The Spring market gets all the press, but there's actually a good bit of action in the local Fall real estate market, too. If you're trying to keep track of home prices and inventory in and around the Lower Merion School District, you'll want to follow Cindy Ridgway's write-ups of her weekly new listing tours. She sees homes each week in Narberth, Lower Merion, and the surrounding areas, and compiles notes on some of them that look interesting to her or her clients. You can follow this series here, or on her Facebook page.
First up on Cindy's tour was this 5186 sq ft, 5 bed/ 5.2 bath colonial in Bala, listed for $1.075M. The home sits on a half-acre lot, with a pool, just around the corner from the Bala Elementary and Middle Schools. The front door opens to a dramatic 3-story marble foyer. The newer kitchen has high-end appliances and granite counters, with an attached breakfast room. There's a separate bed and bath on the third floor loft, and a finished lower level with entertainment space and a gym. See the rest at: 30 Derwen Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Next, Cindy toured this 1700 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath in the Penn Wynne section of Wynnewood, a neighborhood where kids can walk to a great elementary school. Listed for $450K, the home has a number of upgrades, including central AC, newer windows, an updated master bath, and upgraded kitchen appliances. The pretty and quiet backyard is green with trees and gardens. See more at: 1504 Cliff Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In Gladwyne, Cindy toured this 2631 sq ft, 3 bed/3.1 bath cottage-style home, listed for $999K. The 1.19 acre, well manicured lot sits on a quiet cul-de-sac just down the street from Gladwyne's quaint little downtown. There's a beautiful patio out back and an attached two-car garage. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counters and center island, and high-end appliances. The master bedroom overlooks the gardens, and has his & her's closets and a big master bath. See for yourself at: 408 Youngsford Ln, Gladwyne, PA 19035.
Cindy's tour took her to Haverford, next, where she saw this grand Tudor in the neighborhood behind Merion Cricket Club. It's a 6 bed/6.2 bath, with 6637 sq ft of living space on four floors, sitting on almost an acre of land, with a list price of $2.1M. The formal dining room and wood-paneled study look like classic old Main Line, but the kitchen definitely looks modern. The impressive game room looks like a classic "man-cave" from an era before the term was even invented. See the rest at: 219 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA 19041.
Also in Haverford was this 2527 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath red brick colonial. Listed for $585K, it sits on a quarter-acre in a cul-de-sac between the Haverford School and Merion Cricket Club. It has a garage and a finished lower level, an updated kitchen with newer appliances, and central AC. Go to Sunday's open house, or see more details at: 450 Booth Cir, Haverford, PA 19041.
Cindy toured one Bryn Mawr home this week, a 4415 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $1.325M. It sits on a professionally landscaped, almost-half-acre lot, with a covered back patio and a detached two-car garage. The kitchen is full of features, like a huge professional stove and hood, soapstone counters and sink, solid walnut island, Sub-zero fridge, and Wolf double ovens, just to name a few. A big master bath has a big glass stall shower and a free standing English tub. See all the photos and details at: 614 Woodleave Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
This Villanova home is a 5046 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath, listed for $1.2M. The property sits on 1.44 acre of land, close to Conshohocken and the Philadelphia Country Club. It has a nice kitchen with granite and high-end appliances, and a first-floor master with a big, modern bathroom. The especially interesting features are the first floor billiards and media rooms, the curved alcove office, the backyard pond and waterfall, and the two 2-car garages, attached and detached. See more at: 1550 Mount Pleasant Ave, Villanova, PA 19085.
Just a few blocks from the heart of Wayne's popular downtown, Cindy toured a 5 bed/3.1 bath, that will soon be listed for $1.289M. If you want Cindy to keep you in the loop on this one, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy Ridgway tours new listings every week in and around the Lower Merion School District. She saw quite a variety of homes this week, with prices in quite a few different budgets. If you're trying to keep up with the market here in Narberth and Lower Merion, do yourself a favor, and follow Cindy's tours each week. Her notes are a quick way to see what's out there, and she's always available for questions at: email@example.com
Starting on the west side of the LMSD, Cindy toured this Villanova home, just around the corner from Harriton High School. It's a 5667 sq ft, 5 bed/4.1 bath, listed for $1.375M. The acre+ property includes a long-circular driveway, a big, three-car garage, and a paver patio and in-ground pool out back. The master suite is expansive, with a large sitting/dressing room, two walk-in closets and a gorgeous bathroom. A nicely finished lower level is being used as an entertainment space and a separate fitness area. See more at: 533 N Spring Mill RD, Villanova, PA 19085
Next up on Cindy's tour was this 4 bed/3.1 bath on a cul-de-sac street, in a Gladwyne neighborhood next to the Philadelphia Country Club. Listed for $800K, it has 4416 sq ft of living space on 3/4 of an acre of land full of trees and gardens, and backing up to a wildlife preserve. Of special note for some buyers are the two main floor bedrooms, including a master suite with sitting area and plenty of closets. The second floor has another two bedrooms and a full bath. The finished walkout lower level has storage and a powder room. See the rest at: 1722 Sylvan LN, Gladwyne, PA 19035.
Just down the road from the last home is this 4428 sq ft 5 bed/4.1 bath on 1.31 acres in North Bryn Mawr. Listed for $1.299M, this property has a backyard pool and an attached two-car garage. The impressive eat-in kitchen has custom white cabinets, granite counters, high end stainless appliances, and a large center island. The first-floor master has a large sitting area and a feature-packed bathroom. Renovations to the walk-out lower level include a new full bath to service the pool. See all the photos and details at: 931 Crestmont RD, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Also in northern Bryn Mawr is this 10,000 sq ft, 6 bed/5.2 bath listed for $2.59M. The 1.62 acre grounds include a pool with covered entertaining areas. The interior delivers all the amenities you'd expect at this price point. Kitchen highlights include a large center island, two dishwashers, butler's pantry, and a new SubZero refrigerator. The home has a spacious first-floor master, and a guest quarters with some privacy. See for yourself at: 811 Muirfield RD, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Next on Cindy's tour was this 2665 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath on more than half an acre in one of the quiet Wynnewood neighborhoods between Lankenau hospital and South Ardmore Park. This one has mature landscaping and plenty of trees, making the back yard feel shady and tranquil. The eat-in kitchen has newer appliances. Plenty of closet space in the bedrooms. See more at: 1211 Wyngate Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
This next home is also in Wynnewood, but this one is in the neighborhood behind Whole Foods that has Narberth on one side and Suburban Square on the other. It's a 2280 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath Dutch Colonial with a driveway and a detached two-car garage. The home has a bright, white kitchen with a breakfast room and an unfinished basement with plenty of room for storage. Listed for $600K. See the rest at: 336 Station Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
This stone colonial has been added on to, creating a 3897 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath on a private, wooded, half-acre lot with a pool. Listed for $675K, it has multi-zone AC, hardwoods throughout, tons of skylights and windows, and a new roof. Interesting features include stone walls inside that used to be exterior walls before the additions, and a funky "retro" bar on the lower level. See for yourself at: 408 S Woodbine Ave, Penn Valley, PA
Last up was this 1940 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath Colonial, listed for $499K. It sits on a quiet street halfway between the Bala Schools and the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, and just blocks from the Cynwyd Trail. The home has hardwoods throughout, an unfinished basement, and a flat back yard. See the pics and details at: 19 Snowden Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.