Listed By:
RE/MAX Of Reading
1400 Cross Keys Road, Reading, PA
$ 725,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PABK2030428
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyBERKS
  • CityReading
  • AreaBern Twp
  • Zip19605
  • StyleFarmhouse/National Folk
  • Year Built1820
  • Taxes$ 7001
  • Price$ 725,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3508
  • Lot Size5.11 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Pristine, Historic Stone with Outbuildings Nestled remarkably on a gorgeous 5.11 acres for the last two centuries is a pristine, Mauer-built farmhouse with unquestionable character and distinction. Registered in the Pennsylvania Historical Society, this incredible property boasts meticulous landscaping and lush greenery, multiple outbuildings, a Schuylkill River canal, trails and more. Up the brick walkway to stone paver stairs at the entry of the house, youre greeted by a lovely stone facade with wood shutters and a shaded slate patio. Inside, youll immediately notice the main levels high ceilings, old hardwood floors, original doors and trim, and deep-set windows with wavy glass adorned throughout. The awesome living room has a lovely brick fireplace with wood trim and a corner, glass-front built-in, plus crown, chair rail, and accent molding. Through to the spacious den, the stage is set for productivity with a built-in bookshelf and cabinets, corner built-ins, as well as pumpkin pine hardwood and chair rail molding. Enjoy dinner in the one-of-a-kind dining room by a huge walk-in, brick fireplace with wood mantle and closed brick oven, elevated by wainscoting, chair rail molding, beamed ceilings, and an exterior door. And relax and digest by the brick fireplace with decorative wood surround in the bright family room with an original graved door to the covered back porch. The idyllic farmhouse kitchen has exposed beams, wood countertops, and double swanstone sink with brass faucet, as well as a built-in microwave, dishwasher, wall oven, and pantry, while the fantastic breakfast room features a walk-in brick fireplace and direct access to one of the two slate paver patios. The second level of the original 1820-built house has two bedrooms enjoying random-width plank flooring and a large walk-in closet. The first has a lovely brick fireplace, hardwood floors, corner built-in, and chair rail molding, while the Master bedroom is elevated by hardwood floors and chair rail molding with a beautiful private tile bath with step-in shower with glass door and center shelf, and glass-top vanity. The finished, walk-up third floor is a perfect rec room with wood floors, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and eyeball lighting. The homes 1840s addition adds another three potential bedrooms with hardwood floors, one with a walk-up attic door and French door closet, and a full hall bathroom with large tile tub/shower, chair rail molding, and built-in cabinet. The basement hosts the laundry room with a walk out to the backyard. Also on the sprawling property is a beautiful brick butcher house and a smokehouse, both with metal roofing, while a shake roof tops the neighboring outhouse. Take advantage of the ample storage of a 2-car detached garage with metal roof, snowbirds, wood siding, and walk-up storage.

Price History
5/24/2023 Listed $749,900
10/2/2023 4% - $725,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Single, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Electric, Refrigerator, Water Conditioner - Owned, Water Heater
Architectural Style Farmhouse/National Folk
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
County BERKS
Days on Market 171
Electric 200+ Amp Service, Circuit Breakers
Exclusions Two Birdhouses on posts
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Baseboard - Hot Water, Zoned
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Exposed Beams, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen -
Levels 2.5
Lot Size Square Feet 222591.00
MLS Area Bern Twp (10227)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es)
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable, 61-90 Days CD, 90-120 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 206.67
Property Condition Excellent, Very Good
Property Type Residential
Roof Pitched, Shingle, Slate
School District 300200397313
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 7001.0
Tax Lot 6764
Tax Year 2023
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1820

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3508
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Unfinished, Walkout Level, Windows
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Brick, Mantel(s), Non-Functioning, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Oil
Laundry Type Basement
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Family Room, Den, Office, Recreation Room
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 5

Exterior Features

Living Area 3508
# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Garage Door Opener
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, Open, Private, Rear Yard, Rural, Secluded, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 5.11
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Paved Driveway
Road Responsibility Boro/Township
Total Parking Spaces 6
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Built-Ins
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Den Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Dining Room Main Formal Dining Room,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail
Family Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Kitchen Main Kitchen - Eat-in,Kitchen - Electric Cooking,Breakfast Room,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Pantry,Built-Ins
Living Room Main Crown Molding,Chair Rail,Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Built-Ins
Office Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail
Recreation Room Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood,Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19605

AVG $380K
AVG $5,760
AVG 272
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1961
AVG 29
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data

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