Opportunity is knocking at the historic **Hunter House, Circa 1847* situated in the Callowhill District. This home built by iron master Nicholas Van Reed Hunter is a prime example of master craftsmanship. The property was formerly a bed and breakfast, but its most current use is a single-family home with a separate & private 2nd unit, used for the current owner’s business/private practice. Step inside through the period tiled vestibule which leads into the grand entrance hall with a 3-story open staircase. Off to the left you will be awe struck by the stunning great room, equipped with hardwood floors, 12 ft high ceilings with exquisite ornamental plaster detail, crown molding, and a gorgeous marble mantle. The eat in kitchen had been updated over the years and offers gas cooking, a breakfast room, and another beautiful mantle. The first floor is finished off with a powder room. The 2nd floor front offers 2 ample sized bedrooms, and an updated full bathroom. 2nd fl rear offers 3 more rooms ( potential unfinished Apartment Area). The 3rd floor front offers 2 more spacious bedrooms, a laundry/kitchenette area, walk-in closet and a full bath. The 3rd fl rear offers another large bedroom, a full bathroom and additional kitchen. This area has great potential, perhaps even for in law quarters. The separate 2nd unit has a private entrance, kitchenette, full bath and 2 rooms. With a little imagination, and TLC this property and its potential could be EXTRAORDINARY. Peace of mind is offered with the upgrades that were made by the current owner: new roof (2010), newer heater and chimney liner (2010- 2012) which is when they converted from oil to gas. The front of the property has new replacement windows. There is updated electric (4 separate meters in the basement). Enclosed courtyard with garden that could easily be a fabulous outdoor space once again. Parking won’t be a concern with the convenient 11 Space Parking Lot. All of this and situated among all the exciting projects occurring in downtown Reading. Walking distance to the library, great eateries, shopping, and all of the wonderful downtown amenities.
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Platinum Realty.
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