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708 Centre Avenue

READING, PA 19601
  • $595,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 37 Days
  • ID#: PABK2004050
UPDATED: 75 min ago
$595,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 0.7
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 7,324
    SQFT
  • $81
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1916
County:

School Information

Middle School:
High School:
School District:

Description

1916 was a great year to build a home. Reading was thriving and business was good, especially for the barons of eastern Pennsylvania. 708 Centre Avenue, located in Reading, PA is one of the beneficiaries of that era. This grand structure is now used as a professional office and corporate headquarters for a local software company. Due to executive transition, this architectural treasure is now available for your comfortable residency and or professional endeavor(s). The Regency Revival architecture where the exterior is clean and stately and the interior invokes awe and wonder of times past, is sure to please. Quality and character abound in this rare early 20th century custom built "masterpiece". Upon entering the two-plus story main entry you will be welcomed by a grand sweeping stairway and stunning "Centre" hallway. You most certainly will appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship. From the remarkable rope accent on the stair rise to the exceptional iron work and hard wood of the banister, to the full ornate crown moldings appearing as though they were just installed, this ROOM is a work of art! A set of double doors will invite you in to a 20' x30' living room with gas fireplace, 12 foot plus ceiling with its own individual crown molding design indicative of the age. This grand room offers many options with its size, location and prominence. Going back through the grand hall up a few steps to the right is the formal den or executive office. The light oak floors of this room combine well with the rich mahogany walls and marble gas fueled fireplace, providing a comfortable and peaceful setting that is hard to match. To complete this executive office suite there is a multi-purpose storage closet and a former walk-in safe, now a climate controlled computer server area. The remaining area of the upper-first floor consists of the formal dining room with bay window , the kitchen with adjoining expansion area, and a private set of stairs leading upstairs. The second floor consists of 6 private bedrooms, three baths and numerous dressing areas, storage rooms or potential libraries. One finished room on the third floor leads to a full "attic" where one can access many of the ceiling areas of the second floor rooms, convenient for utilities and mechanical support. There is even a pully system for raising and lowering the main chandelier in the "Centre" hall for its annual cleaning and maintenance. Outside there is a knee wall running the full length of the frontage on Centre Avenue and down Oley Street to the gate at the two-plus car garage. Next to the garage off Oley Street is a driveway leading to the rear parking lot, large enough to accommodate 14 vehicles. Inside the garage is a high quality, natural gas driven Uninterruptible Power Source , to supply electricity and keep your business running. This exquisite property is located in the Centre Park Historic District, which helps to protect the integrity of neighborhood and one's investment.

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708 Centre Avenue READING, PA 19601

  • Price: $595,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 75 min ago
  • ID#: PABK2004050
5
Beds
4
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.7
Acres
7,324
SQFT
$81
$/SQFT
1916
Built
Neighborhood:
Centre Park Histor
County:
Berks
Area:
Reading City (10201)
Middle School:
Northwest
High School:
Reading Senior
School District:
Reading
Property Description
1916 was a great year to build a home. Reading was thriving and business was good, especially for the barons of eastern Pennsylvania. 708 Centre Avenue, located in Reading, PA is one of the beneficiaries of that era. This grand structure is now used as a professional office and corporate headquarters for a local software company. Due to executive transition, this architectural treasure is now available for your comfortable residency and or professional endeavor(s). The Regency Revival architecture where the exterior is clean and stately and the interior invokes awe and wonder of times past, is sure to please. Quality and character abound in this rare early 20th century custom built "masterpiece". Upon entering the two-plus story main entry you will be welcomed by a grand sweeping stairway and stunning "Centre" hallway. You most certainly will appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship. From the remarkable rope accent on the stair rise to the exceptional iron work and hard wood of the banister, to the full ornate crown moldings appearing as though they were just installed, this ROOM is a work of art! A set of double doors will invite you in to a 20' x30' living room with gas fireplace, 12 foot plus ceiling with its own individual crown molding design indicative of the age. This grand room offers many options with its size, location and prominence. Going back through the grand hall up a few steps to the right is the formal den or executive office. The light oak floors of this room combine well with the rich mahogany walls and marble gas fueled fireplace, providing a comfortable and peaceful setting that is hard to match. To complete this executive office suite there is a multi-purpose storage closet and a former walk-in safe, now a climate controlled computer server area. The remaining area of the upper-first floor consists of the formal dining room with bay window , the kitchen with adjoining expansion area, and a private set of stairs leading upstairs. The second floor consists of 6 private bedrooms, three baths and numerous dressing areas, storage rooms or potential libraries. One finished room on the third floor leads to a full "attic" where one can access many of the ceiling areas of the second floor rooms, convenient for utilities and mechanical support. There is even a pully system for raising and lowering the main chandelier in the "Centre" hall for its annual cleaning and maintenance. Outside there is a knee wall running the full length of the frontage on Centre Avenue and down Oley Street to the gate at the two-plus car garage. Next to the garage off Oley Street is a driveway leading to the rear parking lot, large enough to accommodate 14 vehicles. Inside the garage is a high quality, natural gas driven Uninterruptible Power Source , to supply electricity and keep your business running. This exquisite property is located in the Centre Park Historic District, which helps to protect the integrity of neighborhood and one's investment.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style TraditionalGeorgianColonial Construction Materials Stucco Direction Faces Northeast Exterior Features SidewalksStreet Lights Fencing Chain Link Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage - Side EntryOversizedAdditional Storage AreaGarage Door OpenerOther Garage YN Yes Lot Features CornerFront YardRear YardSideyard(S) Other Equipment Negotiable Other Structures Above Grade Parking Features Paved ParkingPaved DrivewayPrivateSurfaceAsphalt Driveway Parking Types On StreetDrivewayDetached GarageParking Lot Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Porch(Es)Wrap Around Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility StateCity/County Road Surface Type Black Top Roof PitchedSlate Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 7324 Basement FullPartially FinishedInterior AccessPoured ConcreteWorkshopOther Basement YN Yes Cooling Central A/C Fireplace Features Gas/PropaneMarbleMantel(S)EquipmentScreenOther Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions Property Sold As IS. Interior Features Additional StairwayAtticBuilt-InsCarpetCedar Closet(S)Ceiling Fan(S)Chair RailingsCrown MoldingsCurved StaircaseFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - Eat-InPantryPrimary Bath(S)Recessed LightingStall ShowerStudioWet/Dry BarWindow TreatmentsWood FloorsOther Levels 2 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Pets Allowed No Pet Restrictions Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenBedroom 1OtherRecreation RoomBathroom 3Attic Rooms Total 12 Security Features Security System Spa YN No Unit Floors 2 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsHigh

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventionalExchange Accessibility Features None Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Third St Electric 200+ Amp Service Elevators 0 Entry Level 1 Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter Heating Fuel ElectricNatural Gas Historic YN Yes Horse YN No Hot Water Electric Internet Services Fiber Optic Municipality Reading City Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801008053150 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Possession 61-90 Days Cd Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 10107.00 Tax Assessment Amount 231200.00 Tax Lot 0118 Transportation Airport Less Than 10 MilesBus Stop Less Than 1 Mile Utilities Above GroundCable TvElectric AvailableMultiple Phone LinesNatural Gas AvailableSewer AvailableWater Available Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Year Built Effective 2004 Zoning R-3

Listing courtesy of Re/Max Of Reading.


©2021 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or LoCoMusings | Century 21 Redwood Realty. 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. Data last updated: 2021-10-16T11:51:39.067.
 
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