Main Line Monday: Split Personality in Bryn Mawr for $700K

1068 Broadmoor Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Let’s say you’re looking to live on the Main Line.

And let’s say that you love the traditional elegance of the center-hall Colonial.

Then let’s throw your spouse, who really wants a home with the informality of a contemporary design, into the picture.

All of a sudden, you no longer have hundreds of homes to choose from, and you have a potential argument on your hands.

Fortunately for you both, the architect who designed this rambling home in the Hermitage subdivision had your dilemma in mind. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Make Your Home in Bryn Mawr for $700K

53 S. Merion Ave., Lot 2, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images of furnished model nearby via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Ever wanted to own a home that is truly your own, because you got to outfit it?

Looking for a home that’s in the middle of a lively, walkable Main Line downtown?

This home, currently being built as part of the Danley development in downtown Bryn Mawr, lets you satisfy both desires.

This unit is an “Ellis” model home, as is the model home whose photos you see here. It’s built to a high standard of quality and style, with such classic traditional design elements as wainscoting, crown moldings, hardwood floors and gas fireplaces with wood mantles. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Nostalgia Trip in Wynnewood for $570K

1371 Indian Creek Dr., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images via RE/MAX Executive Realty

Are you old enough to remember knotty pine-paneled rec rooms?

If you are, you’ll love this splendid little Colonial on a quiet lane in Wynnewood’s Penn Wynne section.

Built by its first owner in 1935, it’s full of spaces that should bring back memories of those halcyon years of the Fifties and early Sixties.

Take the basement, for instance, a large, accommodating space for relaxation and play, paneled in knotty pine with oak flooring, built-in toy storage and a family room with full bar (its sink is currently disconnected from the water lines but can be reconnected). Read more »

Main Line Monday: A New Masterpiece in Bryn Mawr for $1.998M

1016 Great Springs Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via Simple Choice Realty

Many new custom-built homes have a formulaic look about them. They may have rich wood floors and trim, top-of-the-line appliances, marble master baths, and plenty of extra rooms, but you get the feeling you’ve seen it all before when you enter them.

We’re confident you haven’t seen a home like this one before. It boasts a slew of distinctive spaces and features that make it stand out from the crowd.

For starters, there’s the two-story-high foyer, which offers a glimpse into both the various main floor rooms and the upper floor hallway. It sets the tone for this home, echoed in its many high-ceilinged rooms. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Convenience in South Ardmore for $315K

818 Biddle St., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

This handsome home in the Haverford Township portion of South Ardmore is sooooo close to our First-Time Find price ceiling it hurts. Maybe if the owner had taken just another $15,000 off its asking price when it got cut at the start of August, we would have held off on featuring this home until Wednesday.

But it happens to be on the Main Line as well, so we can feature it here. Which we’re doing today because it has a lot to offer a young, growing family.

One of them is a good school district: that of Haverford Township.

Another is a convenient and historic location: you’re close to the heart of both the Main Line’s biggest and liveliest Main Street and the oldest and largest historically African-American community on the Main Line, not to mention both SEPTA Regional Rail and the Norristown High-Speed Line.

Then there’s the house itself. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Nifty ’50s Home in Penn Valley for $750K

10 Fairview Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via RE/MAX Main Line

We have a question about this one-of-a-kind Penn Valley home: Who designed it?

The listing agent apparently doesn’t know, for if he did, we’re certain he would have credited the architect in the listing copy.

That architect, whoever he or she is, deserves credit for this striking midcentury modern home that hugs the side of a lushly wooded hill.

Granted, Fallingwater it ain’t. But it is a truly original design that takes advantage of its site in many ways. Read more »

Main Line Monday: The Real Deal in Berwyn for $415K

546 Midland Ave., Berwyn, Pa. 19312 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

We don’t have a “Bargain of the Week” department here at “Property,” but if we did, this beautifully maintained, totally renovated split-level on a wooded lot in Berwyn would be a featured home.

But since Berwyn is on the Main Line, we can showcase it here. And because we can showcase it here, we bet the listing agent will get some inquiries soon from parents who have dreamed about getting their kids into Tredyffrin-Easttown schools but despaired over how much they’d have to fork over to buy a house in the district.

This home is the answer to their prayers. Read 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 »

Main Line Monday: Sophisticated Luxury in Devon for $1.25M

506 Sugartown Rd., Devon, Pa. 19333 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

If an estate is what you want, an estate is what you will get, especially in Devon.

Known for its annual horse show, high quality of living and luxurious lifestyle, the Main Line town is home to many mansions, and this property is no exception. Situated on an acre of land, this breathtaking home is largely customized and detailed.

Gorgeous, manicured grounds, a creek, mature trees and an expansive backyard surround the home. The interior was designed with large windows which provide exemplary views to the outdoors. Architecturally designed for luxury living, the home is full of intricate molding, top-notch appliances and high ceilings. Read more »

Main Line Monday: An All-New Château in Villanova for $1.57M

505 Thistlegreen Ct., Villanova, Pa. 19085 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Traveling is overrated. Well, not really. But when you live in a brand-new home that looks like it was imported from the south of France, you might sate a lot of your wanderlust.

Architect Frederick L. Bissinger has successfully laid the framework for a mini-European village near the heart of Villanova, tucked behind the university campus. The six units in this development all combine up-to-the-minute glamor on the inside with Old World charm on the outside. Read more »

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