Sold 9/27/2016
  • 8
  • 1
    partial bath
Single Family Home

Located in the Centre Park Historic District, "this circa 1888 Queen Anne" is an outstanding example of late 19th Century architecture and was orgiginally built for one of the founders of The Reading Hardware Company. The main entrance door and side lights of beveled cut glass are just a hint of the quality workmanship inside. Enter into a grand 2 story entrance hall w/winding staircase and welcoming gas fireplace. The spacious music room features restored, circa 1920's handpainted murals on ceiling and walls. The adjoining formal dining room and parlor feature gas fireplaces, french doors, and all rooms have beautiful hardwood floors. The main level also features a Butlers pantry, study, and working Victorian Pub. Upstairs you'll find a full kitchen w/adjoining breakfast room, several spacious bedrooms plus four full baths. You will love entertaining in the enclosed rear court yard with a central fountain and espaliar apple trees. This one of a kind property also features a two car carriage house, updated mechanicals, and great location across from the Park, perfect for residence or mixed use.

Property Details
  • Reading
    school district
  • Victorian
  • $8,555.00
  • 1891
  • 6475950
Gas fireplace(s)
Natural gas heat
Zoned heat
Oil heat
Breakfast bar
Breakfast room
Wood floors
Kitchen island
Full basement
School district: Reading
Two car garage
Detached parking
On street parking
Brick exterior
Stone exterior
Lot acreage is: 0.22
Lot dimension is: IRREG
Lot zoned: MIX-R
Public sewer
Public water
Property style: Victorian
Tax year: 2016
Family room is 19 x16
Family Room Level: Upper 1
Master bedroom is 22 x14
Master Bedroom Level: Upper 1
Bedroom 2 is 19 x16
Bedroom 2 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom 3 is 22 x14
Bedroom 3 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom 4 is 19 x16
Bedroom 4 Level: Upper 1
Dining Room is 19 x14
Dining Level: Upper 1
Kitchen is 16 x13
Kitchen Level: Upper 1
Living Room is 22 x14
Living Room Level: Upper 1
Full baths on upper floor: 4
Half baths on main floor: 1
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Name Type GreatSchools
Lauers Park El School Pre-School, Elementary School / Public 3 0.54 mi.
Citadel Intermediate High School Middle School / Public 1 1.09 mi.
Northwest Middle School Middle School / Public 2 0.36 mi.
Reading Senior High School High School / Public 3 1.05 mi.
St Margaret School * Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 0.25 mi.
Humpty Dumpty & Friends * Elementary School / Private N/A 0.1 mi.
Address Distance Sale date Sale price
742 CENTRE AVE 0 mi. 9/27/2016 $359,000
7 NANCY CIR 4.53 mi. 8/11/2017 $305,000
524 E 9TH ST 9.28 mi. 5/1/2017 $375,000
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742 CENTRE Avenue, READING, PA 19601 is a 8 bedroom, 4.5 bath single family home was sold for $359,000.
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