If you can leave the air conditioning long enough to walk to your car, you may be able to see a few new listings this week. In between trips down the shore, Cindy managed to settle on a couple houses with her clients, negotiate some new deals, and even tour a handful of new listings. Here are some of the homes she saw:
The first new listing Cindy toured was just around the corner from the Merion Train Station and the Merion Tribute House. It's a 7371 sq ft, 6 bed/4.1 bath estate, with a 3-car garage carriage house, on a one-acre lot, listed for $1.2M. This home has some stunning features, like the exterior stonework, the wooden staircase and trim, arched doorways and pocket doors. There are some modern features, like the kitchen updates. Buyers may want to add their own touches and amenities, like central AC. See this Main Line classic at: 649 S. Highland Ave, Merion Station.
Just down the street, closer to the St. Charles Seminary side of the neighborhood, is this 4200 sq ft, 6 bed/3.2 bath, listed for $1.295M. It has the classic main line stone exterior, but inside is a total renovation. There are brand new hardwood floors on all three levels and a carpeted finished lower level. The bathrooms are all new, and the new kitchen has brand new versions of all the amenities you'd expect at this price point. The updates also include 2-zone HVAC, all new plumbing and electric, a backup generator, on-demand tankless hot water, new windows, doors, and a new deck. See the rest at: 720 S. Highland Ave, Merion Station.
Just around the corner, is this 3192 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $875K. It sits on a big .7 acre lot with a 1200 sq ft carriage house out back, with a bedroom and two full baths that have lots of possibility as an in-law or guest suite. Just inside the front door is a high-ceilinged foyer with a dramatic staircase and overlooking landing. The white modern kitchen has stainless appliances and a breakfast room. A finished lower level is currently split into an entertaining space and and exercise area. See for yourself at: 325 Baird Rd, Merion Station.
Backing up to the Cynwyd Trail, and just down the street from the Bala train station, is this 2262 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $599,999. The 1/4 acre lot includes a big driveway, two-car garage, a small yard and a pool. The upgraded kitchen has granite counters, high-end appliances, a center island, wine rack, butlers pantry, and a back staircase leading to the second floor. The unfinished lower level is used as a playroom. See more photos and details at: 409 Conshohocken St. Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
The Wynnewood section of Lower Merion is large and full of many diverse neighborhoods. Cindy saw several Wynnewood homes in the last couple of weeks, including this 1224 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath twin, in Penn Wynne, listed for $285K. Parking is easy, because the detached garage out back faces one of those convenient Penn Wynne back alleys. The finished basement has a playroom, family room, and a full bath. See more at: 1457 Braddock Ln, Wynnewood.
A couple blocks from South Ardmore park, Cindy toured this 2020 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath brick Colonial, listed for $600K. It sits on a third of an acre with a two-level rear deck, driveway and two-car attached garage. It has an updated kitchen connected to a family room that is converted from a porch. The finished walk-out lower level has laundry and storage, and has been outfitted with a french drain system. See for yourself at: 1327 Grenox Dr, Wynnewood.
Also in that wonderful South Ardmore Park neighborhood, was this 2270 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath stone Colonial. It was listed for $639K when Cindy toured it, but is currently under agreement. Out back is a shed and a covered porch. The kitchen and master bath have both been updated, and the lower level has been finished. See what you missed at: 608 Fariston Dr, Wynnewood.
In Wynnewood's English Village neighborhood, behind Lower Merion HS, is this 1805 sq ft, one story 3 bed/3 bath, listed for $775K. The home features two things that are somewhat rare in Lower Merion, one-floor living potential, with a first-floor master suite, and new construction. Everything is brand new, of course, and the home also has 625 sq ft of additional living space on the lower level. See more at: 607 Loves Ln, Wynnewood.
Next up, in Wynnewood's Shortridge neighborhood, was this 2270 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath Cape. It was listed for $595K, but has gone under contract since Cindy toured it. The Cape Cod design offers the flexibility of one-floor living, with bedrooms and full baths on the first and second floor. The updated kitchen has a granite counters, with a center island and stainless appliances. The finished lower level has a powder room, living area, laundry, and a cedar closet. Out back is a two-tiered composite deck. See more details and all the photos at: 1004 Nicholson Rd, Wynnewood.
Just outside of Narberth Borough, and not far from the Wynnewood train station, is this 3493 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath farmhouse-style home, listed for $895K. The first floor is wonderful, with heated floors and a big dining room that features exposed beam ceilings and a huge stone fireplace. The kitchen is big and loaded with all the features the family chef might want. See the rest at: 407 Wynmere Rd, Wynnewood.
Each week, Cindy Ridgway tours new listings in and around the Lower Merion School District, making sure that her clients are the first to know about any new wrinkles in the market. The feeding frenzy that was the 2019 Spring Market has subsided enough that new listings are lasting through their opening weekends. This gives patient buyers the opportunity to view and consider more homes without feeling the need to immediately pull the trigger. If you want more info on anything you see here, or want to see some homes in person, just reach out to Cindy to set up a good time.
