Jawdropper of the Week: Chemistry in Ardmore for $2.5M

300 Glenn Rd., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

“Crestlea” has been the house “on top of the hill” since it was built in 1907 for Dr. Joseph M. Reeves. When chemical heiress Eluthera du Pont lived here, the home served as a hub of social life on the Main Line. You now have the opportunity to make this hilltop home your own social hub, personal refuge, or whatever you want it to be.

It’s a splendid specimen of that Main Line mainstay, the center-hall Colonial. And this one has a particularly impressive center hall. It boasts a soaring two-story-high stairwell accented by wainscoting and a Palladian window and a wood-burning fireplace with a green marble surround and elegant wood mantle. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Convenience in South Ardmore for $315K

818 Biddle St., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

This handsome home in the Haverford Township portion of South Ardmore is sooooo close to our First-Time Find price ceiling it hurts. Maybe if the owner had taken just another $15,000 off its asking price when it got cut at the start of August, we would have held off on featuring this home until Wednesday.

But it happens to be on the Main Line as well, so we can feature it here. Which we’re doing today because it has a lot to offer a young, growing family.

One of them is a good school district: that of Haverford Township.

Another is a convenient and historic location: you’re close to the heart of both the Main Line’s biggest and liveliest Main Street and the oldest and largest historically African-American community on the Main Line, not to mention both SEPTA Regional Rail and the Norristown High-Speed Line.

Then there’s the house itself. Read more »

Police Offer $5,000 Reward in Ardmore Killing

ardmore killing

Via the Haverford Township Police Department

Haverford Township Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a 29-year-old man in Ardmore on Saturday evening.

Police believe the suspect fired shots in Philly about 45 minutes before he gunned down John Le of Narberth, shortly after 6 p.m. outside an apartment building on the 2300 block of Haverford Road, according to Police Chief John ViolaRead more »

Kids Get In on the Construction Act at One Ardmore Place

Construction crew members from Harkins Builders were on hand to show off the genuine articles at the One Ardmore Place construction site during Saturday’s “Big Dig” street carnival. | Photos: Ardmore Initiative

The little Bob and Betty the Builders out Ardmore way who have been spending all this time gazing at “Real-Life Monster Construction Equipment for Kids” videos finally got a chance to get up close and personal with their heart’s desire this past Sunday (June 25th), courtesy the Ardmore Initiative.

The youngest members of the hard hat set turned out with their parents in tow that day to enjoy “The Big Dig Construction-Themed Carnival” in the block of Cricket Avenue just south of Lancaster Avenue.

That’s the block on which Dranoff Properties is building One Ardmore Place, the 110-unit mixed-use apartment/retail development that Ardmore officials have been counting on for some time to serve as a spark plug for “The Main Street of the Main Line’s” rejuvenation. Read more »

Apartments Proposed Atop Ardmore Christian Science Reading Room

The Christian Science Reading Room on Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore would get a two-story apartment building on top under a proposal submitted to Lower Merion's historical review board. | Google Street View image

The Christian Science Reading Room on Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore would get a two-story apartment building on top under a proposal submitted to Lower Merion’s historical review board. | Google Street View image

Developers Chris and Ryan Tobin want to join the parade of builders adding apartments to downtown Ardmore. Their modest proposal, however, would add two stories to a one-story historic building, so it got referred to the Lower Merion Historical Architecture Review Board.

The Main Line Times reports that the board voted to send the developers back to the drawing board to address concerns about the project’s design and its effect on neighboring structures. 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 »

First-Time Find: A Pin-Worthy Home in Ardmore

729 Hathaway Ln, Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Moore & Ryan Real Estate

729 Hathaway Ln, Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Moore & Ryan Real Estate

When you’re looking for a place to call home for the first time, you’ll probably hear lots of warnings to lower your expectations and keep your wish list short.

It’s safe to say that we’ve found a home that will require you to do no such thing. With clean interiors, spacious and airy rooms, freshly painted walls and exceptional updates, the house is not only move-in ready but also Pinterest-worthy. And with a price this low, you’re really getting that bang for your buck.

This spacious and light-filled twin home in Ardmore features original hardwood floors and beautiful details like clean crown molding and gorgeous light fixtures that make rooms homey. The curb appeal is strong, with a welcoming front porch and well-maintained shrubbery. Read more »

New Co-Working Space for Women Now Open

Tina Nerelli (left) and Stephanie Gambescia Seal show off their new co-working space in Ardmore.

When self-employed Katy O’Gara works from home, there’s always something that can distract her. A mother of four kids 12 and under, O’Gara might see a pile of dirty laundry or smell something festering in a trashcan in one of her child’s bedrooms.

“At home, maybe I’ll catch up on my Bravo while I’m doing work and it’s just not effective,” said O’Gara, who runs a startup that organizes dining tours of walk-able towns like Bryn Mawr, Ardmore and Media.

But in November 2015, O’Gara found a better option: a new, 2,600-square-foot, women-only co-working space started by Bizzy Mamas — a group made up of mostly young, working moms that own their own businesses. Located above a cafe in Ardmore’s commercial district on Lancaster Avenue, the space has workstations, meeting rooms, a kitchen (yes, there’s coffee and alcohol) and even a photography studio. Read more »

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