New Listing! 30 W. Tulpehocken St. $219,900!

June 11, 2014 | by Brooke Willmes

Built in 1851 by the Fallon Brothers as one of the model units for the Tulpehocken Station Development and now part of the Tulpehocken Historic District, as described in the historical record: an “Italianate, 2 1/2 story with projecting eaves” and a side porch, this gracious home sits on an gardener’s delight…extra wide lot with mature greenery, hearty rosebushes now in bloom, entered by a pergola. This estate owned by the same family since 1951 has been lovingly maintained and awaits your modernization. Vestibule entry into a reception hall, off of which you’ll find the front parlor:… oversized, with original working fireplace and mantel with coffered wood ceilings. The dining room is bright, with french door access to the yard, marble mantel, large coat closet and swinging door into the kitchen. The kitchen sits in the rear and has an original Chambers stove sure to impress you and your antiques dealer, a built in cabinet and ceiling with moldings. The rear enclosure features a full bathroom with shower and laundry and rear door to the yard. Upstairs, you’ll find a wide hallway with a more modernized bathroom with claw foot tub, subway tile that gets beautiful light. The bedroom next to the bath has charming built-in closets with french doors and a corbelled archway. The middle bedroom is extraordinarily wide and large with built-in closets. The front bedroom is grand with a mantel and double door closet. The top floor awaits your finishes touches. It is a “half floor” featuring lower ceilings and three bedrooms, which were used for storage for many years but could make great guest rooms, bedrooms or work space. Notable exterior features: rear bootscraper, pergola, original shutters, storm and screen panels for the windows, iron fence, outside stove at far corner of lot. Same block as house built for the Queen of Spain and next door to the Queen’s Ladies in Waiting house. Historical district designation means that no exterior facade changes can be made without prior approval of the Historic Commission but does not apply to any interior changes. Being sold As/Is as an Estate Sale.

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