Lankenau Medical Center to Triple Size of Emergency Department

Less than a year after opening its Trauma Center, Wynnewood-based Lankenau Medical Center has already broken ground on another massive project.

Slated to begin in July, the hospital’s Emergency Department will receive a $52.8 million upgrade and expansion, the medical center announced on Tuesday. The project will add 32,200 square feet to the center, tripling the size of the Emergency Department and giving Lankenau adequate space to treat patients. The department was originally built to handle 35,000 patients per year, but now treats around 54,000. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Modern Marvel in Wynnewood for $1.575M

1121 Remington Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

Want a home with modern style, but one that is warm and welcoming?

You’ll find it within the white stucco walls of this one-of-a-kind vintage 1952 estate in Wynnewood.

Situated on 2.25 lushly landscaped acres, this home’s very informal layout makes it a place where the indoors and the outdoors mesh beautifully.

Large windows, sliding doors and skylights fill this home’s many living spaces and its four bedrooms with light and offer striking views of its park-like setting. Elements like the stone fireplace that separates the living and sun rooms add warmth to the home. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Wynnewood

1356 Garden Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND image courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach

1356 Garden Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND image courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach

Located west of Philadelphia in Montgomery County sits the suburban community of Wynnewood. The median home value in this Main Line neighborhood falls at $484,300, so if you are a potential homeowner with a budget somewhere around the $500,000 mark, you’re right on target here.

But what can a budget of $500,000 get you in Wynnewood right now? Well, we did the research and found out for you. The three options are suitable for the average family, but we’ll let you make the final call on if they’re worth the money or not. Read more »

Just What the Doctor Ordered: A Stunning Makeover in Wynnewood for $1.879M

334 Fairhill Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | Photos: David Arena, Alcove Media, via Juliet Cordeiro Group

334 Fairhill Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | Photos: David Arena, Alcove Media, via Juliet Cordeiro Group

At least two legends of medicine have called Wynnewood home. One of them, Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive behavioral therapy, still lives there, and the institute he founded to promote and practice it is located nearby in Bala-Cynwyd.

The other legend is the man who developed the Sabin oral vaccine, which supplanted Jonas Salk’s injected vaccine as the most effective defense against polio and ultimately wiped out the disease.

No, not Albert Sabin. His vaccine was developed on the shoulders of (and with polio virus strains supplied by) Hilary Koprowski, who developed the first polio vaccine in 1950. As it was based on weakened live polio virus rather than killed virus, it could be administered orally — Koprowski used himself as a guinea pig — and needed no booster doses to maintain its effectiveness.

His groundbreaking work didn’t spread as quickly as it ought to have in the medical community, but it did get him named head of the Wistar Institute in 1957. As its director, he transformed it into a world-renowned center of vaccine research.

From 1957 until his death in 2013, Koprowski lived in a handsome 1920s Tudor Revival home on Fairhill Road in Wynnewood, to which he added two wings sometime in the 1980s to house his library and art collection.

Now, fresh off a total transformation, this one-of-a-kind residence can become the place where you pursue your own passions. Read more »

Main Line Monday: An Owner Dares You in Wynnewood

310 Fairhill Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images from prior listing via Zillow

310 Fairhill Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images from prior listing via Zillow

The home search engine Zillow has a category of homes it calls “Make Me Move.”

These homes are not currently listed for sale, but their owners have set a price that would get them to sell in a second if a buyer offers it.

In our search for an outstanding Main Line home to feature this week, we ran across one of them. It’s very spacious, has great bones, and is loaded with nice amenities. And it’s not only priced to make the owner move — given what it offers, we think it may even be priced to move, assuming you’re looking for a home in its price range.

This grand-looking home was built in 1935 by noted local builder Pasquale Beccia in the English Gothic picturesque style using his signature building materials of hand-cut stone and slate. He incorporated a number of distinctive features into it, including a large porte-cochere with balcony graced by statuary, two-story window bays and floor-to-ceiling arched fan windows and doors. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Great Heights in Wynnewood

Great Room

175 Old Gulph Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images via RE/MAX Realty

This 1978 custom-built home can be described in three words: open space galore.

Set against a secluded, wooded dream, this unique home in Wynnewood mimics the blocky, adobe structure of the Pueblo people. The elevated entranceway is a great spot to view the spacious great room with its high vaulted ceiling. The charming dining room and the family room with a fireplace both feature doors that lead outdoors to the deck. Whether it’s the study with built-in cabinetry and the sunroom with new Pella windows and custom built-ins, the rooms in this home brim with character. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Totally Cute Tudor in Wynnewood

611 Sussex Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND Images via Keller Williams Main Line Realty

611 Sussex Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND Images via Keller Williams Main Line Realty

A cottage in the woods?

This Tudor home looks like one at first glance, but looks are deceiving, for this home provides plenty of room—and rooms—for relaxation, entertaining and even work at home.

It’s rich in architectural craftsmanship of a kind not commonly found in contemporary homes: leaded glass windows, hand-wrought iron stair railings, terra cotta tile. And that’s just in the foyer. Read more »

William Penn Inn to be Restored as Three-Unit Luxury Condo Building

Rendering of the Residences at the William Penn Inn | via Main Line Adapt

Rendering of the Residences at the William Penn Inn | via Main Line Adapt

The new lease on life for the historic William Penn Inn in Wynnewood officially begins today, assuming the weather holds out, of course. A ribbon cutting is planned for the commencement of a new project that looks to transform what had been a six-unit apartment building into three luxury condos, each with their own two-car garages.

Main Line Adapt, an offshoot of Main Line ReBUILD, a development company that specializes in restoring and converting churches into luxury residences, is heading up the condo project at the inn. The scope of Main Line Adapt will move beyond the realm of churches and into a wider range of historic adaptive reuse projects.

A rep from Main Line Adapt said that the three condo units are expected to be delivered in early 2016 and will be priced $695,000, $795,000 and $895,000, respectively. Much like Main Line ReBUILD’s church conversions, the Residences at the William Penn Inn will combine modern design and carefully restored architectural features, such as the flooring, trims and moldings. They will also be within walking distance to all of the neighborhood amenities including Whole Foods, the Wynnewood Shopping Center and the Wynnewood regional rail station.

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Main Line Monday: Loves Lane Tudor Nestled in a Storybook Neighborhood

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford Stn.

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford Stn.

Stay in the area long enough and you’ll begin to discover Philadelphia has more than its fair share of hidden treasures for its residents to call home. In this instance, we’re looking just beyond city limits and referring to Wynnewood’s historically certified English Village, a 29 house neighborhood sure to appeal to Anglophiles as it was purposely designed to look like an English village in the Middle Ages.

Running through this neat quarter is Loves Lane, a street we’re going to take a gander and say is named after Donald and S. Arthur Love, the two bothers who developed the district in the 1920s. In the spotlight today? 645 Loves Ln, a classic English Tudor home with a new kitchen and delightful garden yard complete with fountain. Restored interior features include original flooring, millwork, beamed ceilings, leaded glass, and a stone fireplace.

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