Historic House Listings

What a house! Circa 1888 in Pennsylvania. $497,000

September 26, 2023

Wow! This is quite a house! The home was built in 1888. It is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The home features a large covered front porch, beautiful hardwood floors, grand staircase, crown moulding, wide baseboards, antique chandeliers, pocket doors and original mantels. The mural in that one room is gorgeous. Seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and 7,120 square feet. $497,000

Contact Sean Devine with Sands and Company Real Estate: 610-376-9999

From the Zillow listing:


Located within the Centre Park Historic District, “A Great Place to Call Home”, stands this magnificent Victorian mansion originally designed by the well-known architect Frank Furness. Upon entering the front entrance, the presence of history abounds. The grand foyer greets you with a beautiful, curved oak staircase, high ceilings and a unique sandstone gas fireplace. In the 1920s Paul Daubner, a Hungarian trained muralist, hand painted the murals in the great room. If you are looking to entertain in grand style the first floor offers that opportunity. While we can imagine the social gatherings that occurred in these rooms, what hasn’t been lost in history is the condition. This is a Victorian mansion with modern amenities with such examples of the electric wiring updates, heat system converted to gas to make this property economical to maintain, and let’s not forget the ADA chairlifts that were installed at street level and to the second floor. All the beautiful antique light fixtures have been fully restored, on all three floors the original parquet floors have been refinished and the list goes on but let’s not forget the full kitchen on the second floor with Miele kitchen appliances! To learn more about the Centre Park Historic District neighborhood visit their website or Facebook page.



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