Trinity Tuesday: A Double Feature in Wash West for $599K

1245 Lombard St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Images courtesy of Space & Company

1245 Lombard St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Images courtesy of Space & Company

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again – for this double trinity in Washington Square West, it’s all about the details.

It’s been just over two years since we featured this home the last time it was on the market. As indicated by the price increase since then, it has undergone some updates both extensively (shout out to the new kitchen) and minimally (the backyard has been cleaned up, amongst other things).

Celebrating its 100th birthday in 2017, the townhouse still maintains some of its finest original details like pine floors, moldings, two functioning fireplaces, and a (maybe not-so-fine) traditional trinity staircase. Alternatively, it also boasts fresh features like central air and a gourmet kitchen. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Blissful Seclusion in Penn Valley for $1.55M

952 Summit Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

952 Summit Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Who doesn’t like a little extra privacy these days?

Walk through the private gate of this 1880 farmhouse and enter into your own secluded oasis.

Even before stepping foot inside the property, you will be taken aback by its awesome exterior features. The front porch was designed to resemble a classic farm-style porch, and looks like something straight out of a movie – we can only imagine how peaceful it would be to sip our morning coffee on it (sigh). The landscaped property itself is fully fenced and features a vegetable garden and a saltwater pool. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Ardmore

215 Drexel Rd., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Zillow

215 Drexel Rd., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Zillow

Straddling two counties, Ardmore is one of the Main Line’s largest and liveliest suburban communities. It boasts some of the best shops, restaurants, bars, festivals, and nightlife in the area – just head down to Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore’s main street, and embrace all the town has to offer.

But what does it cost to live here? Apparently, it’s actually quite affordable for all potential homeowners looking to spend under a million dollars. Homes for sale in the area currently fall somewhere between $200,000 to $850,000 – and there are several options that fall right in the middle, at about $500,000. If this is your desired price range, scroll on and see what we’ve found. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: Nirvana in Devon for $8M

500 S. Waterloo Rd., Devon, Pa. 19333 |Photos: Herb Engelsberg via Jack Aezen

500 S. Waterloo Rd., Devon, Pa. 19333 |Photos: Herb Engelsberg via Jack Aezen

Some mansions have more than elegance to recommend them. This home in Devon is one of those, because it has a story behind it.

That story begins in 1903, when Philadelphia attorney and philanthropist William C. Bullitt built this home as a summer residence on 12 acres of land near Waterloo and Exeter roads. He called it “Oxmoor,” after his family’s ancestral home in Louisville. His will provided for the home to pass to his two sons, William C. Jr. — the first U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union in the FDR administration — and Orville H., one of the founders of Blue Cross of Greater Philadelphia (now Independence Blue Cross) and a board chairman of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, upon his death.

That took place in 1919, whereupon the sons sold it to Francis R. Welsh, who renamed it “Nirvana.” With its beautifully landscaped grounds and classically elegant detailing, the name certainly fit. Read more »

First-Time Find: Suburban Renewal in Drexel Hill for $260K

3820 Huey Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 19026 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

3820 Huey Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 19026 | Images via Zillow

If you’ve ever dreamed about living in a fixer-upper (without actually doing the fixer-up-ing), say hello to this single-family home in Drexel Hill. Thanks to a complete rehabilitation, this historic home built in 1923 appears to be anything but dated.

The entire main level features beautiful hardwood floors and neutral walls. The kitchen showcases white cabinetry, granite countertops, ceramic subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Next to the kitchen is a large dining room, followed by an open living room. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Elbow Room in Pennsport for $315K

113 Titan St., Philadelphia, Pa. | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach

113 Titan St., Philadelphia, Pa. | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach

Never judge a book by its cover. Never judge a trinity by its exterior, either.

From the moment you enter into this Pennsport trinity, you’ll be taken aback by what you find. The surprisingly spacious main level acts as an open living and dining room, and has brand new wood flooring, shelving, and a front window that brings in just the right amount of natural light.

The contemporary kitchen features trendy blue cabinetry, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. At the back of the kitchen is a door leading out to a yard with a partial deck and a pear tree.

Head up the unwound trinity staircase to the second level, where you will find the first of three bedrooms. Located at the front of the house, it’s the only bedroom on this level – and although it’s not technically dubbed the master bedroom, we assume most homeowners would use it as such. Also on this level is a brand new bathroom with tile flooring, a marble subway tile tub, and modern vanity.

The third level is home to the last two bedrooms. A sliding barn door leads into the front bedroom, which contains a vaulted beadboard panel ceiling, a storage loft, and exposed brick. The back bedroom has all the features of its counterpart, except this one’s storage loft is big enough to be converted into a sleeping area (um, cool!). A full bathroom is located in the hall between both bedrooms.

