Main Line Monday: Private Palace in Gladwyne for $4.45M

1862 Aloha Ln., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Eight acres. Three horse stalls. Infinity pool. Consider us sold!

Contemporary design and a traditional frame combine to make this spectacular transitional mansion unbelievably unique. The outdoors and indoors are seamlessly intertwined to produce a zen oasis on an extraordinarily private piece of property. This recently built custom home was constructed by Hallowell Builders and designed by Voith & Mactavish aAchitects.

The gorgeous, gated mansion overlooks the Schuylkill valley and is surrounded on three sides by the Riverbend Environmental Center. The surrounding area is flourishing with lush trees and shrubs. You can easily enjoy the breathtaking view from the covered terrace year round courtesy of an outdoor fireplace. It’ll keep you warm in the winter months.

Floor-to-ceiling windows are found in the great room. The extravagance certainly doesn’t halt there. The space also features 30-foot ceilings (wow!), exposed fir beams, a linear gas fireplace with floor-to-ceiling stone and a rear bow window.

Porcelanosa flooring spans the kitchen. The cooking area is complete with an island with stainless steel doors and professional appliances.

Other amenities include a greenhouse, home gym, geothermal climate control, radiant heat in the kitchen, mud room and master bath, central vacuum, smart home security and indoor and outdoor music systems.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 4 full, 2 half

SQUARE FEET: 6,884

SALE PRICE: $4,450,000

OTHER STUFF: There’s also a carriage house with kitchen on the property as well as a first-floor guest suite for your visiting friends.



1862 Aloha Ln., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 [Robin Gordon | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

What $500K Will Buy You in Downingtown

1207 Indian Trail Dr., Downingtown, Pa. 19335 | TREND image via Long & Foster Real Estate

Downingtown is perfect suburban living. City life is not for everyone, and this suburban destination is nicely situated away from the chaos. New construction homes abound in our target price range in this community just beyond the fringes of the Main Line, and while these three homes aren’t brand new, they’re all of recent vintage and reflect the community’s dominant Colonial house style. With the average home value at $332,900, a $500K budget will get you a pad with plenty of space and an abundance of room for the kids to play. (And when they’re not playing, they will attend the highly regarded Downingtown schools; the Downingtown STEM Academy magnet school was rated one of the 10 best in the state this year by Niche.com.) Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: Whimsical Charm in Society Hill for $1.95M

273 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

We’re getting some seriously good vibes from this newly refurbished stunner. Its light and airy aura and grounding touches hit all the right décor notes.

First off, how amazing is the exposed brick? It’s everywhere. From the kitchen wall to the kitchen floors and the bedrooms to the basement, the home displays naturalistic undertones. Paired with natural oak and pine floors, high ceilings and natural light, every room exudes peaceful serenity. But don’t mistake that understated and earthy design for a lack of luxury. Read more »

First-Time Find: A Funky Find in Fishtown for $299.9K

2527 Memphis St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

We love a good twist on the traditional. And, that’s exactly what this property provides; something that’s just a little bit out of the ordinary. What’s this mystery touch, you ask? Hardwood planks spanning the width of the main wall on the open lower level. The wall adds unique dimension and personality to the otherwise modern, neutral and clean space.

Hardwood floors (not the ones on the wall!), recessed lighting and ceiling fans are found throughout the home. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Traditional Elegance in Wash West for $1,850/Month

1227 Panama St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | TREND images via Copper Hill Real Estate

It’s truly the best of both worlds; a happy medium, if you will. This is one of those homes where historic bones meet modern design. It also offers the convenience of renting with its low commitment. You will have privacy on your block and the excitement of the city readily available.

Let’s break down this trinity floor by floor. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Lush Retreat in Villanova for $975K

1235 Page Ter., Villanova, Pa. 19085 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Don’t want summer to end? Guess what…it doesn’t have to. Well, at least it doesn’t have to if you call this pad in the 19085 home sweet home.

Weekend beaching wraps up for most once school is back in session. But if this space is yours, you can still enjoy a dip in the pool and get a nice reprieve from the heat.

The property is outfitted with a luxurious swimming pool, tiered rear decks, manicured grounds and lush gardens. Inside, the home still feels fresh and airy courtesy of the expansive windows in nearly every room. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Collegeville

1001 Brynwood Ct., Collegeville, Pa. 19426 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Preferred

It’s a small town after all…

Collegeville may be known for its quaint vibe and family-friendly environment, but the ultra-suburban town is anything but boring! Located within a comfortable distance of Center City Philadelphia, D.C. and New York, endless entertainment is a mere car ride away. The 19426 is a top-notch locale to raise a family. The median home value is $351.9K, but that number is climbing. So, if you’re searching to settle down in a suburban neighborhood and are willing to shell out roughly $500K to do so, we have listed our top three picks below. You might note that they’re all variations on the classic center-hall Colonial or Pennsylvania farmhouse. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Cut Above in Logan Square for $1.295M

2200-28 Arch St. #1210, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Want to enjoy the city skyline all the time? Well, we think we found the way for you to do just that, and it involves a 40-foot wall of windows. If you want to find out a little more about this pad that epitomizes rest and relaxation, please read on.

First off: this penthouse condo boasts an amazing 800-square-foot rooftop terrace. Up here you will find an outdoor television, a hot tub and fantastic views of Center City and the Schuylkill Banks park that render the TV redundant. Your guests will go crazy for this nice addition to the home. They’ll never want to leave. Read more »

First-time Find: A Sleek Space in East Kensington for $289K

2512 Frankford Ave., Unit A, Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 | TREND images via RE/MAX Access

Here’s the deal: we’re not always neat and tidy. Kids are messy. Dishes pile up in the sink. Something spills all over the floor.

Thankfully, this space is ready to help you tackle all of life’s craziness. The clean lines, floors and countertops are no-fuss. If you’re looking for a space that can handle your growing brood or just a pad to call your own, check out this ultra-modern townhouse. Read more »

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