If these walls could talk. Yes, it’s a cliché—but we really want to know what went on at this unassuming split-level home in Pennsylvania.
And we’re not the only ones who are curious.
“I would love to know this story. I would imagine that everyone that went into this house left with the great memory, a smile on their face, or a major hangover. It’s a place where it’s hard to not have a good time,” says Jamie Kerezsi, the listing agent for the residence on Warren Boulevard in Broomall, PA.
The three-bedroom home went on the market last week for $325,000. It attracted 13 offers—in 24 hours. It’s now off the market, and a deal is imminent.
The interest was fueled by the home’s wild basement and its reputation.
“It’s called the Boom Boom Room,” Kerezsi says with a laugh.
She says she’s had many comments along the lines of: “We know the Boom Boom Room,” adding, “They sort of leave it at that.”
Many people, she reports, recall that that they’ve had some of the best times there.
“I’ve gotten some people,” she says, “begging, ‘Hey, can we throw a party there? Can we please get inside to do one big shindig?’”
The 1,500-square-foot house was built in 1961, and the owners of the Boom Boom Room bought it in 1968.
Last year, the wife passed away, several years after her husband, and the home was sold as is, as part of an estate sale.
A separate sale is planned for the one-of-a-kind furnishings, some of them antiques. Kerezsi told us she wants to buy the sofas.
“It’s wild. I mean it’s super cool,” Kerezsi says of the home and its decor.
Wild and cool are just two of the numerous adjectives one could use to describe the interior spaces. The entryway has a thick wallpaper mural with a waterfall theme, stone walls, palm trees, and red-and-black shag carpet.
The kitchen and dining areas are straight out of the late 1960s, and the kitchen has the same distinctive geometric flooring as the basement, as well as an eat-in bar.
The bedrooms are of a decent size, and one has a unique feature.
“There are mirrors everywhere,” Kerezsi says. “The one whole wall is mirrors and metallic silver wallpaper. You can see everything from every angle in that bedroom. I hope all the lights are out.”
One of the bathrooms features retro pink tile and the other has another unusual feature.
“The one toilet has pressed flowers in the toilet seat: a custom-pressed toilet seat,” Kerezsi explains.
Quirks aside, the house does offer great bones, Kerezsi notes.
“It’s a great layout. It’s a great split-level, with a ton of curb appeal. The backyard is magnificent. It’s very rare to get a beautiful flat back lot anymore,” she says. “You have to see the potential.”
Apart from the party vibe, the home’s location is also a major plus. The Philadelphia suburb has good schools, lower taxes, and a nice sense of community, Kerezsi says, adding that several neighbors have made offers on the home.
She says she hopes the new owners enjoy the home as much as the previous owners appeared to.
“I hope they pass along this wonderful atmosphere, and the generations that come are talking about it.”
Meanwhile, she would like to know exactly what happened on some of the wild nights inside.
“I wish I was there as a fly on the wall in the ’70s, ’80s, or ’90s,” she says. “This woman had to be absolutely fabulous. I want to meet her.”
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