Main Line Monday: Custom-Designed Residential Gem in Radnor Has a Secret

317 Edgehill Rd, Wayne, PA, 19087

317 Edgehill Rd, Wayne, PA, 19087

You wouldn’t think this four-acre Main Line residence had any surprises in store for us since it starts out simple enough: two picturesque speakeasy doors leading into an impressive foyer, wrought iron staircase, random width floors, even period fireplaces in the living and dining rooms.

The kitchen, too, boasts amenities akin to homes of this caliber: stainless steel appliances, marble island, walk-in pantry and a bonus desk area. Trussed beams and a wet bar mudroom are family room features, while extra miscellaneous rooms include a library, wine cellar and au-pair suite above one of the garages.

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Main Line Monday: The Splendid Haverford Home with An HGTV Kitchen

328 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

328 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

For all the terrific moldings and built-ins in the living room and for all the dining room’s toasty appeal (there’s a wood burning fireplace there), nothing, not even those double French doors opening into a conservatory with casement windows, touches the exquisite kitchen.

Designed by celebrated chef and caterer Peter Callahan, the kitchen was featured in HGTV Magazine a few years ago. And guess what? A look at the photos from the issue and ones from the current listing reveal the room to be as flawless as ever. The room contains  first-rate appliances, butler’s pantry, closet, a room full of bins and an office area.

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Main Line Monday: Pretty Tudor Revival with Library, Solarium and Wine Room

756 Mount Pleasant Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

756 Mount Pleasant Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

There must be a reason Tudor Revival-style dwellings made a comeback in the United States in the ’80s. Let’s take a look at this one, currently on the market for $1,050,000, to see what makes these homes so desirable.

First, there’s the dining room, a salon with wide wood pegged floors, fireplace and built-in shelving (pictured above). Then, there’s the updated kitchen with its granite counters, off white wood cabinetry and, of course, its built-in stove. But the sure winner here is the library: a bookworm’s dream with yet another cozy fireplace and two large window seats.

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Main Line Monday: $4.37M Bryn Mawr Dwelling with His and Her Offices

955 Rock Creek Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

Architect Fred Bissinger (he of Dream Homes Philadelphia fame) designed this Main Line house, which, at 10,000 square feet, offers plenty of bonus home features: a set of his and her offices (finally, your own quiet work space!), custom wine room, guest suite, home theater and even an exercise room.

Appointments include vaulted ceilings, a cherry paneled great room (with full bar) and custom cabinetry in the kitchen (appliances consist of Gaggenau and Sub Zero). The master suite contains sitting and dressing rooms, as well as walk-in closets and a marble bathroom with double vanities.

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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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