On April 11, 2019, at its annual Synergy Awards for excellence, the Homebuilders Associations of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties awarded Arbor Knoll’s Porter II floor plan the best multifamily floor plan for its size category. At nearly 1700 s.f., the Porter II townhome offers tremendous value for the money. The innovative back-to-back design has a tandem two car garage tucked beneath the home. The resulting higher density keeps costs down and prices more affordable. All 34 homes at Arbor Knoll are affordably priced for the market, which, coupled with attractive financing for first time homebuyers have resulted in the entire community being nearly sold out in less than a year. Despite its complex design, a great deal of natural light floods the living spaces through oversized ceilings and tall windows with transoms. As a result, the home feels very private despite its being situated between two other homes and in back of a third home. Extensive sound mitigation construction details ensure maximum privacy. Outdoor living spaces are provided by both a spacious balcony off the living level plus a huge roof deck. The top floor bedroom can flex as a man-cave or family room and its optional bathroom has been purchased by most homebuyers. The Porter II’s 4 story vertical design offers the millennial buyer the privacy of a townhome with extensive living space in 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The stairs do not seem to bother this young buyer. The majority purchasing this value-packed plan have a young child or are starting their families. As a result, this is the perfect entry level starter home for a growing family. “We are so gratified that over 90 percent of the homes sold at Arbor Knoll are to first time homebuyers,” says Sarah Peck, President of the company developing Arbor Knoll. “And most households earn less than 120% of the county’s median income. It is rare to find well built, new construction homes in this location at such an affordable price point” All homes at Arbor Knoll are now sold. The decorated model home is now available for sale. Visit www.Arborknoll.netfor details.

MALVERN—Chester County 2020 will honor Sarah Peck, principal of Progressive New Homes and David Ward, former assistant director of the Chester County Planning Commission, during the organization’s annual reception on April 25.

“Chester County is blessed to have excellent professionals planning for our county’s growth and future,” said John B. Hannum, Jr., Chairman of Chester County 2020. “This year our organization is honoring two outstanding planners, Sarah and David.”

Peck is being given the Citizen Planner award of 2019. She is a recognized expert on infill housing development and the concept’s growing acceptance in suburban communities. Peck is a former CEO of Rouse/Chamberlin Homes of Exton and co-founder of the Housing Partnership of Chester County.

Peck was named “National Builder of the Year” by Professional Builder Magazine and has served as adjunct professor of West Chester University. Progressive New Homes builds progressive, affordably-priced homes in Chester and Montgomery counties.

Ward is being given the organization’s Lifetime Achievement award. He has been involved in planning for more than 40 years and retired in 2018 from Chester County’s Planning Commission. Ward played a key role in developing the county’s award-winning Landscapes program and managed the first revision of the plan, Landscapes 2.

Ward worked tirelessly with county municipalities during his tenure with Chester County and will continue to serve as an instructor and board member of the PA Municipal Education Institute. The reception will take place on April 25 at the Chester Valley Golf Club, 430 Swedesford Road, Malvern. A cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the program will start at 7:00 p.m. For a ticket, send a check for $85 to CC2020, P. O. Box 321 Lyndell, PA 19343. To register online, go to www.CC202.org and visit the Secure Registration in the organization’s safe shopping section. The online registration fee is $88. For questions, call 484-680-5570 or email info@cc2020.org. The master of ceremonies for the event will be Ken Knickerbocker, publisher of American Community Journals, a network that includes VISTA.Today. He is a former Chester County2020 board member and a prior member of Parkesburg Borough Council. Chester County 2020 is a non-profit organization helping to create livable communities by bringing people together to find common ground and then working to transform dialogue into action. For more information, see www.cc2020.org.

Arbor Knoll, created on the heels of the highly successful Arbor Heights and Arbor Mews communities, plays an integral role in transforming Norristown into a thriving and desirable neighborhood in which to live, work, and play. Gathered for a ribbon-cutting at Arbor Knoll on Wednesday are, from left, Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence, Rep. Tim Briggs (D-149th Dist.), developer Sarah Peck, Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh, Municipal Administrator Crandall Jones, and Norristown Municipal Council member Valerie Scott Cooper. Missing from photo is Council president Sonya Sanders.

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Bryn Mawr’s newest boutique: Grove 1.2.1

Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:41 PM Grove 121 Staff

The seasoned styling team at the new Bryn Mawr boutique, Grove 1.2.1: Wendie Rubinstein, owner Sandy Edelstein and Cindy Cherry. Rubinstein and Edelstein worked at Ella’s Grove and Cherry was a stylist at Skirt.

Empowerment is everything at the new Bryn Mawr boutique Grove 1.2.1, a shop that sells self-confidence alongside sweaters, that builds community as it builds your fall wardrobe.

The store motto: Own who you are. If you love yourself, you can take on the world. (Talk about retail therapy.)

