The market keeps moving at its typical breakneck Spring pace, with new homes hitting the market every week. Cindy had her hands especially full, helping clients this week, but still managed to squeeze in a few peeks at new listing that hit in and around the Lower Merion School District. Here are some of her notes:
Cindy's tour last week started with this 3646 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath split- level, listed for $598K. It's in Bala's College Park neighborhood, not far from Cynwyd Elementary and Bala Cynwyd Middle School. The updated kitchen has granite and stainless. Other updates include a new roof, many new windows and doors, and two renovated bathrooms with heated floors. See more at 21 W Dartmouth Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Merion Park is the Merion Station neighborhood wrapped around the General Wayne Park. That's where Cindy toured this 2140 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $629,500. The park is just a block away, but the outside space on the property is nice as well, with a back patio and a pretty, well-landscaped back yard. The updated eat-in kitchen has white cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless appliances, including a double-oven. There's a walk-up attic for storage and a partially finished basement. See the rest at: 536 Prescott Rd, Merion Station.
In Penn Valley, this split level home was renovated into a transformed 5108 sq ft, 5 bed/4.2 bath. It was listed at $1.495M, and has already gone under agreement. The modern white and grey kitchen has a big center island with a sink and dishwasher, quartz countertops, and stainless appliances, including a wine fridge. Three of the bedrooms have walk-in closets and gorgeous new en-suite baths. See all this and everything else you missed at: 420 Fawn Hill Ln, Penn Valley.
The next Penn Valley home Cindy toured was this 3482 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath, listed for $775K. It sits on almost half an acre in the neighborhood between Welsh Valley Middle School and Rolling Hill Park. The updated kitchen has wood floors, white cabinets, stainless appliances and granite counters. An extra bed and bath on the finished, walk-out lower level gives new owners the flexibility for a variety of semi-private living situations, for guests, in-laws, or au pair. See for yourself at: 1315 Bobarn Dr, Penn Valley.
In Wynnewood's Indian Creek neighborhood, Cindy toured this 2602 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath contemporary style home, listed for $750K. The eat-in kitchen has granite and stainless, with a dual-sink center island, and plenty of storage. The adjacent breakfast area has high ceilings with skylights. Laundry is on the main floor, but there is a full finished basement. The master suite has a large, custom walk-in closet. See the whole photo gallery and more details at 526 Foxglove Ln, Wynnewood.
Next up, in Bryn Mawr, was this 5586 Sq ft. 5 bed/4.2 bath center hall colonial, listed for $1.595M. At just seven years old, this house is just a pup by Main Line standards, and everything inside still looks modern and new. The kitchen is big and gorgeous, with all the features you'd want and expect at this price point. The master has a sitting room, two walk-in closets, and a luxurious ensuite bath. If the house doesn't feel quite big enough yet, consider the possibilities in the 2400 usable sq ft in the unfinished walkout basement that has been plumbed for a bathroom. Check it out at: 799 Woodlea Rd, Bryn Mawr.
In a Villanova neighborhood, not far from Harriton High School, Cindy toured this 2254 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath center hall brick colonial, that was listed for $610K and has since gone under contract. The .69 acre property has a big landscaped backyard with a paver patio. The master has his and her closets, and a recently remodeled master bath with deluxe stall shower and granite vanity. You may have missed out on this one, but you can see the rest at: 2223 N. Stoneridge Ln, Villanova.
This last home, also in Villanova, is a 4764 sq ft, 3 bed/4.1 bath, expanded split-level. Listed for $750K, the home sits on a .62 acre lot that borders a 4+acre wooded property. The lower level, with its own entrance, full sized bath (new 2015) and laundry room, has possibilities for an office or bedroom suite for an au pair, in-laws or guests. It also has a driveway and detached two-car garage. See more at: 1541 Willowbrook Ln, Villanova.
Cindy Ridgway keeps up with the local market by making weekly tours of new listings all around Narberth and Lower Merion. If you're trying to follow the market as a buyer or watching home values as a prospective seller, Cindy's notes can give you a head start on the process, and keep you up with the latest on the inventory. Here are some of the homes she toured this week.
Cindy started her tour in her hometown Borough of Narberth, where she saw this 2651 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath stone colonial listed for $635K. Narberth singles are commanding some pretty high numbers this year, so the fact that this one is not as "finished" as some of the others might make it a good value opportunity for buyers willing to put their own touches on a home. The location can't be beat, as the home is just a block from the train station and Narberth's wonderful downtown full of shopping and restaurants. See more at 119 Woodside Ave, Narberth.
