Berks County Homes for Sale, Womelsdorf Real Estate Listings, 274 Charming Forge Road, MLS #6589909 Luxury Homes, Condos, Estates for Sale

274 Charming Forge Road

Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Arguably the finest "country" house in the early days of our nation, the Charming Forge Mansion (1784) features "Philadelphia" quality woodwork in every room. The early wing (1749) is nearly intact from the colonial days when "Baron" Steigel, the original iron master, found the setting "charming". It remains so with the surroundings along the Tulpehocken Creek protected by a local land trust. A museum quality restoration began in 1994, modern amenities were installed with remarkable care and sensitivity. Outbuildings received the same careful attention: a carriage barn large enough for four cars, a privy housing a generator, a summer kitchen, bake oven and an ancillary stone dwelling. In the early 19th century, the Union Canal was built in front of the property. The towpath and canal bed remain along with the stone arch tunnel and a lock further downstream. This is a fine antique house for a modern lifestyle, w/designer kitchen, 4 baths, radiant heat, central air, stocked trout stream, etc.
Property Class
Type of Property
Colonial, Tradit
Garage Spaces
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str, Private
Pool Type
No Pool
Full, Unfinished, Outside/Walkout Basement
Has AC?
None Available
Middle School
High School
Marion Township
Berks County
Building Facade Orientation: East
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: EatInKitchen
Foundation: Stone Foundation
Garage Type: Detached
Hot Water: Oil, S/W Changeo
Land SqFt: 2,113,531
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry
Area: Marion Township
Location Type: Stream/Creek, Wa
Lot Area Acreage: 48.520000
Lot Description: Level Lot, Sloping Lot, Open Lot, Trees/Wooded
Lot Dimensions: 1000X1000
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, DrssngRm-MBR
Main Entrance: Center Hall
Main Floor Baths: 1
Net SqFt: 7821
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Patio, Porch, Bre
Property Age: 235
Condition: Average+
Type: Detached
Roof: Shingle-Wood
Structures: Shed, Second House, Spring House
Upper Floor Baths: 3
Water Frontage: 1500
Year Rehabilitated: 1995
Zoning Code: RES
Heat: Oil, Hot Water, Forced Air, Radiant
Cooling: Central A/C
Water: Well
Sewer: On-Site Septic
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, In-Law/auPair/Ste, Other Room 4
Main, Upper 1
Master Bedroom
18 x 17, level Upper 1
Second Bedroom
19 x 18, level Upper 1
Third Bedroom
14 x 18, level Upper 1
Fourth Bedroom
15 x 10, level Upper 1
Living Room
18 x 20, level Main
Dining Room
17 x 18, level Main
Family Room
14 x 22, level Main
17 x 15, level Main
18 x 20, level Main
Center H
37 x 11, level Main
5th Br
18 x 17, level Upper 1
11 x 11, level Upper 1
Interior Features: Security System, 9'+ Ceiling, Exposed Beams
Exterior Features: StreetLights, SatelliteDsh
Attics: Pull-Down Stairs
Basement Type: Full, Unfinished, Outside/Walkout Basement
Fireplace Features: Stone Fireplace, FamRoomFireP, Main Bedroom Fireplace, Dining Room Fireplace
Floor: Wood
Exterior: Stone
Tax Year
Total Taxes

Area Highlights

User reviews and recommendations of top nearby restaurants.

New China


Distance: 1.88 Miles

Rating 4 reviews
P&J PIzza


Distance: 1.96 Miles

Rating 7 reviews
Stouch Tavern


Distance: 2.01 Miles

Rating 9 reviews
Pizza Hut

Categories: , ,

Distance: 2.23 Miles

Rating 1 review
Blue Mountain Family Restaurant


Distance: 2.29 Miles

Rating 2 reviews
Johnny & Hons Smokehaus


Distance: 2.42 Miles

Rating 14 reviews
Heidelberg Family Restaurant


Distance: 2.45 Miles

Rating 8 reviews
Blue Star Family Restaurant


Distance: 2.87 Miles

Rating 2 reviews
Tony's Family Restaurant


Distance: 2.95 Miles

Rating 12 reviews
Back Forty Bar & Grill

Categories: ,

Distance: 3.17 Miles

Rating 15 reviews

School Information

Great Schools

Understand the educational environment and opportunities around this area before moving in.

Victory Christian Academy

Type: Private

Level: K-6

Kidspeace Advances Program School

Type: Private

Level: 1-12

Andrew Maier El School

Type: Public

Level: K-4

Muhlenberg High School

Type: Public

Level: 10-12

C E Cole Intermediate School

Type: Public

Level: 5-6

Muhlenberg El Center

Type: Public

Level: K-4

Muhlenberg Middle School

Type: Public

Level: 7-9

Holy Guardian Angels Regional School

Type: Private

Level: PK-8

Reading Muhlenberg Ctc

Type: Public

Level: 9-12


Type: Private

Level: N/a

Location (Also shows comparable listings)

Loading map...

Similar listings
View All
Hamburg Boro


Hamburg Boro

0 bed

0 bath


Marion Township 2-Story Colonial


Marion Township 2-Story Colonial

5 bed

4.5 bath

6,513 sq

Heidelberg Township 3+Story Log Home


Heidelberg Township 3+Story Log Home

5 bed

4.5 bath

6,140 sq

Heidelberg Township


Heidelberg Township

5 bed

4.5 bath


Listing courtesy of Keller Williams of Central PA East.

Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty are marked with the IDX icon and detailed information about each listing includes the name of the listing broker. © 2016 TREND, All Rights Reserved. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the TREND Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty participates, and is provided by TREND through a licensing agreement.
The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Data last updated: 09/28/2016.

Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have sold or are no longer being offered for sale.
Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller.