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.
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.