Halfway between the Wynnewood Valley Park and the South Ardmore Park, in one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, is this 1320 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath brick colonial, listed for $419,900. Out back is a nice fenced yard with a patio. The home has extra room for all your family's stuff, with an attached garage, storage attic, and a finished basement. Upgrades include a new roof, new baths, central AC , and an updated kitchen. See the rest at: 527 Rock Glen Dr, Wynnewood.
Also in Penn Wynne, but closer to Manoa Rd, in Haverford Township, is this 1795 sq ft, 3 bed/3 bath stone and brick center hall colonial, listed for $378K. It has a finished lower level, attached garage, and laundry on the second floor and the basement. Newer upgrades include paint on the first floor and carpets on the second, updated master suite and bath, furnace and water heater. The master bath has heated floors and a dual shower-head stall shower. See the rest of the photos and more details at: 1007 Crest Rd, Wynnewood.
This Penn Wynne home is a 2020 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath Tudor townhouse, listed for $379,900. It has a screened-in back porch and shares a shady back yard. There's a fireplace in the master bedroom, with french doors to ten bathroom. There are also fireplaces in the living room and the lower level. The home is ready for someone who wants to put their own touches on it. See for yourself at: 1405 Westwood Ln, Wynnewood.
Just a block away from South Ardmore park is this 2202 sq ft, 4 bed, 2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $649K. This extensively updated home has a clean modern feel to the first floor, including a new kitchen with granite and stainless, a convenient main-floor laundry area, and a breakfast room with radiant heat heat floors and skylights. The finished basement has an office area that also has radiant heat floors. see for yourself at: 618 Fariston Dr, Wynnewood.
In that same South Ardmore Park neighborhood, Cindy toured this 2216 sq ft, 3 bed/2.2 bath center hall stone colonial, listed for $599K. There's a screened in front porch in the front.and a flat yard with a shed out back. Classic features, like built-ins, wainscoting, molding, and arched doorways retain some of the home's vintage charm. The renovated kitchen looks throughly modern, with white cabinets, black granite counters and high-end stainless appliances. The partially finished basement has a playroom, wine storage and a powder room. See more details and photos at: 722 Argyle Rd, Wynnewood.
Halfway between the South Ardmore Park and the Wynnewood Whole Foods, a block off of Wynnewood Rd, is this lovely 2813 sq ft, 4 bed/2.2 bath, french colonial, listed for $799,900. The open, white, modern kitchen has beautiful wood floors, granite counters, and a huge, built-in sub-zero fridge. The layout of the third and fourth bedroom is a little unusual, but the fourth is a delightful bright space, with vaulted ceilings and a window seat. The laundry is in the unfinished basement, and the storage attic is accessed through the master bedroom. See more at: 701 Sussex Rd, Wynnewood.
In Ardmore, Cindy toured this 5935 sq ft, 6 bed/3.2 bath center hall colonial, listed for $1.395M. It sits on close to an acre of nicely landscaped property, not far from Suburban Square. The two-car garage includes a second floor gym, with heat, AC, and skylights. Once inside the house, you'll find an impressive home office, with a large built-in desk, french doors, skylights and fireplace. The kitchen won't disappoint, with granite and stainless, including a double SubZero refrigerator, and two ovens, plus a butcher block island with wine fridge. The lower level has some great entertaining space. See all the details and the photo gallery at: 140 Valley Rd, Ardmore.
Next up was this 3111 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath white brick colonial, listed for $979K. It's on .39 acres in Bryn Mawr, across from Austin Memorial Park. Pillars with lanterns flank the entrance to this pretty, circular driveway. The renovated kitchen has granite and stainless, and a breakfast room with french doors that lead to the porch. The Master has a siting room and a brand new bath, as does the fourth bedroom, a suite that occupies its own floor. See the rest at: 12 Airdale Rd, Bryn Mawr.
The second house Cindy toured in Bryn Mawr sits on a half-acre lot in the neighborhood next to Bryn Mawr College. It's a 2710 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath Cape, listed for $825K. The Cape layout gives you bedrooms on the first and second floor. The current owners have the master on the second floor, with a renovated master bath, , but buyers looking for one-floor living may be able to reconfigure. Check it out at: 300 Millbank Rd, Bryn Mawr.
How fast are some homes going? This one was a coming soon listing last week when Cindy toured it last week, and it has since hit the market and gone under contract. It's a 2159 sq ft, 3 bed/2.2 bath Dutch Colonial in the Havertown neighborhood next to the Merion Golf Club, that was listed for $595K. The master bedroom has a wonderful siting area surrounded by windows. See what you missed at: 19 E Clearfield Rd, Havertown.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.