Listed By:
RE/MAX Of Reading
1400 Cross Keys Road, Reading, PA
$ 725,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PABK2030428
  • TypePending
  • CountyBERKS
  • CityReading
  • AreaBern Twp
  • Zip19605
  • StyleFarmhouse/National Folk
  • Year Built1820
  • Taxes$ 7001
  • Price$ 725,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3508
  • Lot Size5.11 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Pristine, Historic Stone with Outbuildings Nestled remarkably on a gorgeous 5.11 acres for the last two centuries is a pristine, Mauer-built farmhouse with unquestionable character and distinction. Registered in the Pennsylvania Historical Society, this incredible property boasts meticulous landscaping and lush greenery, multiple outbuildings, a Schuylkill River canal, trails and more. Up the brick walkway to stone paver stairs at the entry of the house, youre greeted by a lovely stone facade with wood shutters and a shaded slate patio. Inside, youll immediately notice the main levels high ceilings, old hardwood floors, original doors and trim, and deep-set windows with wavy glass adorned throughout. The awesome living room has a lovely brick fireplace with wood trim and a corner, glass-front built-in, plus crown, chair rail, and accent molding. Through to the spacious den, the stage is set for productivity with a built-in bookshelf and cabinets, corner built-ins, as well as pumpkin pine hardwood and chair rail molding. Enjoy dinner in the one-of-a-kind dining room by a huge walk-in, brick fireplace with wood mantle and closed brick oven, elevated by wainscoting, chair rail molding, beamed ceilings, and an exterior door. And relax and digest by the brick fireplace with decorative wood surround in the bright family room with an original graved door to the covered back porch. The idyllic farmhouse kitchen has exposed beams, wood countertops, and double swanstone sink with brass faucet, as well as a built-in microwave, dishwasher, wall oven, and pantry, while the fantastic breakfast room features a walk-in brick fireplace and direct access to one of the two slate paver patios. The second level of the original 1820-built house has two bedrooms enjoying random-width plank flooring and a large walk-in closet. The first has a lovely brick fireplace, hardwood floors, corner built-in, and chair rail molding, while the Master bedroom is elevated by hardwood floors and chair rail molding with a beautiful private tile bath with step-in shower with glass door and center shelf, and glass-top vanity. The finished, walk-up third floor is a perfect rec room with wood floors, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and eyeball lighting. The homes 1840s addition adds another three potential bedrooms with hardwood floors, one with a walk-up attic door and French door closet, and a full hall bathroom with large tile tub/shower, chair rail molding, and built-in cabinet. The basement hosts the laundry room with a walk out to the backyard. Also on the sprawling property is a beautiful brick butcher house and a smokehouse, both with metal roofing, while a shake roof tops the neighboring outhouse. Take advantage of the ample storage of a 2-car detached garage with metal roof, snowbirds, wood siding, and walk-up storage.

Price History
5/24/2023 Listed $749,900
10/2/2023 4% - $725,000

General Features

Interior Features Additional Stairway,Attic,Breakfast Area,Built-Ins,Chair Railings,Crown Moldings,Curved Staircase,Exposed Beams,Family Room Off Kitchen,Floor Plan - Traditional,Formal/Separate Dining Room,Kitchen -
Sewer On Site Septic
Heating Baseboard - Hot Water,Zoned
Cooling Central A/C
Possession Negotiable,61-90 Days CD,90-120 Days CD
Roof Pitched,Shingle,Slate
Appliances Built-In Microwave,Dishwasher,Oven - Self Cleaning,Oven - Single,Oven - Wall,Oven/Range - Electric,Refrigerator,Water Conditioner - Owned,Water Heater
Garage Spaces 2.00
Pool Y/N No Pool
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s),Porch(es)
Architectural Style Farmhouse/National Folk
Construction Materials Stone
Exclusions Two Birdhouses on posts
Year Built 1820
Electric 200+ Amp Service,Circuit Breakers
Levels 2.5
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Accessibility None
County BERKS
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Directions 222 to Route 61 N,L on Cross Keys
Buyer Agent Compensation 3
Senior Community Y/N No
High School District SCHUYLKILL VALLEY
MLS Area Bern Twp (10227)
Lot Size Square Feet 222591.00
Tax Assessed Value 176500.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name CROSS KEYS
Tax Annual Amount 7001.0
Property Condition Excellent,Very Good
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Price Per Sq Ft 206.67
Acceptable Financing Cash,Conventional
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour
Total SQFT 3508
Days on Market 213
Standard Status Pending
Year Built Source Assessor
Tax Lot 6764
School District 300200397313
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Oil
Basement Unfinished,Walkout Level,Windows
Flooring Ceramic Tile,Hardwood
Total Fireplaces 5
Fireplace Features Brick,Mantel(s),Non-Functioning,Wood
Hot Water Oil
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 3508
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Street Suffix ROAD
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 5
Room Type Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Bedroom 4,Kitchen,Family Room,Den,Office,Recreation Room
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Laundry Type Basement
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 3

Exterior Features

Parking Features Paved Driveway
Lot Features Backs to Trees,Front Yard,Landscaping,Level,Open,Private,Rear Yard,Rural,Secluded,SideYard(s)
Water Source Well
Total Parking Spaces 6
Garage Features Garage Door Opener
Type of Parking Detached Garage,Driveway
Land Use Code 113
Foundation Details Stone
Water View Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 5.11
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Road Responsibility Boro/Township
Land Assessed Value 42300.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
# of Detached Garage Spaces 2
LotDimensionsSource Assessor

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Built-Ins
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Den Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Dining Room Main Formal Dining Room,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail
Family Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Kitchen Main Kitchen - Eat-in,Kitchen - Electric Cooking,Breakfast Room,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Pantry,Built-Ins
Living Room Main Crown Molding,Chair Rail,Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Built-Ins
Office Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail
Recreation Room Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood,Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 19605

AVG $320K
AVG $4,096
AVG 166
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1967
AVG 26
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data

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