Labor Day, the start of the school year, and a flurry of client activity slowed down Cindy's report from last week, but she did still manage to see a few new listings in and around Narberth and Lower Merion. If you read about anything here you'd like to see in person, or if you have any questions about homes in the Lower Merion School District, contact Cindy@lowermerionhomes.com.
Cindy's tour started with this 3179 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath set on a 1/3+ acre lot on a cul-de-sac in North Haverford. It features a good-sized kitchen, walk-up attic, finished basement with a wine cellar, and well-landscaped back yard with patio and a pool. Buyers with a budget up to a million are in luck, because this one is listed at $999K! See more at: 226 Winsor Lane, Haverford, PA 19041.
If your budget has a little more flexibility, check out this 4 bed, 6.2 bath English country manor home, listed at $3.1M. It has 9149 sq ft of living space on almost 3 acres of prime Bryn Mawr real estate. Buyers expect something spectacular at this price point, and this home delivers inside and out. The exterior has several patios, a huge pool, pool house, and paddle-ball court. The interior has classic dramatic spaces, like the two-story library, but has been updated with modern touches as well. See the details and photo gallery at: 1031 Barberry Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Next, Cindy headed to Rosemont to see this 3563 sq ft, 6 bed/3.1 bath Colonial. It sits on over 1/3 of an acre, with a large bi-level deck out back. The inside is in great condition, with an updated eat-in kitchen. Don't fall in love just yet, because this one quickly went under agreement. If you want to take a look, just in case, you can see the rest of the photos at: 1315 Pine Rd, Rosemont, PA 19010.
This 1303 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath is in Wynnewood's Shortridge neighborhood, by Shortridge Park, and just outside of Narberth Borough. It has hardwood floors throughout, and plenty of storage with a garage, basement, and walk-up attic. With this location and a $360K price tag, it won't last long. Take a look at: 406 E. Wynnewood Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
In Narberth Borough, it's just about impossible to find out about a new listing before Cindy Ridgway. This 3 bed/1 bath twin was under agreement to Cindy's clients before most people knew it was on the market. Listed at $350K, it has 1160 sq ft of living space and a great back yard, plus it's just blocks away from the heart of downtown Narberth. If you want your own piece of the Borough, make sure you have Cindy on speed dial. If you just want to see pics of the one that got away, go here: 511 Beechwood Lane, Narberth, PA 19072.
The first full week of August delivered our area some welcome cool temperatures, and a real estate market that's also cooled, but still has a bit of new activity. Even in these slower times, there are still some people looking to sell, and some buyers trying to close a deal before the end of summer. Cindy's tour included eight of the new listings throughout Narberth and Lower Merion.
Narberth Borough homes are always popular, but sometimes one is just the perfect home at the exact right time for the buyers who are out there looking. That may have been the case with this 2537 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath on a corner lot just uphill from St Margaret's on Narberth Ave. Listed at $759K, this home immediately drew a flurry of attention from prospective buyers, received multiple offers, and was under contract in a couple days. It has a finished basement with a sauna and an attached two-car garage. You may be too late to buy it, but you can still see the details and photos at: 300 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
Derwen Road in Bala has seen a number of nice homes on the market this year, and here's another good one. Listed for $750K, this 2340 sq ft 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial is well-kept, with a pretty yard. The eat-in kitchen delivers for the chef in the family, with marble and granite, a walk-in pantry, and Bosch & Sub-Zero appliances. See more at 31 Derwen Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Cindy's weekly tour always has a few stops in the many and varied neighborhoods of Wynnewood. This 3 bed/2.1 bath cape is in the Shortridge section, close to Narberth Borough on one side, and Wynnewood shopping on the other. Listed at $641.5K, it has 2907 sq ft inside and a quarter acre of nice outside space with a deck. The finished lower level has a powder room, laundry, outdoor access, and a great tv room/playroom. See the rest at: 404 Redleaf Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Also in Wynnewood was this 6 bed/3.1 bath center hall stone colonial with 4000 sq ft. This one was listed at $899,900, and quickly went under agreement. The photo here shows the pool and some of the beautiful backyard. Inside was impressive, too, with a big eat-in kitchen, open to a nice family room. See the details and photos at: 1240 Morris Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Wynnewood is big, and this 3 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial is in the southwest corner of the Penn Wynne neighborhood, but still in Wynnewood. It's listed at $439K, with 2053 sq ft inside, and a small yard out back. The newly renovated kitchen has some high-end touches, like a big farmers sink, stainless appliances, granite countertops and marble backsplash. See details and the whole photo gallery at: 1510 Sheffield Ln, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
This Rosemont 3 bed/2.1 bath center-hall stone colonial is near both Villanova University and the Rosemont train station, and not far from downtown Bryn Mawr. Listed at $569K, it has 1744 sq ft of living space, helped by a screened-in side porch. The .41 acre lot gives you plenty of yard, and room for potential house expansion. See more at the August 13 open house or here: 1415 Orchard Way, Rosemont 19010.
Cindy's tour took her to two Bryn Mawr homes, including this 3 bed/1 bath 1104 sq ft twin, steps away from the train station and the downtown Bryn Mawr restaurants and shops. Listed at $279K, it's one of the more budget-friendly options in the Lower Merion School District. This twin comes with a newer eat-in kitchen, with granite countertops and a gas range. It has replacement windows and Central AC, basement laundry and a fenced-in backyard. See for yourself at: 5 N. Warner Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
If your budget has a little more flexibility, you may want to see this 5 bed/3.1 bath new construction, in a Bryn Mawr cul de sac, not far from Harriton High School. This large, impressive home sits on just over an acre of land, and has a price tag of $2.099M. It has all the luxury you'd expect in this price range, including a three-car garage, stunning kitchen, and a master bath shower big enough for a basketball team. Check out the photo gallery here: 1081 Baron Dr, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
I preview many of the new listings in the area each week. Here's what I saw this week.
One of the more impressive, and unique, stops on my tour was this fully restored 19th century stable overlooking 25 acres of preserved open space in Bryn Mawr. See all amazing interior shots of this five-bedroom stunner here:
1346 Wooded Way, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
This fully renovated Wynnewood 4 bedroom sits on more than half an acre on Montgomery Ave and just had a price reduction. See more details and pictures of: 387 E Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
This large Rosemont property boasts a saltwater pool with waterfall and water slide, and sits on an acre and a half that includes a detached two car garage and a carriage house apartment. This seven-bedroom Tudor has old-world charm with all the modern conveniences, right in the heart of the Lower Merion School District. See more here: 301 N. Ithan Ave, Rosemont, PA 19010
This 3-bedroom in neighboring Havertown might be the value of the week, bringing the conveniences of Main Line at a family-friendly price point. See the rest of the house here: 217 Earlington Rd, Havertown, PA 19083.
I also get the opportunity to tour homes coming to the market soon, or quietly listed, not appearing in the MLS or on any real estate websites. This week's quiet listings include a fully renovated 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home in Merion Station, offered at $875k, and a 6 bedroom 3.5 bath home in a popular, walkable Wynnewood neighborhood, priced at $1,049,000.