What $500K Will Buy You in Radnor

320 Harbison Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Are you looking to avoid breaking the bank but only want to look at listings with a Main Line mailing address? We found three options at around $500K in Radnor Township’s Wayne section that might be the best thing for your budget and for your brood. After all, great schools, safe streets, charming neighborhoods and tell-tale Main Line history make for compelling pros when house hunting. But when you throw in a median home value of $690,800, you may get skeptical about settling down in Radnor. Luckily, we’ve made the search simple and placed some reasonable, historic and superbly suburban homes below. They’re all uniquely distinct without losing the charm and historic flair native to the Main Line. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Sweet Storybook Home in Narberth for $719K

402 Haverford Ave., Narbeth, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

402 Haverford Ave., Narberth, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

This home’s got it all – a great location, gorgeous stone construction, a spacious backyard, and new interior updates.

Our favorite part is the charming front porch, which looks like it belongs on a movie set and would be a great spot to sit and read with a glass of wine in hand (are we getting ahead of ourselves?). From the front porch, enter into the center hall where you will be surrounded by both the living and dining rooms on either side. Beyond these rooms is a renovated kitchen and breakfast area. Read more »

Southwark on Reed Sales Pass Halfway Mark

The open floor plan kitchen is completely modern.

The open floor plan kitchen is completely modern. | Images courtesy of Wainger Group

It’s been almost a year and a half since we reported on the demolition of the former site of Mount Sinai Hospital, to make way for a 95-unit townhouse development.

Since then, the number of homes to be built on the site was cut by four, but the 91 homes that are being built are selling at a rapid clip.

The developers of the Southwark on Reed project announced Friday that they had passed the halfway mark in sales, making the development the fastest-selling luxury townhouse project in the city. Read more »

A Modern Master’s Mansion in Fort Washington for $25M

7711 Sheaff Ln., Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 | Images via Long & Foster / Christie's International Real Estate

7711 Sheaff Ln., Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 | Photos: Halkin Architectural Photography LLC via Long & Foster / Christie’s International Real Estate

We never thought we’d run across a home whose interior space can be expressed in acres.

There’s a first time for everything, it seems, for this home contains 0.85 acres of interior space.

(That’s 36,957 square feet, expressed in conventional terms.)

Yes, you could fit several tract houses inside this Rafael Viñoly-designed masterwork. But why would you want to?

For this expansive home that’s ideally suited for entertaining on a grand scale also offers a high level of intimacy for those moments when you want it. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: Acres of Cool Near Yardley for $950K

1440 Pheasant Run Circle, Yardley, Pa. 19067 | TREND images via Long & Foster

1440 Pheasant Run Circle, Yardley, Pa. 19067 | TREND images via Long & Foster

Situated in the northern part of Philadelphia’s beautiful countryside is Lower Makefield Borough, Bucks County, near the historic and scenic borough of Yardley.

Which brings us to this week’s jawdropper – this stunning French-inspired home built in 1983 that sits on just over three and a half acres of land.

Enter inside to the dramatic two-story foyer and soak in the views of the admirable central staircase and open dining room. Continue on and you’ll find the futuristic gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a one-of-a-kind island, granite countertops, and plenty of cabinet space. Just off the kitchen is a step-down breakfast room with glass walls overlooking a portion of the home’s gorgeous backyard. Read more »

Live Like a du Pont in Wilmington for $5.5M

900 OId Kennett Rd., Wilmington, Del. 19807 | Photos and TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

900 OId Kennett Rd., Wilmington, Del. 19807 | Photos and TREND images by Kelli Wilke Photography via Long & Foster Real Estate

We usually don’t venture beyond Southeastern Pennsylvania in search of outstanding homes. But every so often, an outstanding home within the Philadelphia region but outside the five counties comes to our attention.

This magnificent estate in Wilmington’s tony northwest suburbs is one of those.

Located in the middle of a 550-acre nature preserve, “Stonehouse” is one of the finest mansions in Wilmington’s “chateau country.” The French Provincial home was built to last in 1939 by socialite Margaretta “Gret” du Pont and her husband, Crawford “Greenie” Greenewalt, who served as a president of the DuPont company for 14 years. Greenewalt’s concern for safety, strength and durability led him to construct this home out of steel and concrete: each floor has a 12-inch-thick concrete base, and even the walk-up attic has concrete stairs and floors. 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 »

What $500K Will Buy You in Germany Hill

356 Cinnaminson St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND image via Zillow

356 Cinnaminson St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND image via Zillow

Nestled on a hillside in Philadelphia, Germany Hill is a neighborhood in Roxborough that really does have it all – it’s quiet, it’s close to public transportation, it’s walkable, it’s close to many bars and restaurants, and it still maintains some natural beauty. What more could a potential homeowner need?

Homes in Germany Hill range anywhere from $160,000 to $520,000, with the median price falling at about $222,000. So, if you’re looking to spend close to $500,000 on a home, you’ll definitely be on the more expensive side. But, the properties just might be worth it. Take a look at the three we’ve listed below and decide for yourself. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Urban Pastoral in East Falls, $199K

3571 Lafayette St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

3571 Lafayette St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

Want suburban quiet and urban charm at the same time in a convenient location? Then this colorful East Falls treasure is sure to tickle your fancy. Situated on a tree-lined street with only one outlet and seven other neighbors, you’ll get the peace and quiet you want while still living in the heart of the city itself.

Featuring three spacious floors of exposed brick, hardwood floors, and natural light, this home’s old bones have been wonderfully updated to give it a modern yet still traditional feel.

Although the kitchen might reflect the latest in style, this gives you complete control over what you make of it, so allow those creative juices to flow! Read more »

First Time Find: Suburban Comfort, City Address in Roxborough for $275K

7371 Valley Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

7371 Valley Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

Are you one of those people who don’t want to leave the city but want a home with all the comfort of a suburban pad?

We’ve found a place for you in upper Roxborough, close to both the Ridge and the Wissahickon Valley.

This is one of those homes you can’t judge by its cover, for its unassuming exterior covers a beautifully renovated, bright and airy traditionally-styled modern home. Read more »

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