Property Crush

Peek Inside This Split-Level for Sale with a Basement Speakeasy Called “the Boom Boom Room”

published Sep 24, 2020
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The details

  • Address: 608 Warren Blvd., Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • Price: $325,000
  • Size: 1,520 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
Credit: Keller Williams Real Estate

Why we have a crush on this property

When you look at real estate listings every day for a living like I do, you start to notice things. My favorite observation over the years relates to split-level houses. Most people scroll right past these run-of-the-mill dwellings. But hear me out: there’s always a chance your regular vinyl siding-clad abode is concealing something much more outlandish. 

The best time capsule houses are always unassuming on the outside. My favorite will continue to be this psychedelic pad I found in Framingham, Mass. But my latest fixation is this jewel for sale in the suburbs of Philadelphia. You wouldn’t know it from the street, but the seemingly average home has a basement speakeasy called “the Boom Boom Room.”

Credit: Keller Williams Real Estate

You get an idea that this house is not like other houses after stepping through the front door. A lounge area near the entryway features a tropical wall mural, plus some oversized plants, a shag rug, and some groovy chairs. Things get shinier in the nearby dining room, where there’s a retro chandelier and a glass china cabinet. 

The fun continues downstairs in the aforementioned Boom Boom Room. There, you’ll find huge faux palm trees, plush hula dancers and tropical birds, plus some vintage sofas. The tufted leather bar comes complete with a disco ball, not to mention a “Boom Boom Room” sign hanging from the ceiling.

Credit: Keller Williams Real Estate

The house flaunts other ’60s and ’70s details, too—there’s the pink-tiled bathroom, some wood paneling, walls of mirrors, and even more shag carpeting. The price tag on this perfectly preserved property? $325,000. It’s listed by Jamie Kerezsi with Keller Williams Real Estate.

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