Tag: haverford

Weekend Open Houses: Gladwyne, Bala, and Haverford

234 River Road Gladwyne

Plenty of lovely homes are open for your viewing pleasure this weekend in nearby Philly ‘burbs. Below are our top picks, including one special 4-bedroom with a listing that asks, “Wouldn’t you like to paddle your kayak across the river and take a Septa train to work?” Wow. Special, indeed. 234 River Road, Gladwyne, PA [...]

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Realtors Accused of Animal-Dumping Put House Back on Market


It was quite a scandal: Two real estate agents who had their house on the market across the street from another house for sale were accused of trying to sabotage their neighbor’s sale by knocking down signs and dumping dead animals on her property. Both agents denied the charges and retained a lawyer to file a defamation suit.

Now they’ve put their house back on the market after a hiatus. It was first listed in April at 1.149 million. It was taken off the market in July, shortly after the scandal erupted. Now it’s being relisted by National Realty Old City LLC for $1.025 million.

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Renovated Haverford Home for Sale

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SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Haverford Home for Sale Valencia—a 1927 Costswold-style English Tudor in Haverford—has been extensively renovated while preserving the home’s original architecture, millwork and craftsmanship. Modern features abound in the updated eat-in kitchen, and you’ll find marble and nature stone in the bath. You can keep your family organized in a handy mudroom as well [...]

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Iliana Strauss Lists Pep Boys Estate Designed By Walter K. Durham

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Iliana Strauss, the widow of Pep Boys heir Ben Strauss (son of Mo), has put her grand, 8,000-square-foot Haverford home designed by Walter K. Durham on the market for about $2 million. The nine-bedroom home, designed by Lower Merion’s most famous and prolific architect, may look historic-stone-and-ivy from the front, but from the back and indoors, it’s actually a mix of styles, insistently surprising the eye. In many rooms, for instance, there are random-width oak floors. But the kitchen is spare, and feels thoroughly contemporary.

The home sits on almost one-and-a-half acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a pool, a pool house, an outdoor kitchen and grill, and a carriage house with an apartment. The photos tell the rest of the tale. Note the Pep Boys decor.

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Walter Durham Home for Sale in Haverford

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Walter Durham Home for Sale Iconic architect Walter Durham has designed more than 300 homes on the Main Line, reviving the Welsh farmhouse tradition, which became the signature style of the area. This Durham home in Haverford has been skillfully renovated and expanded, taking careful measure to preserve the architectural designs, millwork and amenities, while [...]

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Main Line Monday: Horace Trumbauer-Designed Home Ready for Golf Open


In a feat of perfect timing, this house overlooking the Merion Golf Course went on the market last month, just ahead of the 2013 US Golf Open. While it’s unlikely someone would purchase a home simply for perfect access to a two-week event, they might indeed make the purchase because the three-story Georgian colonial was designed by famed architect Horace Trumbauer. Additionally, there’s so much odd but lovable fabulousness: the trompe l’oeil bookshelves, the wood-paneled library, the phenomenal wallpaper, the hanging bed, the framed Peyton Manning jersey–oh, wait, that last one is maybe less fabulous.

The home is on almost 3.5 acres with a manicured garden, and it has a sun porch, six fireplaces, a playroom, a pool and a pool house/cottage with a kitchen and bath.

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This Haverford Home for Sale is a Hole in One

Haverford Home for sale close to Merion Golf Course just in time for U.S. Open.

Haverford Home for sale close to Merion Golf Course just in time for U.S. Open.

SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Haverford Home for Sale that’s Perfect for Golf Enthusiasts Want a good spot at the 2013 U.S. Open after watching Tiger’s win this weekend? Consider purchasing this six-bedroom, five-bath  Haverford home for sale that overlooks Merion Golf Course.  The 1922 Georgian stone colonial was designed by Horace Trumbauer, an American architect from the [...]

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10 Main Line Homes Where Tiger Woods Could Sleep During the U.S. Golf Open


The 2013 USGA Open Championship will be held at the Merion Golf Club this year, and that means many overnight guests will come for at least a week in June and need places to stay–including odds-on favorite Tiger Woods. Savvy Main Line property owners are taking advantage of the influx of moneyed spectators by charging unfathomable (though obviously quite plausible) rental prices, some of them just for a driveway or lawn. As with other large sporting events, the closer the home is to the venue, the higher the price, but with golf, there’s a little wrinkle as its fans like to stay on the venue if possible. So the homes that charge the most are on the golf club grounds.

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