A handpicked assortment of sportswear, accessories and notions (brands you won’t find in nearby stores) surround the room’s focal point: a comfy seating area. The message: take a load off, talk to us, tell us what you’re looking for.

As conceived by its petite powerhouse owner, Sandy Edelstein, Grove 1.2.1 believes shopping should be one to one. Personal. Customized. Practical.

If a style doesn’t flatter or feel good, forget it.

So button-front blouses at Grove 1.2.1 don’t gap, bell sleeves don’t graze dinner plates, distressed denim hides thighs with discreet patches. Fabrics are soft. Leathers are washable.

Clothes are classic but not preppy, on trend but not faddish. (Edelstein says she tried on every garment herself before deciding to carrying it.)

But Grove 1.2.1 is about more than making you look good. In keeping with its girl-power mission, the store will host after-hours talks on wellness, civic life, or, our personal fave: the secret to a 102-year-old’s staying power, when the guest speaker will be Edelstein’s inspiring grandmother, Rosalie Goldstein. At evening events, cash registers will be closed. No shopping allowed. Refreshing, right?

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Retail runs in Edelstein’s DNA. Her great grandfather owned the iconic Philly department store, Silverman’s.

A woman of wide-ranging talents, Edelstein has been a portrait photographer and personal trainer, managed a fashion store at the mall, and, until it closed last year, was a stylist at Ella’s Grove in Haverford Square.

What’s in store: casual and out-to-dinner duds including quality tees and camis from $50, separates (pants, jeans, blouses and sweaters) from $160. Jackets and blazers top out around $700, belts and bags $72 – $1,000; fashion jewelry, gifts and organic skincare under $100.

Grove 1.2.1, 484-380-2540, 821 W. Lancaster Ave. (across from Bryn Mawr Film Institute), is open Mondays, noon to 5, Tues. – Sat. 10 to 6, Sundays noon to 4. Evening hours by appointment. Dogs welcome.

Winner Photo 2018

Pictured above: Gregory Wissman, AIA – architect for the project, Sarah Peck – Project Developer, Sharon Dienno- Danley Townhomes Sales Manager and Mark Schultz – Danley Townhomes construction manager. The award is presented annually by the Home Builders Associations of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties.

From: Phillymag.com

We usually feature Main Line homes that have been around a while on “Main Line Monday” because there are so many wonderful older homes with loads of character in these storied suburbs. Some of them have been remodeled to offer all the features found in newer homes.

But we know that there are buyers out there who would much prefer the totally new. If you’re one of those buyers, this home is for you.

This brand-new townhouse is one of three remaining in the Danley development. Located in the heart of Bryn Mawr, these homes are outfitted with all the modern bells and whistles. It boasts hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings, and windows that let lots of light in. The kitchen features quartz countertops, high-end appliances including a Thermador five-burner gas range, and a sunny breakfast area.

There’s a gas fireplace in the open-plan main living area, and the master bedroom has a tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets and a bathroom with dual quartz-topped vanities and an oversize shower. The second bedroom also has its own bath.

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Tredici has ventured out of Philadelphia to open a new location in the heart of Bryn Mawr. The cool vibe and great mediterranean menu pair beautifully with the renovated warehouse space that characterizes the the rest of the shops and restaurants at Bryn Mawr Village. It’s opened to wonderful reviews.


The third location of this stylish Italian wine bar/oyster bar in Bryn Mawr Village serves familiar Mediterranean cuisine, both sharable plates and larger entrees, as well as an array of wines available by half and full pours. The bright 5,000 square-foot warehouse space features herringbone hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, gold touches and a marble bar.

Best of all, it’s located just one block from Danley!

Tredici is located at: 915 W Lancaster Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA. Telephone: (484) 381-0268 • Web: tredicibm.com


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At their annual Synergy awards ceremony, the Home Builders Associations of the four suburban counties of Philadelphia awarded the 2016 Townhome of the Year in its size category to the Hayden model at the Danley Townhomes, a unique new townhome community in Bryn Mawr.  The Hayden model also received merit recognition for Best Interior Merchandising.   The Hayden’s design, along with Danley’s convenient walkable location one block from the center of Bryn Mawr has spurred its strong success in the market.  The Hayden has attracted downsizing empty nesters as well as professional couples and even families seeking a low maintenance, less expensive lifestyle with the freedom to walk one block to the heart of Bryn Mawr and its commuter train, restaurants, shops, theater, parks and schools.  The interior merchandising appeals perfectly to this diverse target market.  A crisp color palette of classic navy with medium blue hues and white and soft gray accents, along with richly diverse dark woods in the furniture and flooring has created a sophisticated yet comfortable transitional style décor. Hosted by the Home Builders associations of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware Counties and judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the annual Synergy Awards honor excellence in construction, design, sales and marketing by members.