Townhouse end-unit for sale at 717 N 5th Street, Reading PA 19601

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717 N 5th Street
Centre Park Historic District
Reading, PA 19601
Reading City
Reading School District
Berks County
Asking Price$190,000
Full Baths2
Partial Baths1
Interior Sq Ft3,399
CoolingWall Unit
Taxes (Year)$4,149 (2016)
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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 Districts 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!

Room Sizes
Living Room 32x14  Main Level
Dining Room 17x13  Main Level
Kitchen 16x12  Main Level
Master Bedroom 15x14  Upper Level
Second Bedroom 14x14  Upper Level
Third Bedroom 16x12  Upper Level


Driving Directions
From Penn St Turn left onto North 5th Street. Home on Right.

InteriorSecurity System, Nine-Foot Ceilings, Stained/Leaded Glass, Cable TV Wired, Wood Stove, Water Treatment System, Stall Shower, Replacement Windows
Main EntranceFoyer
Main BedroomWalk-In Closet
Room ListLiving Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom, Fourth Bedroom, Kitchen, Other Room 1, Other Room 2
KitchenPantry, Built-In Range, Self-Cleaning Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal
BasementFull Basement, Unfinished
FloorWood, Fully Carpeted, Vinyl, Tile/Brick
HeatingGas, Hot Water, Steam, Radiator
CoolingWall Unit
Hot WaterNatural Gas
Electric ServiceCircuit Breakers
RoofPitched, Shingle
Porch/DeckDeck, Porch, Balcony
Garage TypeDetached
ExteriorSidewalks, Street Lights, Fencing
Lot DescriptionFront Yard, RearYard
Pool TypeNone
Current FinancingConventional, FHA, VA

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Assessment : 96500
Lattitude : 40.3470640
Longitude : -75.927021
EveryHome Realty Number : 863622-60920-O
Listing Courtesy Del Val Realty & Property Management
Zoning Designation RES    
February 26, 2017
Sharon O'Connell
EveryHome Realtor
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