Wednesday, August 15, 2012

619 N 5th St Reading, PA 19601

This is the sort of home I love. The very masculine castle feeling type. There is an open house this weekend. Lordy how I would love to attend it!

619 N 5th St Reading, PA 19601
Status:ACTIVEBeds:7 Bed Baths:4 Bath House Size:6,848 Sq Ft Lot Size:0.29 Acres Year Built:1880

Property Details
Extraordinary 1800's mansion in the heart of the Centre Park Historic District; formerly owned by the Yocum brothers, the elite amongst cigar producing magnets and Rolf and Renate Schmidt of Sharpoint, this grand Victorian stands stately along Reading's main corridor of exquisite structures. The zoning is Multi Use-Residential/Commercial, allowing for in home businesses such as the 'City Greenery'(of 70's through 90's fame)or it could still be utilized as higher end apartments or it's current use as a platform for avant garde antiques. Beginning with the Grande Foyer as you enter the property, 'egg and dart' mouldings frame the walls and accent the beveled glass mirrors. Mercer tiles are inlaid in the hearth of the fireplace and reeded columns and dental woodwork add gravitas. Each room you tour offers combinations of quarter sewn oak trim, 'Arts and Crafts' light fixtures, 'Art nouveau' hardware a punch tin and tracery/Quadra foil ceilings. A rear parking lot leads to a carriage house/garage for 3 cars

General Information
Beds    7 bed     Baths    4 bath
House Size    6848 sq ft     Lot Size    0.29 Acres
Price    $339,900    Price/sqft    $50
Property Type   
Single Family Home
    Year Built    1880
Neighborhood    CENTRE PARK HISTOR    Style    Victorian
Stories    3    Garage    4
Property Features

    Status: ACTIVE
    County: BERKS
    Area: 10201
    Subdivision: CENTRE PARK HISTOR
    Approximately 0.29 acre(s)
    Age: 132 year(s) old
    3 total full bath(s)
    1 total half bath
    17 total rooms
    3 stories
    Type: Detached
    Family room
    Game room
    Basement is Full, Fully Finished, Out Side/Walk Out
    3 fireplaces
    4 car garage(s)
    Inclusions: Dishwasher, Kitchen Built-In Range, Oven-Wall
    Approximate lot is 65 X 195
    Lot size is less than 1/2 acre
    Utilities present: Public Water, Public Sewer
    School District: Reading
    Dining room
    Hardwood floors
    Parking features: 3+ Cars parking, Parking Lot, Detached, Oversized Garage
    Energy Info: Ceiling Fan(s)
    Master Bedroom
    Living Room

Fireplace Features

Brick Fireplace, Family Room Fireplace, Living Room Fireplace, Marble Fireplace
Heating Features

Hot Water, Oil, Radiator, Steam
Exterior Construction

Stone, Stone Foundation

Flat Roof, Pitched Roof, Tile
Interior Features

Access Panel, Eat In Kitchen, Fully Carpeted, Vinyl Flooring, Wood Flooring, 2nd Kitchen, 9Ft+ Ceiling, Bay Window, Cable TV Wired, Exposed Beams, Security System, Stain/LeadGl, Laundry in Basement, Dressing Room-Master Bedroom, Electric Cooking, Bedroom 2 is 18x16, Bedroom 3 is 17x15, Bedroom 4 is 15x12, Bedroom 5 is 16x12, Bedroom 6 is 14x13, 1 Half Bath on Main Floor, 3 Full Baths on Upper Floor, Master Bedroom is on Upper Level, Second Bedroom is on Upper Level, Third Bedroom is on Upper Level, Fourth Bedroom is on Upper Level, Dining Room is 27x15, Living Room is 19x18, Family Room is 22x18, Master Bedroom is 26x22, Kitchen is 17x16
Exterior Features

Exterior Light, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Porch
Listing brokered by

Casper Ward Ltd |(610)779-4100
Data Source: MLS

MLS ID: 6059568

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