It's settlement season in the real estate business! Late June and early July is harvest time for many of the home sales from the Spring market, as buyers and sellers are often looking to handle their moves between school seasons. While the Spring market is technically over, there are still quite a few new listing hitting the market each week. Cindy toured many of them, and took notes on a dozen or so. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
,Cindy's tour started with the biggest new listing of the week, and probably one of the grander Main Line homes for sale this year. Those of you with a very flexible budget will want to schedule of showing of this 8 bed/9.4 bath mansion, listed for a cool $14.9M. The home sits on a 17 acre lot in Villanova on a private drive, next to the Academy of Notre Dame and across the street from the Overbrook Golf Club. It has everything you'd expect for a $15 million property and more. See for yourself at: 770 Godfrey Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.
Cindy saw a number of homes in Wynnewood in the past week or so, including this 4223 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial, with a third of an acre on a quiet, tree-lined street. Updates include a renovated master bath and new third-floor windows. That third floor has two bedrooms and a full bath, so it may work as an au pair suite. See more at: 1337 Medford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In Wynnewood's Shortridge neighborhood, Cindy toured this 1868 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath colonial cape. Cindy Ridgway team member, Phoebe DuPont Harris, brought her clients there and went under contract this week. This home was listed in "as-is" condition for $520K. The sellers indicate that the formal dining room was once a first-floor master. Converting it back to would not only make it a 4-bedroom again, but also offers one-floor living possibilities. See the rest at: 424 Holly Ln, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Still in Wynnewood, but across Haverford Road, on the Penn Wynne Elementary side, is this 1609 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath brick colonial. Listed for $379K, it has a covered front porch, nice back yard with a shed, a driveway, and a one-car attached garage. Inside has hardwood floors throughout, a wood-burning fireplace, dining room and breakfast nook. See details and photos at: 526 Rock Glen Dr, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In the Wynnewood neighborhood behind Penn Wynne Elementary is this 1640 sq ft, 3 bed/3 bath twin. There's a detached garage, facing the alley out back, that's currently used as a shed, a flat grass back yard and a composite deck. A newer kitchen with white cabinets has plenty of storage, and the finished basement adds some more living space. Upgrades included a renovated hall bath, and split level AC. See what else you get for the $389K list price, and more pics and details at: 262 Trent Rd, Wynnewood, Pa 19096.
Still in Wynnewood, but east on Haverford Ave a bit, and closer to Penn Wynne Park, is this 2044 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $629K. The first floor features a kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, a separate pantry, and a sunny all-seasons room. The master suite has a renovated bath and a walk-in closet. Out back is a big, cottage-like two car garage. See more at: 1362 Overbrook Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Moving on to Penn Valley, Cindy toured this 3760 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath renovated home, listed for $1.295M. It sits on 2/3 of an acre, in the neighborhood next to Welsh Valley Middle School. It's not new construction, but so much has been renovated that it feels like it is. See the gorgeous new kitchen, big well-designed closets, and modern bathrooms. Look for yourself at: 1311 Flat Rock Rd, Penn valley, PA 19072.
Also in Penn Valley was this 6 bed/4.1 bath Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, listed for $1.275M. It has close to an acre of land, leaving plenty of room to set it far back from the road, with a circular driveway, a huge two-car garage, and a pool out back. Everything is nice in this house with smart storage and built-ins throughout. Even the lower level is gorgeous, with a fireplace, workout room, and a wine cellar. See for yourself at: 515 Conshohocken State Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
The third in the trio of million-dollar Penn Valley homes was this 4 bed/5 bath stone cape. Listed for $1.015M, it has 4189 sq ft of living space on half an acre, near Penn Valley Elementary. The eat-in kitchen has high-end stainless appliances, and the master bedroom has a massive walk-in closet. The bedroom on the opposite side of the house from the master has a separate entrance, and could work as an au pair or in-law suite. See the rest at: 726 Bryn Mawr Ave, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
Next up on Cindy's tour was this 1662 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath cape in Merion Station. Listed for $575K, this one sits on half an acre, with a nice shady back yard with grassy and wooded areas. With the first floor master, this home offers that one-floor living some buyers are looking for. See more at: 609 General Lafayette Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
In one of the "Near-berth sections of Merion Station, close to Narberth Borough and Shortridge Park, this home is listed for $479K. It's a 1564 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath stone center hall colonial on an almost-1/4-acre lot in a great location for walking to Narberth's downtown or Merion Elementary. The back yard is wonderful, with a swing set, shed, covered patio, sitting area, and more. Inside, there's an updated kitchen and newer central AC. Check this one out at: 533 E. Wynnewood Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066.
You may have missed your chance at this Narberth Borough home, on Haverford Ave. The list price was $675K, for a 4 bed/2.1 bath, but it already went under agreement.
Cindy Ridgway's weekly tours of new listings throughout the Lower Merion School district always give a good glimpse of the new market inventory. What follows are notes from five of the listings Cindy saw in Lower Merion this week. The properties include a couple of twins in the $400s and three larger homes in the million-plus range.
Cindy's tour started with this 1780 sq dt, 4 bed/2.1 bath twin in the Bala neighborhood near the library. Listed for $449K, this one has a 4th bedroom and a full bath on the finished third floor, which might make a cool full-floor master suite. The home also has two-zone central AC, a big basement, and a driveway. See more at: 173 Upland Terrace, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
This Merion Station home is in the Academyville neighborhood, located between Merion Mercy and the Cynwyd Elementary and Middle Schools. It's a 4148 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath center hall stone colonial, on a third of an acre, listed for $1.065M. The newer eat-in kitchen has granite counters, a double oven, and a sub-zero fridge. A remodeled master bath has a big glass-enclosed shower and custom tile. There's a big, finished lower level, and a three-seasons porch that leads to a slate patio and a flat back yard. See the rest at: 235 Winding Way, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Also in Merion Station, but right on Narberth Borough's southern border is this 1863 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath twin. The list price of $465K gets you a driveway and attached garage, a covered front porch, and an updated kitchen. This great "Near"berth neighborhood is just a block away from Merion Elementary. See for yourself at: 530 Valley View Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
In the Wynnewood neighborhood behind Lower Merion High School, Cindy saw this 5876 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath estate manor home. Listed for $1.45M, this home sits on 3/4 of an acre on a quiet street. It has been extensively renovated since 2014, including an updated eat-in kitchen, huge and loaded master bath, finished basement and new landscaping outside. Great curb appeal. See all the details and the photo gallery at: 333 Llanfair Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Last up was a Wynnewood home in the neighborhood across the street from Lower Merion High School. This 4763 sq ft, 7 bed/5.2 bath English-style manor home has been named "Maple Oaks". For a list price of $1.3M, you can have 3/4 of an acre of well-kept wooded grounds, with a patio and a pool, along with a pool cottage/garage. Inside is a billiards room, high-end kitchen, and the pictured wine cellar. See the rest of the photos at: 432 Wister Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.