Berks County Homes for Sale, Reading Real Estate Listings, 717 North 5th Street, MLS #6863622 Luxury Homes, Condos, Estates for Sale

717 North 5th Street

Reading, PA 19601

This elegant Victorian town home, built in 1894, has some historical significance in that it was the personal home of John Bechtel, the architect for many of the homes in the Centre Park Historic District. This one is large! Hardwood floors throughout this 3 story, 6 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, with full basement home. The first floor consists of a massive formal living room with wood burning fireplace, incredible woodwork on the large entry ways and fireplace mantle, a large formal dining room with gorgeous pocket doors, an incredible butlers pantry with huge amounts of storage space, and the kitchen, built in 1976 as a special edition for the Bicentennial, has tile floor and counter-tops added recently. 2 Staircases,the Front for more formal times and the Rear staircase for comfort. A 1/2 bath is also off the kitchen. The back door leads to the deck which offers a sweeping view of the formal enclosed gardens. Established trees and a magnificent weeping spruce are the highlights of the garden. A sizable 2 car garage for safety and ease is at the rear of the property. The second floor offers 3 large bedrooms and a magnificent bathroom in a stunning black and green tile. This home has been featured on several of the Centre Park Historic Districts Christmas Home Tours as well as being featured numerous times in the District's Garden Tours. The back bedroom also has an overlooking porch of the deck and gardens. The third floor has 3 great shaped bedrooms, and another large bathroom with claw foot tub. This home has been through a major updating by the owners over the 29 years they have owned it. It truly has it all for the person who loves history and the details given to these historic homes. The Home is painted in Victorian Style and as a Painted Lady. Heating is gas fired steam. A must see!
Status
ACTIVE
Property Class
Residential
Type of Property
Semi-Detached
Style
Victorian
Design
2.5-Story
Fireplaces
1
Garage Spaces
2
Parking
Street
Pool Type
No Pool
Basement
Full, Unfinished
Subdivision
Centre Park Histor
High School
READING
Area
Reading City
City
Reading
County
Berks County
Building Facade Orientation: West
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: EatInKitchen
Foundation: Block/Brick Foundation
Garage Type: Detached
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 5,227
Laundry Type: Basement Laundry
Area: Reading City
Lot Area Acreage: 0.120000
Lot Description: Front Yard, Rear Yard
Lot Dimensions: SEE LEGAL DESCRIP
Main Bedroom: WalkInClstMB
Main Entrance: Foyer
Main Floor Half Baths: 1
Net SqFt: 3399
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Deck, Porch, Balc
Property Age: 126
Condition: Average+
Type: Semi-Detached
Roof: Pitched Roof, Shi
Room Count: 9
Upper Floor Baths: 2
Zoning Code: RES
Heat: Gas, Hot Water, Steam, Radiator
Cooling: Wall Unit
Water: Public
Sewer: Public Sewer
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Other Room 1, Other Room 2
Stories
Main, Upper 1
Master Bedroom
15 x 14, level Upper 1
Second Bedroom
14 x 14, level Upper 1
Third Bedroom
16 x 12, level Upper 1
Fourth Bedroom
17 x 14, level Third
Living Room
32 x 14, level Main
Dining Room
17 x 13, level Main
Kitchen
16 x 12, level Main
5th Bdrm
14 x 12, level Third
6th Bdrm
12 x 10, level Third
Interior Features: Security System, 9'+ Ceiling, CeilngFan(s), Stained/Leaded Glass, Cable TV-Wired, WoodStove, Water Treatment System, Stall Shower, Replacement Windows
Exterior Features: Sidewalks, StreetLights, Fencing
Appliances: Kitchen w/Pantry, KitBu
Attics: Walk-Up Attic
Basement Type: Full, Unfinished
Fireplace Features: Marble Fireplace
Floor: Wood, Fully Carpeted, Vinyl, Tile/Brick
Exterior: Brick
Tax Year
2016
Total Taxes
$4,149

Area Highlights

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Humpty Dumpty & Friends

Type: Private

Level: K


St Margaret School

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Chor Day Academy

Type: Private

Level: 3-12


Chor Day Academy

Type: Private

Level: N/a


Northwest Middle School

Type: Public

Level: 6-7


Tenth & Green El School

Type: Public

Level: PK-5


Lauers Park El School

Type: Public

Level: PK-5


I-Lead Charter School

Type: Charter

Level: 9-12


Victory Christian Academy

Type: Private

Level: K-6


Twelfth & Marion El School

Type: Public

Level: K-5

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