Malvern Bank House of the Week: Charming Dutch Colonial in Havertown

A Dutch Colonial for sale at 511 Valley Road in Havertown

Teresa Hoffman sand her husband, John, liked the family-friendly atmosphere of the Havertown neighborhood where their Dutch Colonial home at 511 Valley Road was located, writes Paul Jablow for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Everybody walks everywhere,” she said, “there are block parties.”

They became close friends with their neighbors, one of whom was a contractor who helped the Hoffmans remodel their century-old Dutch Colonial.

But now, with a third son, the couple needs to move to a larger home in the Haverford School District.

So their charming Dutch Colonial home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms is available for sale in Havertown.

The nearly fully remodeled residence in the family-friendly neighborhood. has an added third-floor bedroom and bath and a completely redone kitchen.


They removed a wall to create more open space, added more windows, and transformed part of the two-car garage into a virtual sports bar. The home also boasts hardwood floors throughout.

Sports bar

Highlights on the first floor include the family room with a wood-burning fireplace, an elegant dining room, a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, and a mudroom with access to the back deck.

Dining Room

The second floor is home to the primary and two more bedrooms, along with a full hallway bathroom.

Meanwhile, the basement offers a play area and separate office, along with plenty of storage space.


Outside is just as captivating, with a front porch that would be ideal for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a back deck that is perfect for entertaining or enjoying meals outside.

Back Deck

Read and see more of this house at 511 Valley Road in Havertown, listed for $639,000 at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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