Cindy Ridgway tours new listings in and around the Lower Merion School District every week, and then shares her notes on this page. If you're looking to sell and want to get a good gauge on prices, or you're looking to buy and want to see inventory, this weekly tour is a good advance scouting tool. Half of the homes listed this week are in the $Million+ price category, but homes at all price levels have hit the market this Spring. If you need an expert on the local real estate market, get Cindy on YOUR side!
Cindy started her tour with a couple of homes in Merion Station neighborhoods close to the the Bala schools, Cynwyd Elementary and Bala Cynwyd Middle. The first home was this 4761 sq ft, 6 bed/4.2 bath brick and stone Tudor, listed for $1.35M. It sits on a half-acre+ lot in a neighborhood of beautiful homes. The first thing you'll notice is the "port-cochere" - like an elegant stone pillared "carport", leading to a gorgeous front porch. Inside is just as nice, matching classic charm with a modern kitchen and baths. See more at: 222 Derwen Rd, Merion Station.
The other Merion Station home Cindy toured is in the neighborhood surrounding General Wayne Park. It's a 2386 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $749K. The updated eat-in kitchen is open to the family room and adjacent to a formal dining room. Upgrades include renovated bathrooms, new heat, AC, and water heater and a finished basement. The flat back yard has a nice, newer, large deck and a shed. See the rest at: 517 Mercer Rd, Merion Station.
Cindy's tour included a few Wynnewood homes, including this big 7644 sq ft, 6 bed/5.2 bath brick colonial, listed for $1.675M. At just under an acre, the fenced lot is well-landscaped, with a circular driveway, patio and gardens, and a pool with a cabana. The in-law suite above the three-car garage adds possibilities for those who need private quarters. The eat-in kitchen is big, with granite, high-end appliances, a center island and an area for a desk/workspace. The master suite is well-appointed with dual walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom. See for yourself at: 318 Ingeborg Rd, Wynnewood.
In one of Wynnewood's Penn Wynne neighborhoods, not far from South Ardmore Park, Cindy toured a quiet listing that hasn't been added to the MLS yet. It's a 3 bed/2 bath, being offered at $424,900. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, have Cindy keep you updated on it.
In the Wynnewood neighborhood behind the Lower Merion HS athletic fields, Cindy toured this 3876 sq ft, 4 bed/4.2 bath expanded ranch, listed for $829K. It was listed as "Coming Soon" earlier this week, and has just hit the market. With three bedrooms and baths on the main level, it has real "one-floor" living possibilities for the right buyer. The second floor expansion includes some living space and a bath accessible by a private staircase - a set-up that might work well as quarters for an au-pair or other live-in help. see details and all the photos at: 255 Fairhill Rd, Wynnewood.
Last up in Wynnewood was this 4874 sq ft, 6 bed/5.1 bath , with a 3/4-acre lot on a private lane. Listed for $1.575M, this 1920's stone home has extensive landscaping, a patio and a pool out back. It's full of character features like traditional moldings, built-ins, tray ceilings, and fireplaces. The modern kitchen has ceiling-height white cabinets, stainless appliances, marble countertops, and radiant heat in the floor. The master suite has amazing walk-in closets and a marble bathroom with a large walk-in shower. See more at: 410 Roslyn Ln, Wynnewood.
SIn Ardmore, not far from Suburban Square, Cindy saw this 5626 sq ft, 7 bed/4.2 bath center hall stone colonial, listed for $1.495M. The home achieves that nice blend of classic main line charm throughout, with the modern amenities where you want them. The modern touches include a finished basement, set up as game room, a modern kitchen, and a Master bath with steam shower, whirlpool tub, heated floor and adjoining dressing room. see for yourself at: 121 Bleddyn Rd, Ardmore.
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Formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, Cindy is a realtor who specializes in real estate located in Narberth and Lower Merion Township.