Main Line Monday: Blissful Seclusion in Penn Valley for $1.55M

952 Summit Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

952 Summit Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Who doesn’t like a little extra privacy these days?

Walk through the private gate of this 1880 farmhouse and enter into your own secluded oasis.

Even before stepping foot inside the property, you will be taken aback by its awesome exterior features. The front porch was designed to resemble a classic farm-style porch, and looks like something straight out of a movie – we can only imagine how peaceful it would be to sip our morning coffee on it (sigh). The landscaped property itself is fully fenced and features a vegetable garden and a saltwater pool. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Modern History in Merion Station for $825K

79 E Wynnewood Rd., Merion Station, Pa. 19066 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Colonial here, colonial there, colonial everywhere! The Main Line is a hub for 20th-century colonials, so it’s not exactly surprising that we found this one for sale in Merion Station.

What is surprising about this colonial, however, is its beauty. From its exquisitely maintained exterior to its completely renovated interior, this 1916 home is fit for any family.

Step inside the open foyer and you will be immediately pleased by your surroundings. On either side, you will find a spacious living and dining room, each with a gas fireplace. Oak hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, wainscoting and crown molding all make the home feel even that much more posh. Double doors in the living room lead out into a 3-seasons room, a boast-worthy bonus that contains exposed stone walls, built-in shelving and a stunning herringbone brick floor.

The updated kitchen has white cabinetry, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a wine fridge. An adjoining breakfast room is perfect for a comfortable snack or casual meal.

Different from its counterparts, the family room, located in a new addition, features a trendy tiled floor. The room illuminates in the daytime thanks to multiple windows and a sliding glass door to the backyard deck. (Oh, and it has a wet bar.)

Head upstairs to the second level and you will find the master suite, as well as two additional bedrooms. The master bathroom contains a double-sink granite vanity, a frameless glass tiled shower, a Kohler soaking tub, and glass tiled floors. This colonial also features a third level, where potential homeowners will find the last two bedrooms – one of which has access to the home’s rooftop deck.

With easy access to SEPTA train stations, major roads, and all that Merion Station has to offer, this massive home is definitely worth checking out. Situated on half an acre of land, it is a stellar family home – and there’s room to grow.

This home’s price was reduced by $24,901 on Jan. 4. 

THE FINE PRINT: 

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 4 full

SQUARE FEET: 4,396

SALE PRICE: $824,999

OTHER STUFF: This home has an unfinished basement and a detached 1-car garage.



79 E Wynnewood Rd., Merion Station, Pa. 19066 [Robin Gordon | BHHS Fox & Roach]

Main Line Monday: A Beautiful Colonial in Bala Cynwyd for $1.275M

22 Colwyn Ln., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

22 Colwyn Ln., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

In a neighborhood shot through with historic charm, it’s hard to stand out above the rest – but this Bala Cynwyd colonial built way back in 1905 makes it look so easy.

Step into the home through the two-story columned entrance and feel satisfied from the start. The large archways from the foyer give the main floor a spacious, open feel. Read more »

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: A Great Outdoor Hangout in Gladwyne

1108 Woodmont Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035

1108 Woodmont Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

On today’s Main Line Monday we return to Gladwyne to take a look at yet another beautiful suburban home. This one is a 7,000-square-foot house with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and one of the coolest outdoor living spaces we’ve come across. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Sleek Riverside Property

226 River Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035

226 River Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach, Realtors

Instead of Main Line Monday, this week’s featured house feels a little bit more like Minimalist Monday. Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Gladwyne, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a stark design that is dominated by blank white walls, tiled floors and a completely open first floor in which the kitchen, dining room and family room are all one single space. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Let There Be Light in St. Davids

730 Church Rd., Saint Davids, Pa. 19087

730 Church Rd., Saint Davids, Pa. 19087

Spring training baseball games have begun in Florida and Arizona, the days are getting longer, temperatures are going to be in the 70s this week (No, really)—the familiar signals of springtime are peeking out from behind the curtain of winter. With that, it’s only right that you’re going to be looking for a house where you can enjoy all of this new sunlight. This home in St. Davids is just that.
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Main Line Monday: A Stone Lovely Manse in Gladwyne

1450 Soapstone Rd., Gladwyne, PA

1450 Soapstone Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035

We were tempted to reach for the “On Golden Pond” references when we ran across this absolutely beautiful large Colonial home for sale in Gladwyne. Located on a secluded private lane not far from the center of town, this home sits on a 3.4-acre lot that was once a working soapstone quarry; legend has it that stone from this quarry was used for the original steps of Independence Hall.
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Main Line Monday: A Palace In Villanova

1101 Red Rose Lane, Villanova, PA 19085

1101 Red Rose Lane, Villanova, PA 19085

This week’s Main Line Monday honestly could have gone in our Jawdropper of the Week post, but after going with a scaled-down house last week we decided to return to our regularly-scheduled Main Line mansion. With that, we head out to Villanova. This recently built house manages to combine formal opulence with casual functionality over its 17,178 square feet. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Narberth Home With An Inviting Exterior

Not our usual MLM fare, this home offers some unique amenities.

Not our usual MLM fare, this home has some unique aspects.

Main Line Monday often features huge mansions and estates that are common in some of the Philly area’s wealthiest neighborhoods. At 3,207 square feet, this week’s house isn’t quite that. But it does have something that many of the most luxurious houses don’t—a wraparound porch.

A house could be 10,000 square feet and have four stories, but if it has a wraparound porch, you can bet we are going to lead with that. Every. Single. Time. They’re perfect for spending bright mornings with a book or warm evenings with a drink, and when we saw this house, there was no doubt we were writing about it. The stone exterior around the lower level just adds to the feels we get seeing this place.

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