitchen, Stall Shower, Breakfast Area
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 4600
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Other
Total Baths 5
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 2

Exterior Features

Architectural Style Victorian
Construction Materials Stucco
Fencing Other
Lot Dimensions IRREGULAR
Lot Features Irregular, Open, Trees/Wooded
Lot Size Acres 1.16
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 50399.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s)
Pool (Y/N) No Pool
Sewer Public Sewer
Type of Parking Driveway
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19050

AVG $180K
AVG $5,976
AVG 57
Year Built
AVG 1930
AVG 65
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

Looking for more comfortable experience?

Check out our mobile application and browse the properties as no other.