Zoë’s Opens Four More Suburban Philadelphia Locations

zoes kitchenZoë’s Kitchen — the Mediterranean-inspired chain restaurant where most of the food is grilled — already had three local spots (Collegeville, Marlton and Newtown) when it opened yet another outpost in the Greater Philadelphia market in May of this year in Bryn Mawr. That must have worked out because there are now four more to come: Malvern, Willow Grove, Cherry Hill and Wayne. It seems people like grilled food — especially when someone else is manning the grill.

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Retreat to a Tuscan-Style Villa in Malvern With Indoor Spa

Some people like the privacy and climate control of an indoor pool and spa. Others need to feel the sunshine on their shoulders and do their laps in outdoor pools only. Still others prefer fresh water. This sprawling estate satisfies all comers, featuring indoor and outdoor pools as well as a spring-fed pond complete with its own spring house.

The estate – situated on 21 acres – is separated into three wings, delineating entertaining from private spaces easily. The bounty of wrought iron, marble and grotto features befit a proper six-bedroom, seven-bath villa.

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Beam Me Up, Scotty: Malvern Home for Sale

SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Eco-conscious Malvern Home for Sale

In today’s environmentally conscious age, incorporating recycled materials into your décor is a popular design trend, and as this Malvern home for sale illustrates, a great way to add character and drama to your home. Situated next to preserved land, this home complements its modern, open floorplan with reclaimed Cypress floors and chestnut and oak timber framing from a dismantled circa-1790s barn, which accent the 34-foot cathedral ceiling in the great room. The home also features geothermal heating and cooling, as well as R30 insulation and Pella windows. Nature lovers will also enjoy the two spring-fed ponds, front pasture  and small barn.

9 Castlebar Lane, Malvern
Price: $1,699,000
Bed: 4
Bath: 3.1
5,002 sq. ft.

 

Malvern Estate for Sale with High-End Finishings

SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Malvern estate for sale

This exquisite 16-acre Malvern estate for sale is perfectly suited for the buyer with refined tastes. Set back behind a gated driveway, the 12,000-square-foot home has a spacious floor plan with an open living room, gourmet kitchen and hand-crafted cherry billiards room and study on the first floor. Off the kitchen, you’ll find a butler’s pantry, wine bar and sunny morning room. There’s also a theater, great room, exercise room, bar and 1,200-bottle wine cellar in the lower level, and a pool with two waterfalls, cabana and stone decking outside.

36 Eastwick Dr., Malvern
Price: $4,995,000
Bed: 5
Bath: 6.2
12,103 sq. ft.

Well-Crafted, Renovated Malvern Estate for Sale

Malvern Estate for Sale

They have lacked radiant heating, surround-sound entertainment systems or his and her sinks in their day, but homes built in the 18th and 19th century can boast an unmatched craftsmanship. Take Bryn Ddeu-Faen (Welsh for Hill with “Two Stones”), a former field-master’s home and farm from the early 19th century that’s been painstakingly renovated and expanded by architect Peter Zimmerman to honor that tradition—this Malvern estate for sale is a classic. The renovation combines the former main house and farm-hands’ residence and utilized Mennonite craftsmen and iron workers from Maryland and Delaware. The home combines modern amenities while preserving historical character, and sits on four acres, offering views of Crum Creek.

34 Rabbit Run Rd., Malvern
Price: $2,800,000
Bed: 5
Bath: 4.1
6212 sq. ft.

Malvern Estate for Sale: Now That’s Entertainment

Spotlight Listing: Malvern Estate for Sale

We all have a little Martha Stewart in us when it comes to entertaining. I mean, who doesn’t want to make cupcakes in the shape of a nest (with chirping baby birds) for a baby shower? Whether you can execute the cupcakes or not, if you love being the hostess with the mostess, you’ll love this 10,000-plus-square-foot Malvern estate for sale. The estate offers plenty of space for socializing in the main house, including a billiards room, wine cellar, and pool, as well as a separate outside party barn with kitchenette. Inside you’ll also find a gourmet kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, two-story great room, butler’s pantry and master bedroom suite with fireplace and luxurious bath. It’s a home that would definitely satisfy your inner Martha.

