Cindy did her usual new listing tour this week, getting the scoop on some new homes that might interest her clients. For the first time in a while, she managed to get her notes finished before any of the homes she saw went under contract. Maybe that's just coincidence, or maybe it's a sign that the market is slowing just a bit. In any event, let Cindy know if you see anything you like.
Cindy's tour started on the north side of Narberth Borough, at a home right across the street from Sabine Park. This 3025 sq ft, 4 bed 2.1 bath is listed at $735K. Outside, there's a deck, flagstone patio, paver walkway and big, private driveway. Inside, the house has a number of renovations, including an updated kitchen, and all-new carpeting. There's a laundry area on the second floor, with the bedrooms, and another in the unfinished basement. See more at: 220 Sabine Ave, Narberth.
Want one of those gorgeous stone French Normandy homes in Merion Station - but also want modern amenities inside? Have the best of both worlds with this renovated 5887 sq ft, 6 bed/5.1 bath, in the Merion Park neighborhood, listed for $1.295M. It has the beautiful kitchen and baths you'd expect at this price point, plus the character details you'll love, like multiple fireplaces, exposed beams, original ironwork, arched doorways, and more. There's also a finished lower level and half an acre of landscaped property outside. See for yourself at: 223 Hamilton Rd, Merion Station.
Just down the street from Wynnewood Valley Park, in Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhood, was this 2296 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $569K. The updated eat-in kitchen looks modern with white cabinets, granite counters, wood floors and a SubZero fridge. The master has a large closet, tray ceiling, and the ensuite bath has a huge walk-in shower. The partially finished basement is a blank canvas that could be finished into a gym, entertaining space, or playroom. See the rest at: 233 Crosshill Rd, Wynnewood.
This next home is practically next door to the Haverford School, in Haverford. It's a 5 bed/3.1 bath, with 2737 sq ft of living space, listed for $725K. The listing describes the home as "in need of updating", but it has many attractive features. Outside is a level, fenced lawn and a side brick patio, with a driveway and a garage. The eat-in kitchen is big, and has a butler's pantry. The master suite comes with three large closets. See the photos and details at: 38 Buck Ln, Haverford.
Last but not least on Cindy's tour was this 4446 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath in Villanova. Listed for $773K, it sits on a .69 acre lot, not far from Villanova University. The house has a very cool feel, almost hotel-like with its warm woods, open spaces, high ceilings, game room, and bedrooms with a lower-level view. Check out the walls of windows and skylights that let in so much natural light. See this one for yourself at: 1930 Stoneridge Lane, Villanova.
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.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.