The Hang: In Hot Water With Marian Hill

Marian Hill with Steve Davit

Marian Hill with friend and collaborator Steve Davit (left). Photograph by Justin James Muir

Can you gnaw on raw rhubarb? Marian Hill doesn’t know the answer offhand, but that doesn’t stop me from chomping a chunk like it’s crudité. After some quick Googling, I receive heartening news: I’m going to live. While rhubarb leaves are toxic, the fibrous stalk uncooked is a harmless, if exceedingly tart, snack choice.

A common mistake people make about Marian Hill concerns its membership. I’m here, prepping a perfectly safe pie in a Havertown kitchen, not with a single chanteuse, but with a couple of seventh-grade choir friends who flipped a post-college collaboration into a main-stage slot at Made in America this month. 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 »

Main Line Monday: Updated Contemporary Condo in Haverford for $699K

100 Grays Ln. #603, Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via RE/MAX Executive Realty

This space recently said sayonara to small, secluded spaces, and we’re loving the outcome! Updates tore down walls in favor of the uber-popular open floor plan. The renovations resulted in a seamless combination of up-to-the-minute glamour and minimalistic simplicity. Now a totally fluid space, this bi-level top-floor condo is easily adaptable for your personal needs. Want an extra office instead of a bedroom? Not a problem. Need a play room for the little ones? You can have that too! Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Haverford

237 Montgomery Ave. #3E, Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND image via RE/MAX Executive Realty

Haverford may not be quite as fancy as its neighboring Main Line townships on either side, Radnor and Lower Merion, but it shares their reputation for a high quality of life and good schools.

Home prices in ZIP code 19041 reflect that: $500,000 is a bit below the current median sale price, which hovers in the $600s. That means that homes selling in the $500,000 range are a step up from “starter homes.” These three homes, however, are worth considering for starters: Read more »

Main Line Monday: Contemporary Cool in Haverford for $998.5K

311 Laurel Ln., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via Zillow

311 Laurel Ln., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via Zillow

This is certainly not your average home, folks. We’re starting to think that’s why we like it so much.

This contemporary-style residence presents typical household amenities in an atypical fashion. The main level is actually the upper level, and features a living room, dining room, expansive master bedroom suite (seriously, this thing is huge), and a powder room. The lower level features a large family room, three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, a laundry room, and room for storage.

Our favorite parts of the house are the variety of oversized windows throughout, particularly in the living room, which open the already airy space up even more and showcase the natural landscape outside. Can you imagine how relaxing it would be to watch Saturday morning cartoons next to a view like that? We can, and in our opinion, it would be pretty awesome.

The property’s exterior boasts a detached garage, a spacious driveway, several decks, and a sloped backyard with a wooden path down to a stream.

This quirky and cool home is ready for the right family to take it to the next level. Composed of more than 4,300 square feet and situated on nearly an acre of land, the potential is all there. Head down to Haverford and check out this Main Line marvel. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $998,500

311 Laurel Ln., Haverford, Pa. 19041 [Kathleen Lange | RE/MAX Executive Realty]

Main Line Monday: A Renovated Farmhouse in Haverford for $775K

130 Avon Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via Zillow

130 Avon Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via Keller Williams Main Line Realty

Everybody knows that the Main Line is a hub for beautiful mansions and expansive estates, so when we stumbled upon a recently re-listed property as different from the norm as this, we knew we had to talk about it.

This chic farmhouse was built back in the 1940s and is situated among estates on a private road in Haverford. The beautiful, exposed wood ceilings blend flawlessly with new modern finishes to make it an artistic delight for anyone.

The main level features an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and Shaker kitchen cabinetry. The great room works as both a living and dining room, and comes to life in the daytime thanks to the nine-foot French doors leading out to the private courtyard. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Hold Court in Haverford for $2.295M

151 Cheswold Valley Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

151 Cheswold Valley Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

The converted carriage house is a staple of many an affluent neighborhood. In most cases, you can still find traces of the home’s original function in telltale clues on the outside and the inside.

Not here. About the only clue this magnificent home contains to its original use comes in the form of the extra-large arched floor-to-ceiling windows that flood many of its first-floor rooms with light.

Those aside, this one-of-a-kind home looks like it had been designed for gracious living from the start, with the full complement of luxurious touches and amenities buyers expect in homes of this type. Read more »

Main Line Monday: That ’70s Home in Haverford, Updated, $959.9K

405 Richard Knolls, Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

405 Richard Knolls, Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

This spectacular 1970s* contemporary home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac on Haverford’s north side.  Viewing it from the outside, you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve passed through a time warp, but on the inside, it remains fresh, clean and light, with its modernist design leavened by elements of traditional decor.

With an open floor plan, stunning hardwood floors and more windows than you can imagine, natural light is a key element in this home. Some of the more distinct elements that bring this home to life are the vaulted wood-beamed ceilings and built-ins in the family room,  a master suite with a fabulous walk-in closet and an incredible in-home sauna, and a renovated gourmet kitchen. An expansive rear deck outside offers views of your scenic backyard as well as a space to entertain. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Over-the-Top Opulence in Haverford

327 Grays Ln., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

327 Grays Ln., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

There are lots of fabulous mansions on the Main Line. We’ve featured several of them in this space. But we’ve run across very few of them that combine elegant details, loads of space for you and your stuff, and extraordinary features in the way this relatively modest (for its category) 1921 brick Colonial does.

But we shouldn’t have been so surprised to find all of this in this home. After all, it has a name: “Maxwellton.”

Sitting on an impeccably manicured 1.57-acre hillside lot in Haverford’s bosky northern reaches, this sumptuous mansion will astound you with its many fine features and details, the work of numerous architects and landscape designers who have upgraded this home over the last several years. Read more »

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