Historic House Listings

Sold. “Hessian Camp”, Circa 1930 in PA. Love the arched doorways! $250,000

November 18, 2018

Love the arched doorways and the tile in the dining room! The “Hessian Camp” was built in 1930. This house is situated along the hill of Mt. Penn’s mountain. Home for some of Reading’s most elite in days gone by. Located on .84 acres in Reading, Pennsylvania. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,041 square feet. $250,000!

From the Zillow listing:


Home for some of Reading’s most Elite in days gone by; Hessian Camp, situated along the hillside of Mt Penn’s mountain, home of the Pagoda. This distinguished asymmetrical Colonial Revival home boasts professionally designed architectural details, both outside and in. The grounds display stone walls, fountains, flagstone walkways along with patios with balconies; the perfect palette for any gardener. Noticing the detail of the entrance, the columned portico and paneled front door flanked by sidelights, you will be even more delighted as you step inside to the center hallway. Architectural designs are displayed at every turn from the original wood and tiled floors,lead glass windows,tiled curved archways,stairway with period iron railings, fireplaces, and period lighting. The present owner has done many updates, keeping true to the integrity of the era of the home. Imagine preparing meals in the chef inspired kitchen. Custom made cabinetry, two pantries, SS appliances, including a built in Bosch Espresso/Coffee Maker, granite counters, and a bar area adjacent to dinning room. Spacious and smart floor plans; First floor has large formal living room with fireplace and two french doors leading to patio, dinning room with built-in shelves and marble fireplace, boastful kitchen, back staircase, library with fireplace, and powder room. The second floor has a large center hallway in which you can enter the hall bath and each bedroom. The bedrooms and baths are all Jack and Jill style, making it possible for a circular foot path. Each bedroom has distinct features making each one unique. The master suite is a two-room suite with private bath and back stairway leading to kitchen. The third floor is a large family room in addition to storage and a large walk in cedar closet. The basement is very large with high ceilings with a large laundry basin and second hook up for washer and dryer. The laundry area is currently on the second floor in the master suite. The roof was replaced in 2016. The electrical box is new. This is a remarkable home and it has it’s own trolley car and tracks leading from the over sized 1 car garage up to the home(currently not working),there is additional parking entering the property from the alley so you are only steps from the kitchen entrance. Seller is offering a 1 year Home Warranty from American Home Shield.

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