First up on Cindy's tour this week was a renovated colonial in College Park, listed for $649,999. This 2568 sq ft 4 bed/2.1 bath is all classic Main Line on the outside, with the modern interior amenities buyers want, like a white modern kitchen, with granite and stainless, and renovated bathrooms. Updates include new electric, HVAC, and windows, and a finished basement. See more at: 715 Harvard Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Also in Bala's wonderful College Park neighborhood, was this 2495 Sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $549K. You'll notice in the picture gallery, shots showing the room empty and also with virtual staging. This computer-generated furnishing gives you an idea what a finished room could look like. The interior looks recently painted. Plenty of storage possibilities with the unfinished attic and basement. See more at: 625 Fordham Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Next up was this 5500 sq ft, 7 bed/4.2 bath stone colonial. listed for $1.385M. It sits on a .9 acre lot, with a circular driveway and a pool, just down the street from Wynnewood Valley Park. This is a great house for entertaining, inside and out. In the back, by the pool is a flat yard and a big flagstone patio. The rooms on the first floor are all large, with a kitchen that has six burners, three sinks, a big peninsula, and a huge fridge. There's so much room in the lower level that the space is divided into five different areas for relaxing and entertaining. See for yourself at: 1311 Remington Rd, Wynnewood.
On a half-acre corner lot, just down the street, is this 4203 sq ft, 6 bed/5.1 bath center-hall stone Colonial, listed for $848, 800. There's plenty of parking, with a big driveway and an attached two-car garage. The eat-in kitchen has been remodeled, as has the master bath and the full bath in the finished basement. The master and another second-floor bedroom have access to an second-floor deck. See the details and more photos at: 1335 Remington Rd, Wynnewood.
In the Ardmore neighborhood behind Chestnutwold School, Cindy toured this 1280 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath twin, listed for $279K. It has classic character touches, like newly refinished hardwood floors, crown molding, and arched doorways. Updates include replacement windows throughout, new interior paint, a new roof, and a new stackable washer & dryer (coming). The nice back deck offers some weather shelter for the attached garage, and there's also additional parking. Check it out at: 657 Georges Ln, Ardmore.
A few blocks from downtown Bryn Mawr, Cindy toured this 3898 sq ft, 5 bed/3.2 bath, listed for $899K. This Main Line Victorian has great curb appeal, with its mature landscaping a big wraparound porch on a pretty one-third acre lot. There's plenty of classic character inside as well, with high ceilings, exposed beams, crown molding, pine floors, and wrap-around staircase. The kitchen is more modern, with granite counters, tile backsplash, and stainless appliances. See the rest at: 119 Montrose Ave; Bryn Mawr.
In North Bryn Mawr, in a neighborhood over by the Baldwin School and Harcum College, Cindy toured this 3324 sq ft, 6 bed/3.1 bath stone Colonial, now listed for $889K (after a recent price reduction). Plenty of classic touches here, with an updated kitchen. The killer feature in this one is the amazing second-floor home office, with wall-to-wall cabinetry. See for yourself at: 194 Fishers Rd, Bryn Mawr.
Cindy's tour next took her to Havertown, where she saw this 2541 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $799K. There's an attached garage, and a composite deck with a retractable awning out back in this 1/3 acre lot. The kitchen is newer, with granite and stainless. All three bedrooms are on the second floor, where the master bath has been expanded, and the master also has a laundry area. The home has a partially finished basement, and a partially floored attic. See the rest at: 17 Woodcroft Rd, Havertown.
In one of the Haverford neighborhoods behind the Merion Cricket Club, Cindy toured this 5106 sq ft, 6 bed/4.2 bath stone manor home, listed for $1.699M. The 2/3 acre lot is impressive, with a circular driveway, stone pathways and walls, a flagstone patio, waterfall, and pond. The three-car attached garage is on the lower level with an exercise room. The interior of the home has been extensively renovated, including all four bathrooms. The kitchen has the amenities you'd expect at this price point, with hardwood floors, skylights, high-end appliances, a back staircase, and a butlers pantry. See all the details and photos here: 334 Laurel Ln, Haverford.
Next up in the north side of Haverford, close to the Cricket Club, was this 4200 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath center hall Colonial, listed for $1.05M. Outside is a covered front porch, and yard with an irrigation system, and a composite back deck. It has a big modern kitchen with white cabinets, skylights, and a large granite island with a cooktop. Upstairs, the master bath has been newly expanded bath to include a large walk-in shower and dual sinks. See for yourself at: 138 Little Ln, Haverford.
Still in Haverford, but on the other side to Montgomery, close to the Haverford School, Cindy toured this 1938 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath. It has a wraparound porch out front and a brick patio out back. That patio is accessed through the kitchen, which has granite counters and stainless appliances. The basement is half-finished and ready for the new owner's ideas. See for yourself at: 37 N. Buck Ln, Haverford.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.