Historic House Listings

Love this log house! Eight acres in Pennsylvania. $225,000

July 31, 2023

I love this log house! It is known as Hendel Manor. The Hendels owned a large hat manufacturing business. The house was built in 1850. It is located on 8.30 acres in Reinholds, Pennsylvania. I love absolutely everything about this house, except that outhouse on the property, because that is it as far as a bathroom goes. The house features hardwood floors, exposed beams, arched entryway and pretty stonework. Two bedrooms and 1,177 square feet. $225,000

Contact Chris Miller with RE/MAX of Reading: 610-670-2770

From the Zillow listing:


If you’re looking for a property with history and character, this will fit the bill. Located on the back side of South Mountain on a partially wooded eight acre lot, this property would be perfect as a weekend getaway, artist studio, or historic home. Originally a one story log structure, the property was purchased by Joseph Hendel whose family owned a large hat manufacturing business. The Hendels hired a local architect who added the 2nd story, designed with half timber construction known as fachwerk as a summer residence and named the property “Hendel Manor”. The main floor consists of a wide center hall with front entrance door along with a door at the back leading into the rear yard. The adjoining living room features beamed ceiling, working wood fireplace, and plenty of windows with working wood shutters. The kitchen area features a peaked ceiling along with a door to a side porch. Upstairs you’ll find a large walk thru room, big enough to use as a bedroom or sitting room. There is also a spacious private room. Of note- this historic property has never had any indoor plumbing for a bathroom or a central heating system, as it was primarily used as a summer residence. The property does have the acreage for a septic system along with expansion of the original structure. The property also features a shed for equipment and, small stream towards the back of the lot, and a spacious yard for entering.



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