Main Line Monday: A Classic in Bryn Mawr for $425K

Old-fashioned charm, modern features and small-town friendliness all meet in this picture-perfect home.

108 Petrie Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via RE/MAX Classic

When we found out the name of the real estate brokerage that’s listing this home just inside the Delaware County part of Bryn Mawr, we thought, “How appropriate.”

That’s because this renovated 1920s Colonial on a quiet one-way street just a few blocks from the heart of Bryn Mawr is indeed a classic: a traditional Colonial with a welcoming front porch and all of its original architectural details intact.

This home got a near-total makeover in 2007 that updated all its features and added a few nice ones not often seen at this price point.

Like the wine fridge in the butler’s pantry in the dining room, the dual shower heads, one of them a rain shower head, in the master bathroom, and the under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen.

Many of the original hardwood floors and doors have been newly refinished and shine like new. The original trim sports fresh paint. Newer windows have been installed, newer vinyl siding protects the outside of the house, and the rear yard includes an attractive paver patio. One of the two bathrooms contains the laundry facilities, and the full basement awaits your own creative touch.

This home comes with yet another amenity: its neighbors. The residents of Petrie Avenue hold block parties, picnics in the local park and other social gatherings throughout the year, and they have a Facebook page to keep you abreast of them.

Getting away from your neighbors when you want to, or taking them out for dinner if you want to, are easy as well: the Bryn Mawr stations on the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail line and the Norristown High-Speed Line are both a short walk away, as are the restaurants, shops and entertainment venues along Lancaster Avenue.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $425,000

OTHER STUFF: There’s off-street parking in the rear; the home has its own driveway off a rear alley. And because it’s on the Delaware County side of County Line Road, your children attend Radnor Township schools, which are among the best in the state.

108 Petrie Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 [Brett Furman | RE/MAX Classic]