Reduced and Pending: Chestnut Hill House Where a Jodie Foster Movie was Filmed

All TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Blue Bell.

All TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Blue Bell.

Lynnewood, a three-story house resting atop 3.5 acres and vaunting the respect of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, is now under contract. As one would imagine, the home has architectural pedigree and is the site of a scene in Stealing Home, a romantic comedy starring Jodie Foster (more on that here).

Movie trivia aside, the home boasts high casement windows, French doors, and a master suite with a porch and view of the grounds. There’s also a 5-car garage and guest apartment.

See the gallery below…(sorry, no Jodie cameo)

Tinicum Township Home That’s So Picturesque It Could Have Been Inspired by a Children’s Storybook

All TREND photos via Addison Wolfe Real Estate.

All TREND photos via Addison Wolfe Real Estate.

Not to be confused with the Tinicum Township south of Philadelphia, this Tinicum home, called “the Old Weaver Homestead,” is a Bucks County property through and through, and, much like the neighboring country cottage of our dreams, it’s a charming two-bedroom with a delightful interior.

Raising its appeal even further is a nearby running stream, little milk house (used as a gym), and two barns, one of which has been converted into a storage and guest apartment (first and second levels, respectively), while the other contains stalls and a greenhouse area for growing vegetables in the winter.

Continue on to see the beautiful gallery…

That Game of Thrones-ish Mansion in Villanova is Pending Sale

All TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Haverford.

All TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Haverford.

Things seem to be looking up for this formidable Delaware County estate, which at the beginning of the year was listed for $2,349,000 followed by a series of price cuts, delistings, re-listings, price raises, and more cuts. The medieval-style mansion has, as Shannon Rooney noted in January, a distinct Game of Thrones air to it and no one was biting.

That is until now.

Redfin says the home is contingent, which means someone might finally be in the process of sealing the deal on the grand property. And what a home they’ll have! In addition to the lovely particulars inside (hand carved millwork, limestone accents, leaded glass windows, and a 20-foot beamed ceiling), the 2-plus-acre grounds seem to call out from a different time: gardens, stone walls, reflecting pond, and several terraces.

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Rent This Rustic, Loft-Style Barn in Chester County

Image via Postlets on

Image via Postlets on

Renters in the market for a high-end renovated barn in Chester County are in serious luck today–your hunt is over.

Originally built in the 1800’s as a bank barn, this rental home now has all of the modern, yet classicly rustic, amenities you’ll want: Spacious kitchen with stone counters, gorgeous river stone fire place with circular raised hearth, open living room and two loft-style bedrooms. They even swapped out the original entrance with a large wall of windows for plenty of natural light.

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The Country Cottage of Your Dreams Is In Bucks County

TREND photos via Coldwell Banker Hearthside.

TREND photos via Coldwell Banker Hearthside.

Readers, prepare to fall in love.

The jewel that is this Erwinna residence has a covered bridge leading to the picket-fenced property, which–as if the cute bridge weren’t enough–includes the most picturesque stone pathway lined with trees on either side extending to the home’s entrance. There’s also a treehouse folly that makes for a wonderfully unconventional guest quarter.

Unsurprisingly, the listing states the home is the work of award-winning garden designer Jon Carloftis and as such has “been featured in dozens of design, lifestyle and garden magazines.” Interior charms include a wood-burning fireplace, painted wood floors, built-ins, and French doors with access to a covered sleeping porch that overlooks the gardens and stream.

Continue reading about the kitchen and beautiful garage…

Reduced: Semi-Steampunk Unit in Washington Square West


TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Get in early on the Chestnut East renaissance with Unit H at 720 Chestnut Street. First listed in September for $539,000, the spacious Washington Square West unit has been reduced this week to $494,000. It boasts an expansive open living room/ kitchen space with hardwood floors, a stone fireplace and a “suburban-sized” kitchen with an island. The statement-making piece is the wooden mount in the living room–complete with vintage, industrial-chic gears.

The two bedrooms are large and the wood-trimmed master bath is decked out with a beautiful modern motif that’s in stark contrast to the steampunkish gear in the living room. Wake up every morning overlooking the stunning Quaker City National Bank building or choose to hang outside on the shared deck. Roof rights are also included.

Want to get a better look? There’s an open house scheduled for 12 p.m. on December 21. Gallery below. Read more »

$1 Million Haddonfield Residence with the Greatest Neighbors

Photos by owner via Zillow.

Photos by owner via Zillow.

This is one of those “for sale by owner” houses we rarely feature on Property, but we opted to include this one for its family-friendly appeal. According to the owner, the 1900 Victorian is in a spot-on location with top schools and PATCO’s Haddonfield Station all within walking distance. They also call their immediate neighbors “the best in town” and note the decades-old tradition of having a neighborhood Fourth of July block party with a float.

Other elements that make it an inviting home are its modern-day amenities, which include newly refinished basement and master and guest bathrooms, an in-home office with its own entryway and bathroom, and a kitchen that was remodeled in 2004 and has reclaimed barn hemlock floors with Mark Wilkinson cabinets, SubZero fridge, honed limestone countertops and Viking 6-burner stove and double oven.

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Trinity Tuesday: Northern Liberties Home That’s “In Walking Distance to Everything” For Sale

1027 N Hope St, Philadelphia, PA, 19123

All photos by TREND via RE/MAXX ACCESS.

As one would expect from a home smack dab between Northern Liberties and Fishtown, this trinity house is “in walking distance to everything,” to quote the listing. No kidding, WalkScore dubs it a Walker and Biker’s Paradise, which makes sense since it’s within two blocks of the Piazza and is right next to all the goodies both neighborhoods have to offer.

The home itself is a renovated structure that boasts a pristine new bathroom (seriously, check it out in the gallery below) and kitchen with a full wall backsplash. Exposed brick can be found in the living and dining areas, while original features include wood floors and a spiral staircase.

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Move-In Ready Victorian with Coffee Nook and Two-Story Barn

128 W Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA, 19087

All photos by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach.

Movie theater, restaurants, and a slew of shops are all minutes away from this meticulously renovated (but also carefully preserved) Eastlake Victorian in South Wayne, which, for all its location charms, offers its own attractions to potential homeowners.

The living room for one contains a cozy wood-burning fireplace, while the kitchen has a lovely coffee nook with room for larger seating in addition to already having a granite island and DCS and GE Monogram appliances. Outside, a two-story barn, which includes space for two cars, storage, and hayloft, has R5 zoning, which allows for it to be converted into a guest home, office or separate dwelling.

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For Sale: Attractive East Falls French Tudor with Turret Entrance

3306 Warden Dr, Philadelphia, PA, 19129

3306 Warden Dr, Philadelphia, PA, 19129

Less than five minutes from Grace Kelly’s childhood home stands this French Normandy stone beauty.  Built sometime in the 1920s, the home has seen updates over the years but has fortuitously had its original character and architectural detail preserved.

Among its more standout traits are its turret entry, rooster weathervane, casement windows and a Juliet balcony overlooking the front path. (We’re sure anyone would feel like royalty from that vantage point.) Interior highlights include a curved staircase, sunken living room with central fireplace, sizable master suite, new master bathroom and new kitchen with mosaic tile backsplash, granite counters and an adjoining breakfast area.

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