Check out this stunning Tudor Revival home designed by leading Reading architecture firm Muhlenberg Brothers in 1926. This home is prominently positioned on nearly an acre of beautifully manicured and landscaped gardens, impressive stone walls, lawns and flagstone walkways. Originally built by a prominent industrialist for his wife, a best-selling author/playwright, and their family. This impeccable maintained home is steeped in history. Combining quality, character and old world charm, this mansion was built with entertaining in mind. Offered at an amazing price of $599,900 and listed by Sands & Company Real Estate; the premiere boutique brokerage in Southeast PA.
This home has welcomed pillars of the business and literary world, as well as celebrities over the years. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning NY playwright Lynn Nottage and Emmy Award winning film director Tony Gerber chose PennCrest for a documentary just recently in 2018.
It's truly an inviting, comfortable, light filled home. The main level offers a richly paneled great room with beamed ceiling and gorgeous fireplace- one of six fireplaces. Leaded glass casement windows flanking both sides of the room allow for an abundance of natural light and views. A butler buzzer is still installed while a chef's kitchen with Carrara Quartz island is uust one of the gathering points for friends and family. Applicances include a Pro Series gas stove, Subzero fridge, dual zone wine cooler, mounted TV, big pantry and more.
Formal dining room showcases a large elegant fireplace with lighted plaster bas-relief surround entitled "life". The dining room has direct access to a lovely brick floored screen porch with flows out to a private flagstone patio in a courtyard setting with a natural basalts column water features and flowers abound.
Enjoy morning tea, afternoon coffee or a nice summer night dinner on the lush patio.
A few steps down the kitchen is the original billiard room or media room. A few steps up leads to the stately and impressive living room.
Six bedrooms and 7 bathrooms are in this house on multiple levels. The upper reaches of this home offer five en-suites, each with private tiled bathrooms, and two bedrooms have fireplaces! Also there is a separate maid's quarters with bedroom, sitting room and full bath perfect for an au pair. Plenty of storage and a walk-in cedar closet plus three-zone central air and gas hot water.
A three car attached garage is a feature of this home.
Contact Mark David Crystal with any questions! 610.413.7376