Views - Fix'er Upper - Golf Course
406 N Tulpehocken Road Reading, PA
$ 550,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PABK343096
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyBERKS
  • CityReading
  • AreaBern Twp
  • NeighborhoodGREENFIELDS
  • Zip19601
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1925
  • Taxes16687
  • Price$ 550,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage7811
  • Lot Size3.48 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Kingsway Realty
Property Description

This handsome Colonial Revival home sits on 3.48 acres of land in the North Tulpehocken Area/Schuylkill Valley School District and is nearly 8,000 sq. ft. in size. It has been said to be the finest example of its style in Berks County. Built in 1925, it features the latest in style for the period. With a more open floor plan than earlier Colonial designs, it is an easy home to move about in. The main floor does not lack the fine elements of the Colonial period. There is plenty of woodwork to go around, such as chair rails, custom trim work, and crown moldings. Hardwood floors abound throughout this home. Many people have called attention to the beauty of the main stairway leading to the 2nd floor. Large windows keep the home light and bright. Entering through the front door brings you into a large gathering room.It extends the full depth of the home, where there are French doors leading to one of the several patios. To the right, you~ll find an ample den/library with fireplace. Beyond that, there is a large living room which is also the full depth of the home. Again, there are French doors- these leading to a sunroom with large glass sliding doors. This side of the home also contains the main open staircase, a powder room, and a small butler~s pantry. Now, going to the left of center, we find an elegant and spacious dining room with 2 ~shell top~ display niches. You could seat lots of family and friends here. Moving on, we find a sizable breakfast room with lots of windows and French doors that lead to patios and the sizable in-ground swimming pool. At this end of the home, you~ll find a sizable butler~s pantry with lots of storage. There is a kitchen and a large laundry area, along with more closets, cabinets, and drawers. Here you~ll find the stairs to the basement and an extra set of stairs to the 2nd and 3rd floors. Now, onto the 2nd floor. At the top of the main stairs, we turn right and go to the 1st master sized bedroom. This also extends the depth of the house and has a door to access the flat roof. Off of this room, is a full bathroom and a separate dressing room with lots of cupboards, drawers, and closets. Next, you~ll find another nice sized bedroom and a Jack and Jill bathroom leading to still another bedroom of nice size. The last bedroom on the floor is master size and is paneled in pickwick pine. It also includes a full bathroom. It~s a handsome room which most recently was used as an office. As we walk down the hall, there is a cedar closet, a closet with drawers and cabinets, a large linen closet, and a cleaning closet with a fancy slop-sink. By now you~ve noticed the handsome arch top doors at either end of the hall. Now, to the 3rd floor. Here are 3 more reasonably sized bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a wall long closet. There is also access to the roof. The basement is full height and quite usable. It consists of 5 rooms. The most interesting is the ~bomb shelter~ or safe room. This is a solid concrete space with a bank vault style door, dressing rooms, bathroom, and a generator. Two smaller rooms were used as craft rooms. The basement also has its own door to the outside. The exterior has its own points of interest, beginning with the circular driveway. There is ample parking and a 3-car garage. There is a good sized fenced in swimming pool, a reflecting pool, and a lawn that extends to the Berkshire Country Club Golf Course. The property is well shielded by mature trees on both sides, so you~ll have lots of privacy and play space. Now, as for that acreage. The 3.48 acre property consists of lot 10 and 12 of the original Greenfields subdivision. The house sits on lot 10 (1.58 aces). The vacant lot, lot 12 (1.87 aces), can be purchased separately (approval pending). The house and property need a good amount of repair (plaster repair, MEP work, radiators, etc.), and some fresh ideas. Schedule your showing today, and imagine the possibilities of making this house a grand home once again.~

Price History
6/24/2019 Listed $550,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
County BERKS
Garage Y/N Yes
Levels 3+
MLS Area Bern Twp (10227)
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Immediate
Price Per Sq Ft 70.41
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Needs Work, As-is Condition, Rehabilitation Potential, Fixer
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2018
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning RES

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 7811
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Appliances Range Hood, Built-In Microwave, Refrigerator, Oven/Range - Electric, Built-In Range, Dishwasher
Basement Full
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 2
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 2.0
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.0
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 2
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 7
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Cooling Window Unit(s)
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Features Mantel(s)
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 3
Heating Radiator
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Oil
Interior Features Built-Ins, Breakfast Area, Crown Moldings, Wood Floors, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Window Treatments
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 7811
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Sun/Florida Room, Laundry, Other, Storage Room, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 7
Total Fireplaces 2

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Architectural Style Colonial, Other
Construction Materials Brick, Concrete, Stick Built, Vinyl Siding
Fencing Chain Link, Wood
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry
Garage Spaces 3.00
Lot Features Additional Lot(s), Front Yard, Rear Yard
Lot Size Acres 3.48
Lot Size Source Other
Lot Size Square Feet 151589.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Parking Features Asphalt Driveway, Circular Driveway
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Roof Rubber
Sewer Public Sewer
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 3
Type of Parking Driveway, Detached Garage
View Golf Course
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19601

AVG $210K
AVG $5,428
AVG 17
Year Built
AVG 1925
AVG 62
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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