Historic House Listings

Off market. Oh my! Judge Smith Mansion, Circa 1878 in Pennsylvania. $495,000

February 12, 2019

Beautiful interior! The stairs and the built-ins are gorgeous! The Judge Smith Mansion was built in 1878. Located on .25 acres in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This is available for commercial or residential. Last used as an attorney’s office. Designed and built by Herman Wohlsen. It has an impressive foyer and a grand staircase! There is currently no residential kitchen in the home. Not sure if that means there is no kitchen at all, or maybe just a kitchenette. Eight bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 5,954 square feet. $495,000

From the Zillow listing:


This stunning 1878 Ch~teauesque masterpiece, known as “The Judge Smith Mansion” on North Lime Street in Lancaster City, is available for a commercial or residential buyer. Built by Herman Wohlsen, this property features an impressive foyer, double sided fireplace, grand open staircase with intricate spindles, wood floors, incredible woodwork detail throughout, leaded windows, spacious rooms with large windows pouring in sunlight and ample onsite parking with access off Grant Street. Fire code met with rear fire escape. Full restrooms + Large Powder rooms on 2nd/3rd Floor floor and 2 powder rooms on first floor. Prior professional uses were a school, psychology offices, and attorney’s office (buyer to confirm zoning for intended use); currently no residential kitchen built out, but the full basement provides easy access to run utilities. Duct work for central air on first floor; oil heat – hot water radiators.

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