Trinity Tuesday: Double Feature in Fitler Square for $817K

2420 Panama St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | Images via Zillow

If one spiral staircase isn’t enough for you, what about two?

This home is the largest and oldest on the block – and rightfully so. It has been completely remodeled and is the result of two trinity houses from 1816 combined into one.

Original 300-year-old white pine hardwood floors have been preserved throughout the entire house. On the first level, this double trinity features a foyer, a kitchen, and a sunlit dining and living area that boasts a gas fireplace and a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking a private garden: at 300 square feet, it’s the largest on the block, and a Southern magnolia tree provides shade.  Read more »

First-Time Find: Old Yet New in Germantown for $282.5K

5542 Pulaski Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19144 | TREND images via US Realty

5542 Pulaski Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19144 | TREND images via US Realty

Its residents know that Germantown has a little bit of everything. History with a contemporary vibe. Tranquility and bustle. Parks and urbanity. And all with easy access to Center City and the rest of the region.

That paragraph also describes this lovingly restored and updated Victorian home on Germantown’s west side. The updating preserved this home’s charm and character while giving it the features modern buyers want. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Year-Round Vacation in Gladwyne for $1.499M

1620 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | Images by owner via Zillow

1620 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | Images by owner via Zillow

Do you love vacationing in the mountains, in a home that overlooks the treetops or a refreshing mountain lake?

You might be forgiven for thinking you’ve gone on a permanent mountain vacation once you step inside this spacious contemporary home in Gladwyne.

This home takes advantage of its sloping lot with a huge wraparound deck that offers you splendid views of the woods that separate it from the Schuylkill riverbank. (And the steeper slope of the lot beyond the pool means that your view is not spoiled by the freeway that hugs said slope.) Below the deck is a walkout terrace that offers direct access to the back yard and stairs leading to the home’s swimming pool. Read more »

Main Line Monday: An Owner Dares You in Wynnewood

310 Fairhill Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images from prior listing via Zillow

310 Fairhill Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images from prior listing via Zillow

The home search engine Zillow has a category of homes it calls “Make Me Move.”

These homes are not currently listed for sale, but their owners have set a price that would get them to sell in a second if a buyer offers it.

In our search for an outstanding Main Line home to feature this week, we ran across one of them. It’s very spacious, has great bones, and is loaded with nice amenities. And it’s not only priced to make the owner move — given what it offers, we think it may even be priced to move, assuming you’re looking for a home in its price range.

This grand-looking home was built in 1935 by noted local builder Pasquale Beccia in the English Gothic picturesque style using his signature building materials of hand-cut stone and slate. He incorporated a number of distinctive features into it, including a large porte-cochere with balcony graced by statuary, two-story window bays and floor-to-ceiling arched fan windows and doors. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Real Bargain in Penn Valley

1600 Hagys Ford Rd 3M living & dining room

1600 Hagys Ford Rd., Unit 3M, Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | Images from owner via Zillow

Ladies and gentlemen, get your mortgage financing lined up now if living in one of the Main Line’s loveliest residential communities is on your wish list, for it’s a good bet that by the time you read this, this fairly roomy, very sunny, up-to-date condominium in Penn Valley will have gotten multiple offers for its owner, who is handling its sale directly.

But just in case we’re wrong about that, we’re showing it to you anyway. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Classic Bryn Mawr Colonial Features Glorious Staircase, Solarium

Now, that’s a staircase! TREND images via Zillow

There’s plenty to love about this home on Bryn Mawr’s north side. For starters, it dates back to 1885, and with that vintage charm comes some major curb appeal.

The minute you step inside its 3-story grand entry hall, you realize this place is no joke. A glorious winding staircase greets you, and if you want to be extra sure of its pomp, check out the fireplace on the landing of the second floor. They just don’t make ’em like they used to, huh?

But the home is more than just a fancy, swoon-worthy staircase defined by incredible hardwood floors, ornate handrails and dowels–just you wait!

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New Floors, New Kitchen, New Deck … All on One of Philly’s Prettiest Streets!

All TREND photos via Redfin.

All TREND photos via Redfin.

Remember when the Huffington Post called Addison Street “arguably the prettiest street in the entire Northeast”? Well, they did, which means this newly renovated residence on Addison’s 1800 block could really have something going for it even if it weren’t such a find in and of itself.

In addition to having its exterior reconditioned, the inside has both new and restored original pine floors, historic staircase with new pine treads/risers, revamped kitchen with SubZero and Wolf appliances (plus, farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, and soapstone counters), and pendant and LED lighting. Exposed brick is also on the first level.

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