Located in one of Philadelphia’s quietest riverfront neighborhoods, this trinity is safe, convenient, and close to Queen Village. It has great potential for anyone looking for that perfect starter home, as long as you can tolerate the square footage (or lack thereof). We will say, though, that the modern updates sure do make the most of every inch of this home.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 915

SALE PRICE: $315,000

OTHER STUFF: Laundry, new mechanicals, and extra storage space are all located in the basement. There’s an open house for this home on Sunday, February 12th, from noon to 1 p.m.



113 Titan St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach]

Stately Wayne Manor Gets an Agent – and a Haircut

100 Pembroke Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via Zillow

100 Pembroke Ave. in Wayne has been relisted with an actual real estate agent. | TREND image via Zillow

Recall that gorgeous brick English Gothic mansion in Wayne we featured as our Jawdropper of the Week back on January 17th?

Apparently, its owner has decided that the no-frills approach to selling it wasn’t working, despite Simple Choice Realty’s claims about its flat-fee listing service: “It’s Easy, It’s Affordable, It works!”

Maybe it works for a typical tract house, McMansion or modest rehabbed home. But it appears that a home this special, with a price tag to match, needs a real pro to market it effectively.

So this home’s owner has turned to the Beth Samberg Team at Keller Williams Realty Main Line to move this property. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Modern History in Merion Station for $825K

79 E Wynnewood Rd., Merion Station, Pa. 19066 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Colonial here, colonial there, colonial everywhere! The Main Line is a hub for 20th-century colonials, so it’s not exactly surprising that we found this one for sale in Merion Station.

What is surprising about this colonial, however, is its beauty. From its exquisitely maintained exterior to its completely renovated interior, this 1916 home is fit for any family.

Step inside the open foyer and you will be immediately pleased by your surroundings. On either side, you will find a spacious living and dining room, each with a gas fireplace. Oak hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, wainscoting and crown molding all make the home feel even that much more posh. Double doors in the living room lead out into a 3-seasons room, a boast-worthy bonus that contains exposed stone walls, built-in shelving and a stunning herringbone brick floor.

The updated kitchen has white cabinetry, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a wine fridge. An adjoining breakfast room is perfect for a comfortable snack or casual meal.

Different from its counterparts, the family room, located in a new addition, features a trendy tiled floor. The room illuminates in the daytime thanks to multiple windows and a sliding glass door to the backyard deck. (Oh, and it has a wet bar.)

Head upstairs to the second level and you will find the master suite, as well as two additional bedrooms. The master bathroom contains a double-sink granite vanity, a frameless glass tiled shower, a Kohler soaking tub, and glass tiled floors. This colonial also features a third level, where potential homeowners will find the last two bedrooms – one of which has access to the home’s rooftop deck.

With easy access to SEPTA train stations, major roads, and all that Merion Station has to offer, this massive home is definitely worth checking out. Situated on half an acre of land, it is a stellar family home – and there’s room to grow.

This home’s price was reduced by $24,901 on Jan. 4. 

THE FINE PRINT: 

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 4 full

SQUARE FEET: 4,396

SALE PRICE: $824,999

OTHER STUFF: This home has an unfinished basement and a detached 1-car garage.



79 E Wynnewood Rd., Merion Station, Pa. 19066 [Robin Gordon | BHHS Fox & Roach]

What $500K Will Buy You in Bustleton

9733 Bridle Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 | TREND image via Keller Williams Real Estate

9733 Bridle Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 | TREND image via Keller Williams Real Estate

If you want to live in a part of the city that feels almost nothing like a city, Bustleton is the place for you. Situated in the Philadelphia’s Far Northeast and just minutes from Bucks County, this neighborhood boasts a unique atmosphere that teeters somewhere between urban and suburban.

With most homes in the area falling within the $200,000 range, a budget of $500,000 will lead potential homeowners to some of the most expensive properties in the neighborhood — a neighborhood that is only expected to rise over the next few years, we might add. So, what do some of these properties look like? Check out three of them below. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Real Trophy Home in New Hope for $2.795M

6888 Paxson Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Images courtesy of Addison Wolfe Real Estate

6888 Paxson Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Images courtesy of Addison Wolfe Real Estate

It’s rare that a property fully encompasses what it means to be “the total package.” Normally, even the most beautiful home falls short somewhere – whether it be its price, square footage, condition, or some other attribute that’s lacking.

But this New Hope mansion known as “Paxson Ridge” just might be the needle in the haystack. At nearly 8,000 square feet and sitting on more than 7 acres of land, it is truly the definition of one-of-a-kind. Read more »

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