Main Line Monday: Haverford “Mini Estate” for $1.32 Million

5 Craig Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

5 Craig Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

Usually, the word “estate” evokes the image of a grand property with a palatial residence, tree-lined driveways, hills of perfectly manicured flower beds, and various outbuildings and amenities. This home isn’t exactly that, but it’s 1.3-acre property with similar features, so we shall dub it a “mini estate,” as per the listing.

The home, which has an extensive back yard that includes a tennis court, pool and 8-person hot tub, has a new kitchen with Quartzite counters, subway tile backsplash with glass accents, GE Profile refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and Kraftmaid cabinets that come with under-cabinet low voltage lighting.

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Main Line Monday: Mid-Century Modern Edition

TREND photo via Redfin

TREND photo via Redfin

This house is an absolute classic. Built in 1958 on almost three acres, it has all the best loved mid-century modern hallmarks: walls of windows, indoor stonework, fireplaces to warm up all those sleek surfaces. As with the best renovations of MCM homes, the changes here have been largely practical (such as the installation of new windows, new roof, and appliances), while care has been taken to breathe new life into period details (the hand built cabinets in the living and dining rooms were restored). The outdoor spaces are ample and well-appointed: look at that cedar soaking tub! The same area has a fire pit and radiant heat.

Gallery below.
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Main Line Monday: Rental in Merion Station Includes Au Pair Suite

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Just off City Avenue, this two-story residence is being offered for rent at $3,199/month.

Home details include, hardwood and tiled flooring, granite counters in the kitchen, and a dining room with custom built granite table. The kitchen also comes with stainless steel appliances and an adjacent laundry area. Downstairs, the lower level consists of an au pair suite with full bathroom.

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Main Line Monday: $2.5M Lower Merion Estate With Four-Season Hot Tub

330 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

330 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

Lounging on the Turkish limestone terraces and/or taking a dip in the lap pool doesn’t sound too inviting to us right about now. What does does inviting is the hot tub, which looks out to the landscaped grounds and pool from the safety of the home via patio doors. It’s perfect for year-round use!

Other cold weather features in the recently renovated home include heater floors, fireplaces throughout (even the master suite), and a lower level spa pavilion far from the outdoor chill. An office, conservatory, and custom kitchen designed in the country living style are also featured in the house.

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Main Line Monday: Lovely Stone Classic for $1.6M

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach

Built in the late 1930s, this stately Bryn Mawr home is a rather traditional exemplar of the period, with hardwood floors, French doors leading to flagstone terraces, landscaped grounds, and a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen has been updated with all the top-of-the-line appliances: SubZero, Thermador, Gaggenau and Bosch. And the master bath looks like it’s been carved from one gigantic piece of Cararra marble.

The owners bought the property in 1998 for a little more than $1.2 million and are now asking $1,675,000, a drop from an initial ask of more than $1.8. Should you go to the open house on Oct. 12, please let me know if the Chagall-influenced Flyers mural is still there. I kind of love it.

Gallery below.

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Reduced: Andy Reid’s Villanova Home

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Detail photo of Andy Reid’s Villanova house via Main Line Executive Realty, Inc.

When we say that former Eagles coach Andy Reid’s Villanova home dropped its asking price by “about $300,000 last week,” what we mean is this: it actually dropped $300,001. That’s real estate for you: that exceedingly precise dollar amount makes it possible to now put the home’s ask below $2 million, which is to say $1,999,999. Bob Barker would love that.

A little refresher, with some notes for winter: The very private Main Line home is at the end of a cul-de-sac and has two fireplaces and a heated driveway and front walkway for easy snow removal. Specs and gallery below.

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Main Line Monday: $2.25 Paoli Farmhouse Reproduction

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach - Haverford.

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach – Haverford.

This reproduction 18th-century farmhouse was a Belber Builders project, completed in 1988. That well-known Main Line firm, founded in 1939, also did Rabbit Run Rd, Devon Green, Oak Knoll, Sugar Knoll, The Highlands and many other ground-up and restoration/renovation projects in the area. The three-story home sits on almost three and half landscaped acres that include flagstone patios, a built-in grill, gardens, a pool and a pond. There’s also a detached three-car garage with finished office space on its second floor.

As for the interior, take a look at the gallery below.

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Main Line Monday: Newly Listed $6M Contemporary

main line monday logo This home with pool and tennis court, among other amenities, has almost 9,000 square feet of living space. The land was purchased in 2000 for $1,400,000, according to public record, and then a new house was built on the 2.3 acres by architect Matthew Milan and builder Frank Zadlo. So what makes it worth so much money now? Let’s take a look. Gallery below, after the Fine Print.

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 7
Baths: 6/1
Square feet: 8,798
Price: $5,965,000

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Main Line Monday: Onetime “Undercover Boss” Puts Gladwyne Manse on the Market

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Former Synagro CEO Bill Massa had his 15 minutes of fame in 2011 when he was featured on the CBS show Undercover Boss. The premise of the show is that high-level executives take jobs as low-level employees within their own companies in order to get an unvarnished view of the issues their out-of-the-exectutive-suite employees have to deal with.

Massa probably had the most un-whitewashed experience among all the executives who have appeared on Undercover Boss — Synagra is in the waste management business. During the 43-minute program, which AOL Jobs described as “the oohiest, gooiest, grossest, most disgusting Undercover Boss ever,” Massa sampled sludge in a waste-water treatment plant, worked with a bulldozer operator who was cleaning out waste materials from a lagoon, converted waste to pellets, and hosed down a sludge tank.

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Main Line Monday: Ornate, Extravagant Monk Road Estate

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If the $24.5 million price tag for Linden Hill at 1543 Monk Road is just a tad above your price range, fret not. Berkshire Hathaway is listing another house on the same street. This one’s at 1410 Monk Road, a mere 285 feet from the estate formerly owned by Campbell Soup mogul Jack Dorrance.

The eight-bedroom home on two acres is a sprawling 14,500 square feet with nine full baths and three powder rooms. Downstairs (please don’t call it the basement) you’ll find a bar, a billiard room, a family room, cardio and weight rooms, and a home theater.

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