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303 Crystal Rock Road

READING, PA 19605
  • $475,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 53 Days
  • ID#: PABK2000467
UPDATED: 76 min ago
$475,000
  • 6
    BEDS
  • 1.19
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 4,421
    SQFT
  • $107
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1850
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

We are proud to offer The Grist Mill & Manor House at Saylor Farm, to the real estate market! This is your opportunity to own a very special and prominent piece of Berks County History. The Grist Mill at Barnhardt's Dam, in Muhlenberg Township, can be found in the Historic Registry, and pre-dates the the construction of the adjacent brick manor house, Circa 1850, and was constructed flawlessly, in two different eras. This home boasts 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with 11' ceilings in the main floor formal living room and solarium, and 9' ceilings in the huge formal dining room, with working wood burning fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, and a working pellet stove insert in the dining room fireplace. The original servants quarters can be private to the rest of the home, with a recently renovated full bath and second stair case down to the spacious country kitchen, with farm style sink and butlers pantry. The main foyer is massive, measuring 32'X8' and 11' high ceilings, with turned main staircase, with wainscoting and a powder room beneath the stair case. There is a private owner's bathroom, and a 3rd family bath on the second floor, serving the remaining bedrooms. One half of the huge attic has been converting into a heated bedroom space, and there is more attic that could be converted if need be. The 3 story, limestone grist mill is in wonderful condition. An owner could certainly use the upper two floors as an art or music studio, home office, or space for a home based business. There was water service to the mill at one time, served by the spring that came off the mountain in the rear, and sewer is currently limited to a concrete holding tank (not being used) and must be connected to nearby public sewer, in order to become fully functional. All of the original milling wheels and mill mechanisms are being stored in the attic area of the mill, and can be seen with plenty of notice. This home would be perfect for a large family or someone with historic or renovation interest. The rear of the property overlooks the township lake and park, and rests at the outlet spillway that used to power the grist mill. Taxes are super low for such an extensive and magnificent property, and the home is just minutes from all major conveniences, and routes leading to Reading, The Lehigh Valley, or beyond. Schedule your showing today!

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303 Crystal Rock Road READING, PA 19605

  • Price: $475,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 53 Days
  • Updated: 76 min ago
  • ID#: PABK2000467
6
Beds
3
Baths
1
½ Baths
1.19
Acres
4,421
SQFT
$107
$/SQFT
1850
Built
Neighborhood:
Saylor Farm
County:
Berks
Area:
Muhlenberg Twp (10266)
School District:
Muhlenberg
Property Description
We are proud to offer The Grist Mill & Manor House at Saylor Farm, to the real estate market! This is your opportunity to own a very special and prominent piece of Berks County History. The Grist Mill at Barnhardt's Dam, in Muhlenberg Township, can be found in the Historic Registry, and pre-dates the the construction of the adjacent brick manor house, Circa 1850, and was constructed flawlessly, in two different eras. This home boasts 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with 11' ceilings in the main floor formal living room and solarium, and 9' ceilings in the huge formal dining room, with working wood burning fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, and a working pellet stove insert in the dining room fireplace. The original servants quarters can be private to the rest of the home, with a recently renovated full bath and second stair case down to the spacious country kitchen, with farm style sink and butlers pantry. The main foyer is massive, measuring 32'X8' and 11' high ceilings, with turned main staircase, with wainscoting and a powder room beneath the stair case. There is a private owner's bathroom, and a 3rd family bath on the second floor, serving the remaining bedrooms. One half of the huge attic has been converting into a heated bedroom space, and there is more attic that could be converted if need be. The 3 story, limestone grist mill is in wonderful condition. An owner could certainly use the upper two floors as an art or music studio, home office, or space for a home based business. There was water service to the mill at one time, served by the spring that came off the mountain in the rear, and sewer is currently limited to a concrete holding tank (not being used) and must be connected to nearby public sewer, in order to become fully functional. All of the original milling wheels and mill mechanisms are being stored in the attic area of the mill, and can be seen with plenty of notice. This home would be perfect for a large family or someone with historic or renovation interest. The rear of the property overlooks the township lake and park, and rests at the outlet spillway that used to power the grist mill. Taxes are super low for such an extensive and magnificent property, and the home is just minutes from all major conveniences, and routes leading to Reading, The Lehigh Valley, or beyond. Schedule your showing today!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Brick Door Features French Exterior Features Chimney Cap(S)Outbuilding(S) Garage Spaces 6.00 Garage Type Additional Storage AreaBasement GarageGarage - Side EntryOversized Garage YN Yes Location Type Suburban Lot Features Backs To TreesCornerFront YardIrregularLevelNot In DevelopmentOpenPartly WoodedRear YardRoad FrontageSideyard(S)SlopingTrees/Wooded Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Circular DrivewayCrushed StonePaved DrivewayPrivate Parking Types DrivewayDetached Garage Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Porch(Es)Balcony Pool No Pool Property Condition Good Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility Boro/Township Road Surface Type Black Top Roof SlateRubber View LakeMountain Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN Yes Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 4421 Appliances CooktopDishwasherDryer - ElectricOven/Range - ElectricRefrigeratorWasher Basement FullOutside Entrance Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Window Unit(S) Fireplace Features BrickInsertOther Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Flooring HardwoodTile/BrickLuxury Vinyl Tile Heating Hot WaterRadiator Heating YN Yes Inclusions All AppliancesFree Standing Kitchen HutchKitchen IslandMaster Bedroom Safe Interior Features Additional StairwayBuilt-InsButlers PantryCeiling Fan(S)Curved StaircaseDouble/Dual StaircaseKitchen - CountryKitchen - IslandPantryPrimary Bath(S)Stain/Lead GlassStudioWainscottingWindow TreatmentsWood StoveWood Floors Laundry Type Basement Levels 2.5 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenSolariumBathroom 3Additional Bedroom Rooms Total 10 Security Features Security System Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5 Walls Ceilings Dry WallPlaster Walls

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Electric 200+ Amp Service Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel Oil Historic YN Yes Horse YN No Hot Water S/W Changeover Lease Considered YN No Municipality Muhlenberg Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 800783439633 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 6069.00 Tax Assessment Amount 137500.00 Tax Lot 7401 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Atrium Zoning Residential Zoning Description Residential

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 Pearson Smith 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: 2021-12-06T23:50:09.143.
 
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