From Bala and Penn Valley, to Havertown and Bryn Mawr, with a few stops in between - Cindy's weekly tour of new listings in and around the Lower Merion School District took her all over the place this week, as the Spring Market is off and running! Here are notes from fourteen of the homes she saw. If you have questions about any of them, or if you need Cindy's expertise buying or selling on the Main Line, contact her: Cindy@lowermerionhomes.com.
First up on Cindy's tour this week was this 3635 sq ft, 4 bed/3 bath ranch in Bala, listed for $619,900. Located on a 1/4-acre lot just down the street from the hot new NoBA district, this home actually has 1500 sq ft of its living space and two of its bedrooms on a finished and newly carpeted lower level. As the lower floor also has a den, laundry, full bath, kitchenette, and storage, it offers interesting possibilities for buyers who need two separate living areas in a home. See more details at: 21 Llanberris Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Right around the corner from Welsh Valley Middle School, on a 1.47 acre lot in Penn Valley, Cindy toured this new listing. It's a 4187 sq ft, 4 bed/4.1 bath, listed for $955K. You hear the term, "chef's kitchen" all the time in this business, but here's a kitchen that really delivers with its professional range and 15-foot stainless steel workspace. There's an in-ground pool in the big back yard, along with a deck and a patio. the lower level could be sed as an in-law or au pair suite, with it's living area, plus bed and bath. See the rest at: 129 Fairview Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072.
There were a couple of recent new listings in popular Narberth Borough, including this 1780 sq ft 4 bed/1.1 bath bungalow, listed for $580K. Narberth buyers aren't usually looking for big homes and big yards, and this house is pretty typical in that respect. But it has plenty of upgrades, and the location can't be beat, with its walkability, easy commutes, and wonderful downtown. Features include new heat and AC, new electric, replacement windows, refinished floors and an updated kitchen. See more at: 209 Price Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
This 4 bed/3.2 bath renovated cottage in Narberth went on the market last week with a list price of $929K. The price tag reflects that new construction and totally renovated homes are extremely rare in the ultra-competitive Narberth market, and that, in this one, everything but the roof looks brand new. It's already under contract. See what the new buyers saw at: 18 Elmwood Ave, Narberth, PA 19072.
In the Carroll Park neighborhood in the southwestern corner of Wynnewood was this 2302 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath split level, listed for $407K. Plenty of windows and doors leading to back and side decks give this home a real connection the the outdoors. Updates include a newer kitchen, a two-year-old master bath reno, and brand new carpets. See for yourself at: 123 Old Forest Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
Moving on to Ardmore, Cindy toured this 5 bed/2 bath twin, listed for $319,900. It's in a neighborhood off of Ardmore Ave, between downtown Ardmore and the Merion Golf Club. Updates include new paint, inside and out, and refinished hardwood floors. The property includes a driveway and a one-car garage. See more details and pics at: 642 Hazelwood Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
This 1596 sq ft/4 bed/2.2 bath colonial, was listed for $235 K, and quickly went under contract. The budget-friendly price tag telegraphed the work it needed, but it's in a good Ardmore neighborhood, next to Chestnutwold Elementary. See the photos at: 726 Humphreys Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
In North Ardmore, across Lancaster and Montgomery Aves, and down the street from Suburban Square, Cindy toured this 4809 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath Colonial Revival home. Listed for $1,299,500, it sits on a .8 acre lot, with a 3-car garage carriage house out back. This historic house is full of character, with high ceilings, built-ins, intricate woodwork, and six fireplaces. The large, eat-in kitchen has been updated, and has double walk-in pantries. See for yourself at: 204 Glenn Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003.
Cindy's tour included three properties in Bryn Mawr, starting with this 2589 sq ft/3 bed/2.1 bath Cape in the Coopertown neighborhood, listed for $649K. Looking for a first floor master? This home has one with a gorgeous master bath and plenty of closet space. The kitchen is wonderful, with white cabinets, high end appliances and thoughtful features like charging stations and a pet-feeding station. See all ten details and pictures at: 141 Rodney Circle, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Cindy toured two listings on Brittany Lane, a quiet little horseshoe-shaped street in western Bryn Mawr. First was this 3042 sq ft, 5 bed/3.1 bath, listed for $739K. It has a nice modern kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances, and a master suite with attached sitting room. Buyers looking for au pair or in-law suite potential will like the finished lower level with a bedroom, full bath, and media/entertainment room. See the rest at: 5053 Brittany Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
In a cul-de-sac at the back of Brittany Lane is this 4345 sq ft, 5 bed/2.2 bath, listed for $749K. There's a nice deck out back overlooking some of the 1.5+ acres that back up to protected wetlands. There's plenty to like in this modern home, with crown moldings, built-ins, beautiful kitchen and big master suite. The finished walk-out lower level has plenty of room, including recreation space, an office, bedroom and powder room. See all the details and photos at: 5033 Brittany Ln, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Cindy finished her tour in Havertown, where she saw a trio of homes, including this 1605 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath Tudor, listed for $294,900. It has a deck and a detached one-car garage out back. The unfinished basement and attic are both great for storage. The right buyers might find the attic space ripe for renovation as a fourth bedroom or master suite. See more at: 911 Naylors Run Rd, Havertown PA 19083.
In Havertown's Brookline neighborhood, next to Haverford High School, Cindy toured this 1500 sq ft, 3 bed/1.1 bath bungalow, listed for $349K. It has a detached one car garage and a fenced backyard. The finished basement looks like a great playroom for kids or entertaining space. See for yourself at: 221 Mill Rd, Havertown, PA 19083.
This last Havertown listing was an 1859 sq ft, 3 bed/2.1 bath, listed for $350K. It has hardwood floors throughout the first and second floors, and an unfinished basement that serves for storage, with outside access and a half-bath. See more at: 315 Maryland Ave, Havertown, PA 19083.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.