Cindy Ridgway tours new listings in and around the Lower Merion School District every week, and then shares her notes on this page. If you're looking to sell and want to get a good gauge on prices, or you're looking to buy and want to see inventory, this weekly tour is a good advance scouting tool. Half of the homes listed this week are in the $Million+ price category, but homes at all price levels have hit the market this Spring. If you need an expert on the local real estate market, get Cindy on YOUR side!
Cindy started her tour with a couple of homes in Merion Station neighborhoods close to the the Bala schools, Cynwyd Elementary and Bala Cynwyd Middle. The first home was this 4761 sq ft, 6 bed/4.2 bath brick and stone Tudor, listed for $1.35M. It sits on a half-acre+ lot in a neighborhood of beautiful homes. The first thing you'll notice is the "port-cochere" - like an elegant stone pillared "carport", leading to a gorgeous front porch. Inside is just as nice, matching classic charm with a modern kitchen and baths. See more at: 222 Derwen Rd, Merion Station.
The other Merion Station home Cindy toured is in the neighborhood surrounding General Wayne Park. It's a 2386 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $749K. The updated eat-in kitchen is open to the family room and adjacent to a formal dining room. Upgrades include renovated bathrooms, new heat, AC, and water heater and a finished basement. The flat back yard has a nice, newer, large deck and a shed. See the rest at: 517 Mercer Rd, Merion Station.
Cindy's tour included a few Wynnewood homes, including this big 7644 sq ft, 6 bed/5.2 bath brick colonial, listed for $1.675M. At just under an acre, the fenced lot is well-landscaped, with a circular driveway, patio and gardens, and a pool with a cabana. The in-law suite above the three-car garage adds possibilities for those who need private quarters. The eat-in kitchen is big, with granite, high-end appliances, a center island and an area for a desk/workspace. The master suite is well-appointed with dual walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom. See for yourself at: 318 Ingeborg Rd, Wynnewood.
In one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, not far from South Ardmore Park, Cindy toured a quiet listing that hasn't been added to the MLS yet. It's a 3 bed/2 bath, being offered at $424,900. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, have Cindy keep you updated on it.
In the Wynnewood neighborhood behind the Lower Merion HS athletic fields, Cindy toured this 3876 sq ft, 4 bed/4.2 bath expanded ranch, listed for $829K. It was listed as "Coming Soon" earlier this week, and has just hit the market. With three bedrooms and baths on the main level, it has real "one-floor" living possibilities for the right buyer. The second floor expansion includes some living space and a bath accessible by a private staircase - a set-up that might work well as quarters for an au-pair or other live-in help. see details and all the photos at: 255 Fairhill Rd, Wynnewood.
Last up in Wynnewood was this 4874 sq ft, 6 bed/5.1 bath , with a 3/4-acre lot on a private lane. Listed for $1.575M, this 1920's stone home has extensive landscaping, a patio and a pool out back. It's full of character features like traditional moldings, built-ins, tray ceilings, and fireplaces. The modern kitchen has ceiling-height white cabinets, stainless appliances, marble countertops, and radiant heat in the floor. The master suite has amazing walk-in closets and a marble bathroom with a large walk-in shower. See more at: 410 Roslyn Ln, Wynnewood.
SIn Ardmore, not far from Suburban Square, Cindy saw this 5626 sq ft, 7 bed/4.2 bath center hall stone colonial, listed for $1.495M. The home achieves that nice blend of classic main line charm throughout, with the modern amenities where you want them. The modern touches include a finished basement, set up as game room, a modern kitchen, and a Master bath with steam shower, whirlpool tub, heated floor and adjoining dressing room. see for yourself at: 121 Bleddyn Rd, Ardmore.
Looking to stay on top of the real estate market in and around the Lower Merion School District? Every week Cindy Ridgway tours new listings and reports back with her notes on what's out there. If you have any questions about any of these homes, or you need expert help buying or selling in this area, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy's tour started in Bala's Belmont Hills neighborhood, with this 1992 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath colonial, listed for $399K. Buyers who need a first floor bedroom will like that there is a full bath on the first floor with a room that could function as a fourth bedroom, den or office. The home also has a driveway and an unfinished basement. See more at: 27 S. Washington Ave, Bala Cynwyd.
