Every week, Cindy Ridgway tours new listings throughout Lower Merion and Narberth. She toured quite a few in Wynnewood this week. If you think it feels like it's hard to pin down just exactly where "Wynnnewood" is, you're not alone! Wynnewood is very big and has an unusual shape. It's actually comprised of many, very different neighborhoods, with different feels and home styles, and some quite a distance from each other. If specific LMSD schools are important to you, make sure you have an agent who knows the boundaries for each catchment area - it's not as simple as you might think! Here are some of the homes Cindy toured, and her notes:
Cindy's tour started in Penn Valley, with this 3506 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial. Listed for an even $1M, it sits on over 2/3 of an acre in the neighborhood behind Penn Valley Elementary School. The eat-in kitchen is large, with a big granite dining island with a cooktop. Off the kitchen is a nice back deck, next to a paver patio. Two of the second floor bedrooms have en-suite baths. The master has a sitting room and his & her closets. See more at: 211 Ardleigh Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
Next up was this 3305 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath Tudor, listed for $699K. The 1/3 acre lot is in a Merion Station neighborhood close to the St Joseph's campus and the Merion Botanical Park. The wonderful curb appeal is matched by the perfectly charming interior with original moldings and some vintage leaded windows. An old-world-style kitchen has two stoves, soapstone counters, a pantry and a back staircase. The fifth bedroom includes a full bath, offering in-law or au pair suite possibilities. Check this one out at: 3 Merion Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
The Wynnewood part of Cindy's tour started in the Penn Wynne section, in a neighborhood near the Perelman School and Kaiserman JCC. This first home is a completely renovated 2502 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $499,900. Everything feels fresh and new after the renovation, which included a new, modern kitchen and an open concept first floor. See for yourself at: 1418 Dorset Ln, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
The next of the Wynnewood homes on Cindy's tour this week was this 1186 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath twin. If you're looking for school walkability, you can't do much better than this Penn Wynne location, in the neighborhood behind Penn Wynne Elementary. Listed for $325K, the home has a newer kitchen and HVAC, and new paint and carpeting. The home has a basement, and a garage out back. See the rest at: 1473 Hampstead Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Just a few blocks away from Penn Wynne ES, on the other side of Haverford Road from the last home, is this 2750 sq ft, 4 bed/3.2 bath center hall colonial. It sits on a third of an acre lot, and is listed for $875K. The home has a 2-car garage and a nice lawn outside, and plenty of upgrades inside, like an updated kitchen, 2-zone AC and 4-zone heat. The nicely finished basement is a great bonus space. See the details and more pictures at: 421 Witley Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Here's another center hall stone colonial in Wynnewood. This 1756 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath home, listed for $465K, is just down the street from the South Ardmore Park. Recent upgrades include a new roof, powder room, replacement windows, basement floor, and newly refinished hardwoods. The seller indicates that buyers may want to attend to some paint and cosmetic projects. See more at: 611 Greythorne Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Also in that South Ardmore Park neighborhood, and just two streets over from the last Wynnewood home, is this 2566 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath colonial, listed for $619K. Outside is a small deck and a fenced, flat backyard. The basement is half finished and half storage. Harwood floors are throughout the first floor and some of the second, and the kitchen is updated with granite and stainless. See more photos and details at: 615 Latham Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Last up was this 1252 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath twin in Narberth Borough. It's listed in as-is condition for $270K. This may be the perfect opportunity for a young family looking for a Narberth home under $300K. The home has a newer full bath and laundry room on the first floor, a covered front porch, and an unfinished basement. See the details and the rest of the pictures at: 227 Wayne Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
The summer doesn't have as many new listings as the spring, but there are always at least a few new ones to see. Cindy bounced back and forth a few times between home and the shore, but she still managed to see several homes that hit the market this July. Here are a few of them:
Cindy's tour started with a number of homes in Bala, including this pretty stone colonial in the College Park neighborhood. It's a 3272 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath, listed for $819K, after a $31K price reduction. Updates include new bathrooms, new HVAC, paint, windows, and a new 50-year roof. See all the details and more pictures here: 11 Overhill Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Also in Bala was this 2092 sq ft, 5 bed/3 bath, on a tree-lined street, in the neighborhood between the library and City Ave. The highlight outside is the great, wrap-around front porch. Inside, check out the large, renovated eat-in kitchen, and the renovated third floor with two bedrooms and a new full bath. It's listed for $574,900. See the rest at: 152 Upland Terrace, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
In the Bala neighborhood across Belmont Ave from the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Cindy toured this 4 bed/3.1 bath split-level stone colonial. Listed for $619,900, this home has 2540 sq ft of living space on a third of an acre. A newly upgraded kitchen has marble countertops and a breakfast bar. The full bath on the main floor give the home first-floor living possibilities. See the whole photo gallery and all the details at: 108 David Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
The largest of the Bala homes on Cindy's tour was right around the corner from the last one. It's a 5586 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath stone colonial, with wonderful curb appeal, listed for $1.125M. The grounds outside are well-landscaped, with a private back yard and patio. The big, renovated, eat-in kitchen is bright and white. See more at: 124 Colwyn Ln, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
The first of two Merion Station homes on Cindy's tour was this 3822 sq ft, 6 bed/3.1 bath, listed for $750K. This center hall home sits on a quarter-acre lot in the neighborhood between the Merion train station and St. Charles Seminary. Upgrades include new electrical wiring and a freshly painted interior. See the rest at: 103 Merbrook Ln, Merion Station, PA 19066.
This next Merion Station home is in a great neighborhood close to General Wayne Park and the Bala schools. It's a 2482 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath colonial, listed for $650K. The home has a number of upgrades, but the highlight is a bright, renovated modern kitchen, with Calcutta countertops, plenty of white cabinetry and a breakfast area. See more pictures and details at: 546 Winding Way, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Commuters - you can't get too much closer to the train station than this his 2396 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath in Wynnewood. It's in that cute neighborhood between Narberth and Suburban Square, and close to the new Whole Foods and the Wynnewood shopping center. There is a covered porch out front, and a nice covered deck and a garage out back on this quarter-acre lot. Listed for $839K, this home has a a newer kitchen with granite, and high end stainless appliances. See more at: 300 Hathaway Lane, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Last, but not least, was this big 5 bed/3.2 bath on close to an acre, across the street from Ashbridge Park in North Bryn Mawr. Listed for $1.215M, it features amenities you'd expect at the price point, like beautiful new bathrooms and a gorgeous new white kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters and center island, and high-end stainless appliances. See for yourself at: 137 Airdale Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.