In the middle of a new home search in and around the Lower Merion School District? Checking out the open houses this weekend? Get a head start by seeing what Cindy saw earlier in the week. Every week she tours new listings in Lower Merion, Narberth, and the surrounding communities, and puts her notes together here. Some of the homes in this particular tour are in the higher price ranges, but homes for most budgets are hitting the market each week this Spring. If you're looking for something specific, reach out to Cindy@lowermerionhomes.com.
Cindy's tour started in the wonderful College Park neighborhood, a few blocks from the Bala elementary and middle schools. This 2804 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath split-level stone colonial, listed for $549K. The 1/4 acre+ lot has a great back yard, with a nice, stone patio, with a natural gas grill line built in. Recent updates include new appliances and whole-house generator, plus a newer HVAC, roof, and hot water heater. See more at: 709 Oxford Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Also in Bala's College Park neighborhood, was this 2318 sq ft, 4 bed/2.1 bath stone colonial, listed for $550K. You can't get much closer to the elementary and middle school than this one. The eat-in kitchen has hardwood floors, black granite counters, with white cabinets and appliances. The unfinished attic offers more storage and a finished basement has more storage and a laundry room. See the rest at: 57 W Princeton Rd, Bala Cynwyd.
Also in Bala, in the Academyville neighborhood, was this 2482 sq ft, 5 bed 3.1 bath, listed for $659K. This one has two beds and a bath on the third floor that might make great private teen space. The first floor has nice hardwoods and some convenient living room built-ins. Out back is a big wooden deck with ceiling fans. See all the rest of the photos and more details at: 402 Bryn Mawr Ave, Bala Cynwyd.
The next neighborhood over is called Merion Park for its proximity to General Wayne Park. That's where Cindy toured this 2810 sq ft, 5 bed/2.1 bath stone and brick colonial, listed for $775K. The potential 5th bedroom is now set up as a third-floor office, with built in shelving. It has plenty of closet space, but there's no bathroom on that level. The big, half-acre lot has a big deck out back, attached to an enclosed porch. The dining room has crown molding and built in cabinets. The kitchen and baths are all updated. See for yourself at: 642 Revere Rd, Merion Station.
Next up on Cindy's tour were a couple of homes in Bryn Mawr, starting with this 3998 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath colonial, listed for $950K. It sits on a 1/3 acre landscaped lot, with a couple of decks and a two-car garage, in the quiet Fox Fields neighborhood. It has a big modern, open kitchen with granite and stainless, a fireplace, and cathedral ceilings. The finished walk-out lower level is nice, and includes an office, a full bath, a wood burning fireplace, and storage closets. See all the photos and details at: 509 Ramblewood Dr, Bryn Mawr.
This next Bryn Mawr home sits on 2.5 acres, with a pond and a wooded hill to the back, and the peaceful Ithan Valley Park to the front. It's a 7241 sq ft, 5 bed/5.2 bath, built in 2007, and listed for a cool $1.575M. This house has high ceilings, a big kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, and everything else you'd expect at the price point - and plenty of it. See details and photos at: 805 S. Ithan Ave.
This Gladwyne home is a 4725 sq ft, 4 bed/3.1 bath Normandy Colonial, listed for $1.257M. The professionally landscaped one-acre lot, with a circular drive out front and a pool out back, is just down the street from Gladwyne Village. The home is impressive, with its dramatic high-ceilinged living room, walls of windows, and wood-paneled office, The big, bright, modern kitchen has a sub-zero refrigerator, Viking gas cooktop, double Thermador wall ovens, a butcher block center island, breakfast bar, and French doors to the patio. See for yourself at: 1146 Youngsford Rd, Gladwyne.
This Haverford home is close to both the Haverford School and the Merion Cricket Club. It's a 2744 sq ft, 5 bed/2.2 bath center hall colonial, listed for $1.025M. This property includes a big driveway, potters shed, and two car garage, plus the adjacent lot as part of the listing price. Inside you'll find a nice new kitchen and mudroom, a new roof, new hot water heater, some new electrical upgrades. Check it out at: 416 Berkley Rd, Haverford.