Just a block away from the train station, in Merion Station, was this 1749 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath twin, listed for $374,800. The updated kitchen has granite and stainless. A finished basement provides that great extra space for a kids playroom. There's a fenced-in yard and a patio out back. It's already under contract, but you can see the rest of the details and photos at: 168 Idris Rd, Merion Station.
Narberth Borough listings usually draw a crowd, and this one is right up the street from the center of town. It's a 2254 sq ft, 4 bed 2.1 bath colonial, listed for $525K. Like many Narberth homes, it has a nice covered front porch, but unlike many, it also has a driveway and garage! The backyard isn't huge, but it's cute, and has a nice flagstone patio. Much of the interior has been updated, including the white modern kitchen, the electric and the new paint. See the rest at: 403 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth.
Brynwood Manor is a tiny little private neighborhood in Narberth Borough, on the northern border. This 1165 sq ft, 2 bed/1.1 bath brick cottage was listed for $399K, but already went under contract. Upgrades include refinished floors, new roof and siding, update electric, and an updated kitchen, with stainless appliances. The property has a garage and driveway, and an unfinished basement, with laundry and storage. See for yourself at: 12 Brynwood Mnr, Narberth.
Looking for something a little larger? Next Cindy toured this 5998 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.275M. It sits on 1.4 acre lot in the woods of Penn Valley, down by the river. The back yard is impressive, with a flagstone terrace nice landscaping, and a water garden with waterfall, and a pool. The big, eat-in kitchen has high-end appliances, skylights, and sliding doors to a flagstone patio. The master suite is large and loaded with features. A finished basement adds additional recreation space. Check it out at: 444 Hidden River Rd, Penn Valley.
In one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, Cindy toured this 3266 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial. It was listed for $649,900, and quickly went under contract. The house has hardwood floors throughout, high-velocity AC, and a brand new, white and grey, modern kitchen. The lower level has laundry, storage and access to the attached garage. See more at: 12 Meredith Rd, Wynnewood.
In Bryn Mawr, not far from Bryn Mawr College and Harriton High School, Cindy saw this newly listed 4000 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.33M. The home has classic features, like arched doorways, deep windowsills, and built-in cabinetry and shelving. The modern, eat-in kitchen has a center island and a breakfast area with high ceilings and exposed beams. Want a sitting room or a fireplace in your master suite? This home has both! See for yourself at: 603 Woodleave Rd, Bryn Mawr.
This next Bryn Mawr home looks like a castle, is as big as one, and the amenities will make you feel like a king or queen. It's a 9238 sq ft, 5 bed/5.3 bath Tudor-style estate home, listed for $2.395M. This mansion, that the owners call, "Castlebridge", sits on an acre+ lot halfway between Harriton High School and the Philadelphia Country Club. The home has grand finishes everywhere you look, and includes a pool, home theater, stunning kitchen, hidden wine room, and too many other features to mention. You need to see this one to believe it, so browse the gallery at: 1079 Baron Dr, Bryn Mawr.
In Bryn Mawr's Coopertown neighborhood, Cindy toured this 1787 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial. The asking price was $448K, and the home is already under agreement. It's a nice house, with an updated kitchen, and updated bath, and some freshly painted rooms. The full bath in the lower level gives it some real possibilities to use not only as entertaining space, but as a guest or au pair suite. See more at: 213 Landover Rd, Bryn Mawr.
Still in Bryn Mawr, in that same Coopertown neighborhood, Cindy toured this renovated 1770 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath stone colonial. This one was listed for $520K, and is also under contract. The updated kitchen is white and modern, with polished marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Beyond the kitchen is a wonderful family room with tons of light from the skylights, windows and sliding doors to the patio. See the rest at: 173 Clemson Rd, Bryn Mawr.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.