Main Line Monday: “Dallas” in Bryn Mawr for $650K

684 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

What do 1950s ranch homes want to be when they grow up?

We strongly suspect something like this one.

Somewhere between its birth and now, it ran across owners who, it appears, had visions of Southfork dancing in their heads. The result of this cross-pollination is a home with a Main Line address but a Texas feel.

The transport begins when you drive through the gate of this handsomely updated home and scope out the meticulously manicured front lawn. Then, as you drive up the driveway, park your car in front and walk through the front door, you may hear the theme from “Dallas” playing faintly in the back of your head.  Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Carriage Manse in Bryn Mawr for $1.099M

735 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19090 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

735 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

It’s no difficult task to imagine that a house with a full-width, five-columned, two-story front porch is going to be pretty impressive. But what makes this Bryn Mawr home a surprise is that this was the carriage house for a much larger estate. Built in 1915, this home is situated on 1.25 acres of land and boasts 5,000 square feet of interior space. And that’s just the start of its awesomeness.

Let’s begin with the main level. The open floor plan layout features all the rooms you would typically find in a house – a living room, family room, dining room, and kitchen. And then, there are some extras – a breakfast room, sunroom, playroom, guest bedroom, and laundry room. Read more »

Blowing Up the Menus at Sola in Bryn Mawr

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Chef Scott Morozin took over the kitchen at Sola BYOB in Bryn Mawr last summer and since then, he has been launching programs that stretch the definition of the word “menu.”

First there were his multi-course progressive tasting menus. Then “No Menu Mondays” where Morozin and his crew work without a net, crafting meals and menus on the fly for guests. And now he’s putting it all out there again with a new Friday Night Chef’s Table program.

Don’t worry. We’ve got the details after the jump.

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Tredici Bryn Mawr is Getting Close to an Opening Date

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That above picture is what the dining room at the new Enoteca Tredici in Bryn Mawr looks like right now — not finished, obviously, but a lot closer to finished than it has been. And no, we don’t have the name written backwards. According to a recent Facebook post by owner Greg Dodge, they had to switch up the name a little in order to keep it from getting confused with a different local business — Wayne’s Tredici Italian Market.

In that same post, he also gave us the news we’ve been waiting to hear: That the 5,000 square foot Tredici at Bryn Mawr Village (915 West Lancaster Avenue, in the same complex where the Main Line’s first La Colombe opened last year) is nearing completion and that they’re planning on an April opening.

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Main Line Monday: Bedecked in Bryn Mawr for $949K

811 Lafayette Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

811 Lafayette Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

For anyone who longs for outdoor space of your own, let’s just say this property exemplifies backyard goals. Add to that the home’s stunning interior, and you have yourself the total package.

Nestled in Bryn Mawr, this Cape Cod offers homeowners high-end comfort at a reasonable price – although most people would be wary to define almost one million dollars as “reasonable,” it is one of the most affordable homes in its immediate neighborhood.

The whole floor plan has been upgraded to suit the needs of the modern family. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Bryn Mawr

703 Polo Circle | TREND image via RE/MAX Executive Realty

703 Polo Circle | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach

703 Polo Circle | 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 2,884 square feet, $499,000

This contemporary Colonial not only has a stellar location, with just a short walk to public transportation, Bryn Mawr Hospital and all of the shops and restaurants the neighborhood has to offer, but has some interior perks as well: hardwood and tiled floors, spacious and free-flowing living spaces, a nicely updated kitchen complete with granite countertops, and a fabulous backyard and tiled patio to entertain. This quiet cul-de-sac home provides the right amount of space and is move-in ready, though you might want to spruce up the bathrooms a bit.  This home’s price was reduced by $40,900 on Dec. 5.
703 Polo Circle, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 [Jamie Rennis | BHHS Fox & Roach]

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Main Line Special: The Gilded Age Comes to Life in Bryn Mawr

1131 Green Valley Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

1131 Green Valley Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

“Can’t repeat the past?…Why, of course you can!”

It’s hard not to imagine Jay Gatsby, tragic hero of The Great Gatsby, bellowing this in the doorway of “La Lanterne,” as this home is properly called. In fact, many aspects of this home bring to fruition our idea of how Gatsby would have lived had he been real. From the long tree-lined driveway to the gilded and over-the-top interior to the perfectly manicured tennis courts and gardens that dot the property, it’s quite easy to say Mr. Gatsby would’ve been in his proverbial glory. Read more »

First-Time Find: Updated Contemporary Comfort in Bryn Mawr

117 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images from Long & Foster Real Estate

117 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images from Long & Foster Real Estate

Sellers who photograph homes for sale, and some brokers as well, often resort to tricks to make spaces look larger than they are. It’s a shame, for usually, photos that show the spaces as they are will reveal that they have enough room for a typical buyer.

Most often, this takes the form of using a wide-angle lens to take in more of the space. This week’s featured home employs a most unusual tactic: the use of fish-eye lenses.

As we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t want to hang your pictures and mirrors from bulging walls, please be assured that the walls of this comfortable, recently updated home close to the heart of Bryn Mawr are perfectly straight, as some of the photos make clear. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Real Estate in Bryn Mawr

560 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Byrn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

560 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

There are manors, and then there are manors.

This week’s Jawdropper of the Week features Holly Hill, an estate with a fascinating blend of history and modern design. Originally known as Fox Hill Farms, this property was commissioned by Fidelity Trust Company of Philadelphia President Rudolph Ellis in 1881 as his summer home and designed by architect Theophilus Chandler. While pared down to a manageable 5.247 acres from its original plot of 320 acres, this estate has not lost its grandeur by any means.

The exterior of this home is truly eye candy. The driveway begins at a stone gate house designed by noted Philadelphia architect Wilson Eyre and winds around to a private, gated residence sitting amid impressive grounds that largely follow landscape architect Oglesby Paul’s 1914 plan. Even from a distance, the eye is drawn to the weathervane-topped turret, attention-grabbing red tile roof and the curved stone walls. Read more »

La Colombe Is Now Open in Bryn Mawr

La Colombe opens on the Main Line | Photo by La Colombe

La Colombe opens on the Main Line | Photo by La Colombe

La Colombe opens its first suburban Philadelphia location today in BrynMawr. The Main Line La Colombe opens at 915 West Lancaster Avenue, in a former auto garage. The cafe is part of a new retail and office development at the site named Bryn Mawr Village.

The 2,000 square foot space features skylights, handcrafted wood furniture, indoor plants and planter boxes at the entrance.

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