LR Fireplace
A Unique History

This home was constructed by hand by a young carpenter, Ben, for his new bride, Sara, in 1939 - 1940.  Built without a blue print, it was inspired by a photo they saw in the Harrisburg Patriot.   Ben passed away in 1947.  His widow lived here until she sold to the present owner in 1984. The original roof lasted 63 years and the original untouched brickwork looks like it was repointed yesterday.  This is truly a one of a kind, solidly built house.  It is in excellent condition and must be seen to be appreciated!

1027 W Beaver Ave, State College, PA (Ferguson Twp) 16801
Front of house

Beautiful, Unique Small Home for Sale by Owner:  $242,900

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to PSU campus. This home was hand-crafted by the original owner who took two years to build in 1939 - 1940. Unique design with LR, DR, and kitchen on first floor and three bedrooms and bath on second floor. Powder room in finished basement. Laundry area in basement. East-facing open side porch; enclosed small back porch off kitchen. Many new and upgraded features.  You would be only the third owner. Must see to appreciate! SCROLL DOWN to see photos, details, and contact information.

Back Yard
Back Yard toward House
Back Yard 2
Back Yard from House
Side Porch
East Side
Enclosed Rear Porch
LR Fireplace View
Living Room Fireplace
Bathroom Vanities
Twin Bathroom Vanities
Living Room West View
Living Room West View
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Upstairs Hallway
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Large Front Bedroom

Features and Amenities

  • Brick/aluminum exterior
  • Oak wood floors throughout
  • Oak cabinets in kitchen and bathroom
  • Wood trim on all closets, doors, and doorways
  • Large 2nd floor bathroom updated Feb 2016
  • Double sink bathroom vanity and med cabinets
  • Heat:  hot water radiator
  • New (Dec 2016) efficient gas boiler w/10 year transferable warranty
  • 4 events x 7 day programmable thermostat
  • Window air conditioners (5)
  • Large, insulated attic
  • Working brick fireplace
  • Electric Range
  • Maytag dishwasher
  • Double basin kitchen sink w/ disposer
  • Maytag washer / dryer
  • Large porcelain laundry tubs
  • Basement powder room
  • Water softener and filter
  • Enclosed rear porch (seasonal use)
  • 40 year shingle roof (2003)
  • Detached large 1 car garage
  • Garage door lift system w/ emergency battery backup
  • Lawn mower / Snow blower
  • First year lawn mowing service included

More Particulars

  • Bedrooms:  3
  • Bathrooms:  1.5
  • Approximate lot size:  60x140
  • 1st and 2nd Floor:  1456 sq ft
  • Basement Finished: 450 sq ft
  • Basement Unfinished: 250 sq ft
  • Year Built / Finished:  1940
  • Property Taxes 2016:  $2135
  • School District:  SCASD
  • Inspection Report:  Included
  • Possession:  June 2017 / Negotiable

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Contact Information

OUR SALE PRICE IS $242,900.   My name is Stan Scanlon.  My wife and I are selling the house on our own without a real estate agent. That means savings for both us and the buyer.

We are showing the home only by appointment. To be most efficient, we are only considering those who have a pre-approval letter from a local bank. Of course cash buyers are welcome, too. No real estate agents, please, unless your buyer is willing to pay your fee.

The best way to contact me is to CALL 814-325-0204.  Please leave a message with your full name, phone number, and the best time to contact you.  Thank you for your interest!