7 Dovecote Lane, Malvern
Price: $2,250,000
Bed: 6
Bath: 6.2
MLS: 6192494

Malvern Estate for Sale: Now That’s Entertainment

Spotlight Listing: Malvern Estate for Sale

We all have a little Martha Stewart in us when it comes to entertaining. I mean, who doesn’t want to make cupcakes in the shape of a nest (with chirping baby birds) for a baby shower? Whether you can execute the cupcakes or not, if you love being the hostess with the mostess, you’ll love this 10,000-plus-square-foot Malvern estate for sale. The estate offers plenty of space for socializing in the main house, including a billiards room, wine cellar, and pool, as well as a separate outside party barn with kitchenette. Inside you’ll also find a gourmet kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, two-story great room, butler’s pantry and master bedroom suite with fireplace and luxurious bath. It’s a home that would definitely satisfy your inner Martha.

7 Dovecote Lane, Malvern
Price: $2,250,000
Bed: 6
Bath: 6.2
MLS: 6192494

Let There Be Light: The Benefits of Installing a Skylight

INSIDE EDITION: Benefits of Installing a Skylight

Got a dark room that could use a little brightening? Consider the benefits of installing a skylight. Skylights  are a great way to bring in natural light during the day and cut down on electricity costs. Add a skylight in the bathroom for sun-filled showers or in the bedroom to be naturally awoken by the sun—a healthier and more pleasant method than an alarm clock. Here are a few things to consider when adding a skylight to a room.

Materials: While you’ll save money going with an inexpensive unit with plastic glazing, they don’t last as long and they may leak. Go with a curbed skylight with energy-efficient glazing and the factory flashing kit made to go with it to ensure that there are no leaks.

Fixed or venting: Decide whether you want your skylight to be fixed or able to open and close. If you want your skylight to open, think about putting it in a place that’s easy to access. For high ceilings and other hard-to-reach places, a fixed skylight might be a better choice.

Shades: If you don’t want to wake up with the sun every morning or if a room gets too hot at the sunniest part of the day, you can add a shade or a screen to a skylight. Shades and blinds for skylights can be purchased at many home stores, but in a pinch you can cover them with cardboard, insulation styrofoam or fabric cut to fit the skylight. Or attach fabric to two spring-form rods with some simple stitches to create a shade.

Interested in buying a house with a skylights? Check out this home in Malvern.

Exclusive Open Houses to Add to Your Weekend Must-See List

OPEN HOUSE

Looking for a beautifully restored farmhouse, a roomy Center City townhome or a new, high-end home in the ’burbs? Mark your calendar with these upcoming Open Houses.

(Visit individual listings on the Prudential Fox & Roach site for more details, photos and virtual tours.)

Philadelphia
838-40 LOMBARD ST, PHILADELPHIA 19147
A double-wide in Society Hill with rooftop terrace and elevator.

Open House: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $1,695,000
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
MLS# 6060720

 

 

Montgomery County
3250 Hedwig Lane, Collegeville 19426 (pictured above)
A completely renovated 1762 stone farmhouse nestled on 4-plus acres.

Stop by 3250 Hedwig Lane in Collegeville, new on the market, for an open house this weekend. Open House:  1-3 p.m.
Price: $2,480,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bath: 6 full, 1 half
MLS: 6176336

 

 

Chester County
1675 Minden Lane Malvern 19355
A gourmet kitchen and high-end finishings at this 1.4-acre Malvern property.

1675 Minden Lane Malvern Open House:  2-4 p.m.
Price: $1,399,000
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4 (full), 3 half
MLS: 6166444 

 

 

Delaware County
2 Bridle Lane, Newtown Square 19073
New home designed by Michael Visich Architects in a new community.

2 Bridle Lane, Newtown SquareOpen House: 12 – 5 p.m.
Price: $1,695,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 half
MLS: 6134895

 

 

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