True Charm and Character is not always easy to find for sale these days, but Berks County does have its fair share of such homes, especially this coming summer in this hot market. Let’s take a look at three recent standouts: The old Pomeroy mansion in Muhlenburg, the old Luden mansion near the Pagoda, and a beautiful dome home in Amity Gardens. These three charming homes recently sold to a lucky buyer by Mark Crystal, Realtor. A glimpse of all three follows, with pictures and descriptions of each.
The old Pomeroy Mansion
This iconic English Tudor, a timeless brick classic home with gable roof and diamond shaped leaded glass windows, was quality built in 1927. This storybook Muhlenberg Township residence exudes charm & character throughout. The impressive covered brick porch & arched doorway lead to spacious living room richly appointed with cherry hardwood floors, beamed ceiling, and flanked by a gorgeous fireplace. Formal dining room connects to custom Rich Maid Kitchen which offers upscale quality finishes and marble flooring. The house has a servant call box, a symbolic feature of the grand lifestyle of homes historic past! There is a private room off the kitchen smartly used as a walk in butler’s pantry. Upstairs master suite has a private sun porch & tiled bathroom. Sold for $250,000 by Mark Crystal, Realtor, just after Thanksgiving in 2017.
The Old Luden Mansion
This Historic Old World Tudor Revival Residence was once owned by Frederick Luden; member of the Luden Cough Drop and Chocolate Company legacy in Reading. Located in Desirable Hessian Camp along the hillside of Mt Penn., an arched front doorway leads to a spectacular foyer with dramatic curved stairwell with period iron railings. The gracious living room signals the allure of the house, with high ceilings, arched doorways, decorative architectural details, abundant light, and an elegant fireplace. Leaded glass doors lead out onto a private brick terrace from the living room and dining room adding a unique dimension and appeal. There’s the magnificence of the dining room with curved wall of leaded glass windows envelope the room in prism of light and character. A chef inspired kitchen with an enormous Island upscale features such as granite work surfaces and stylish stainless appliance will surely impress dinner guests. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the flagstone English Garden terrace adjacent to the kitchen space. The home’s upper reaches offer 3 generously sized bedrooms each with unique architectural appeal. There are two spectacular tiled bathrooms. The lower level is a bonus with great potential housing two large Cedar lined closets, a half bath, brick floored closet perfect for a wine cellar, a cozy den or guest bedroom with exposed stone wall and private entrance! There is also a large two car heated garage.
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Daniel Boone Dome Home
Open floor plans, ceramic tile, library balcony, custom metal railings are just the beginning in this one-of-a-kind dome home in Amity Gardens. The Upper level features a private suite on one side and a large master bedroom on the other. A beautiful, serene deck backs up to woods and a creek down the hill. This unique, contemporary geodesic home sold just before Christmas 2018 by Mark Crystal, Realtor, for $290,000.