Every week, Cindy Ridgway tours homes in and around the Lower Merion School District so that she can make sure her clients have the latest info on the market. Local inventory is still relatively scarce, compared to last year, but there are still new listings each week. Cindy saw a number of homes in the second half of May, including the ones here, and took notes for the rest of us:
Starting on the western side of Lower Merion, Cindy toured this 7 bed/4.5 bath Greek revival home, originally built in 1851. This Villanova property has 5000+ sq ft inside, and sits on 1.2 acres of landscaped grounds, not far from Harriton HS. Listed for $1.199M this home has been expanded and updated over the years with features like dual-zoned AC, seven-zoned heat, 4 decks, a modern kitchen and renovated baths. See more at 531 N. Spring Mill Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.
Next up was a six-year-old townhome, close to downtown Bryn Mawr, and right around the corner from the hospital. The 2880 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath, 3-story townhouse is listed for $995K. It features a nice. modern kitchen, with a great master suite with a well-appointed bath, and walk-in closet, plus an attached two-car garage and even an elevator! See the rest of the details and all the photos at: 110 Pennsylvania, Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Take your pick between these two new-construction townhomes in Bryn Mawr, halfway between Haverford College and Bryn Mawr Hospital. In some ways they are mirror images of each other, but make sure to tour both because there are definitely some differences between them (even though the online property descriptions read the same). In the Haverford School District, they are both listed as 3000 sq ft, 4 bed/3.2 bath, and priced at $625K. See them both here: 713 Preston Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 and 715 Preston Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Next up was this 2504 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath twin in the Lower Merion part of Haverford, near the Haverford School, halfway between the Ardmore and Bryn Mawr downtowns. Listed for $480K, it has a flat back yard with a raised deck, a second-floor laundry, and central AC. See the rest at: 535 Old Buck Ln, Haverford, PA 19041.
This 5 bed/4.1 bath Wynnewood home is on a cul-de-sac in the neighborhood between St. Charles and Shortridge Park. This property has 4838 sq ft of living space on a half-acre lot, with a deck off the kitchen and a two-car garage. It has a big, renovated, eat-in kitchen, with stainless steel granite and some skylights in the dining area. The large family room has a big stone fireplace and high ceilings, and feels even larger, as it is open to the second floor. The first floor bedroom and attached full bath could be used as a guest or au pair room. It's listed for $990K. See for yourself at: 920 Honeysuckle Ln, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Cindy toured this Wynnewood 1523 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath with her client, who then then went under contract on it. It's right on the border of Narberth Borough, practically next to Shortridge Park.
Next on Cindy's tour toured was this 2792 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, in Merion Station, across the street from the Merion Tribute House. There's a big, finished lower level, and updated kitchen and baths inside, with a list price of $899,999. The back yard is very pretty and well-landscaped, with a nice flagstone patio and walk. See more at: 634 Hazelhurst Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066.
This massive 7480 sq ft, 6 bed/5.1 bath has the look of a real, classic Main Line mansion. Outside, it has a circular drive and a three-car detached garage, on a 1.6 acre property on eastern border of Lower Merion. Inside it has a layout of bedrooms and separate entrances that offer a variety of living situations, like an in-law or au pair suite, and offers a few options for which bedroom you call the master. This house has all the classic touches, like a butler's pantry, grand library, and a dramatic winding staircase. It's priced at $935K, and just waiting for a new family to add their own mark on it. See the details and photo gallery here: 3 Blancoyd Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Cindy's tour wrapped up with two Penn Valley homes, starting with this 5896 sq ft, 5 bed/5.2 bath painted stone colonial in a neighborhood by Penn Valley Elementary. Listed for $1.415M, the dramatic aerial photo of the grounds shows nearly an acre of land with stone walls, terraces, landscaped gardens, and a big, backyard pool and pool house. The newer kitchen has granite and high-end appliances. See it all for yourself at: 839 Summit Rd, Narberth, PA 19072.
If your budget lets you consider houses in the $2M+ ballpark, you'll want to see this beautiful 6 bed/5.2 bath stone colonial in Penn Valley. Listed for $2.099M, this home has 6100 sq ft inside, on 1.5 acres, with a renovated saltwater pool and totally loaded pool house with a kitchen and full bath. The interior of the main house has all the space and features you'd expect for a home in this price range, Check out the details and photo gallery at: 614 Righters Mill Rd, Narberth, Pa 19072.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.