It almost feels like every Lower Merion home sale is closing this week because the local real estate offices are scheduled practically nonstop with back-to-back settlements. With all that transaction activity, it's hard to believe that there are still homes out there just hitting the market - but the summer market is actually alive and well. This week, Cindy was busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest, and she still managed to squeeze in visits to ten of the new listings in and around Lower Merion.
Narberth's Hansen Court neighborhood isn't new, except when you compare it to the rest of the Borough! This popular cul-de-sac definitely has a more modern feel to its architecture, along with its great Narberth location for shopping , eating and commuting. This 3 bed/2.1 bath French Colonial has 2798 sq ft, and a list price of $645K. It has a newer kitchen, with granite and stainless and a great master suite. What the charming backyard lacks in size, it more than makes up for with a combination of sun, shade and privacy. See for yourself at: 2 Hansen Court, Narberth, PA 19072.
Next was this 4 bed/2.1 bath colonial on a small cul-de-sac street off N. Wynnewood Ave in Narberth Borough. It has a fairly modern kitchen, with a large, attached breakfast room. The master has plenty of storage and a renovated master bath. The yard is nice, and decent-sized, by Narberth standards. Of course, along with all the wonderful things Narberth living offers, homeowners do often need to compromise on yard size. See the pictures and more details at: 7 Langdon Lane, Narberth, PA 19072.
In nearby Merion Station, not far from Merion Botanical Park, is this big 6 bed/4.2 bath home. It has 5220 sq ft of interior living space, plus it sits on over an acre of land with a pool and a carriage house. You'd probably want to bring your own upgrades to this one, but is certainly has all the space, the bedrooms, and the lot size you'll need. The home is listed at $1.175M, after a recent price reduction of $320K. See the gallery of photos and all the details at: 125 Raynham Road, Merion Station, PA 19066.
On the edge of Bala Cynwyd's College Park neighborhood, is this completely restored 4 bed/3.1 bath home. It sits on 2/3 of an acre, with a detached garage out back. The $990K price tag gets you a home that has been renovated from top to bottom, with an immaculate new high-end kitchen, and pretty much new everything else to go with it! This blend of an old house with all the new upgrades is going to be just what some buyer is looking for. If that might be you, check out the rest of it at: 75 W. Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
When you think of Ardmore, the vibrant business district with new restaurants and nearby Suburban Square may come to mind first. It's easy to forget that it's also home to some spectacular properties like this 5963 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath mansion. Listed at $2.499M, it might be out of your price range - but it costs nothing to check out the photo gallery here: 300 Glenn Road, Ardmore, PA 19003.
The only Bryn Mawr property on Cindy's tour was this 4 bed/3 bath stone colonial cape, listed at $779K. The 2748 sq ft of interior living space includes a large first floor master suite, a newer kitchen and a two-car garage. The .80 acres outside has nice landscaping, a flagstone patio and a circular driveway. See the rest of the details and photos here: 831 Gatemore Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
This next home on Cindy's tour is a 4 bed/1.1 bath colonial on tree-lined Beechwood Road, in between Wynnewood, Havertown, and Penn Wynne. Listed at $410K, this 2010 sq ft home has hardwood floors throughout, underneath the carpeting. There's a pantry off the kitchen, and the laundry has been moved upstairs, in what could be converted back into the fourth bedroom. See more at: 842 Beechwood Road, Lower Merion, PA 19083.
Cindy also saw this 1758 sq ft 3 bed/2 bath, in Wynnewood's Shortridge neighborhood. The large driveway wraps around to an attached rear-facing two-car garage. Also in the back is a heated and cooled sunroom, with windows on three sides, that accesses the living room and the kitchen. The unfinished attic space may have some possibilities. See for yourself at: 1025 Nicholson Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Also in the Shortridge neighborhood, was this 4 bed/3.1 bath 3-story center hall stone colonial. It has a newer kitchen with whoite cabinets, stainless appliances and a wonderful glass-enclosed breakfast room. Listed at $635K, the home is on an almost quarter-acre lot that couldn't get much closer to the new Whole Foods and all the other Wynnewood shops and restaurants. See the rest at: 1018 Clover Hill Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
There was also a quiet listing in Wynnewood, a 3 bed/1.5 bath stone colonial for $425K. It's near Shortridge Park and Merion Elementary, and has a quiet backyard. Ask Cindy if you want some more info on this one.
These next few weeks are remarkable as being the most popular time period for settlements in the Lower Merion School District - you might say it is "harvest time" for the Spring market home sales! Expect to see plenty of moving trucks in the area, and don't forget to welcome your new neighbors to the community. Cindy and her team had a few of those "closings" this week, but Cindy still managed to get out to see a few new listings on the early-week house tour.
The first home from Cindy's tour this week is a 4 bed/3.1 bath in the Merion Station neighborhood bordered by Narberth, St. Joe's and St Charles Seminary. Listed at $750K, it has 3832 sq ft of living space on a lot with more than half an acre of flat yard with good trees. The kitchen isn't brand new, but it is nice and big, and has a walk-in pantry. The home has plenty of space inside and out, plus an unfinished basement, big driveway and two-car garage. See more at: 68 Raynham Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Cindy toured a few homes with pools this week, a feature that's not especially common in Lower Merion. This 4 bed/2.1 bath, 3712 sq ft, Georgian-manor style, home in Wynnewood's Indian Creek neighborhood has a big, beautiful pool in a nicely landscaped backyard. The home has hardwoods floors under the carpets, an eat-in kitchen with stainless and granite, and a price tag of $799,500. See the rest at: 226 W. Indian Creek Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Also in Wynnewood, and also with a pool, is this 4 bed/2.1 bath, listed at $610K. This home has 2488 sq ft of living space on a third of an acre in a great neighborhood. It has central AC, hardwood floors and a 2-car garage. See for yourself at: 542 Sussex Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In the Penn Wynne section of Wynnewood is this 3 bed/2.1 bath 2301 sq ft split level. It sits on a quarter of an acre, with a big front yard featuring a creek with a footbridge. This one has lots of upgrades, like a newer kitchen, baths, heat and AC systems, and it's listed at $550K. See the gallery of photos and all the details at: 1218 Drayton Lane, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Over in Bala, is this 4 bed/2.1 bath split level close to the Belmont Hills pool and library. It has 3016 sq ft, with refinished hardwood floors and a new kitchen, and two updated baths, for a list price of $636K. The walkout den on the ground floor leads to a slate patio and a decent-sized backyard. See more at: 1302 Gainsboro Circle, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
The beautiful College Park section of Bala has some great homes, including this new listing, a 4 bed/3.1 bath, 2400 sq ft stone Normandy. Listed at $645,900, there's a flagstone patio out front and a nice little back yard. Inside are plenty of updates, including some new baths, new AC, windows and closets, roof and gutters. Check out the photo gallery to see the rest, here: 5 E. Amherst Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.