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    708 Centre Av

    READING, PA 19601
    • $595,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 25 days
    • ID#: PABK2003226
    UPDATED: 41 min ago
    $595,000
    • 0
      BEDS
    • 0.7
      ACRES
    • 0
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Commercial
    Built:
    1916
    County:

    School Information

    High School:
    School District:

    Description

    1916 was a great year to build a home. Reading was thriving and business was good, especially for the barons of eastern Pennsylvania. 708 Centre Avenue, located in Reading, PA is one of the beneficiaries of that era. This grand structure is now used as a professional office and corporate headquarters for a local software company. Due to executive transition, this architectural treasure is now available for your professional endeavor(s). Is this Neoclassical or Georgian architecture? Call it what you will, the exterior is clean and stately and the interior invokes awe and wonder of times past. Quality and character abound in this rare early 20th century custom built "masterpiece". Upon entering the two-plus story main entry you will be welcomed by a grand sweeping stairway and stunning centre hallway. You most certainly will appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship. From the remarkable rope accent on the stair rise to the exceptional iron work and hard wood of the banister, to the full ornate crown moldings appearing as though they were just installed, this ROOM is a work of art! A set of double doors will invite you in to a 20' x30' room with gas fireplace, 12 foot plus ceiling with its own individual crown molding design indicative of the age. This grand room offers many options with its size, location and prominence. Going back through the grand hall up a few steps to the right is the former den and now executive office. The light oak floors of this room combine well with the rich mahogany walls and marble gas fueled fireplace, providing a comfortable and peaceful setting that is hard to match. To complete this executive office suite there is a multi-purpose storage closet and a former walk-in safe, now a climate controlled computer server area. The remaining area of the upper-first floor consists of another large private office (former dining room), a kitchen, another small office and a private set of stairs leading to another suite. The second floor consists of 6 private offices, three baths and numerous assistant areas, storage rooms or potential libraries. One finished room on the third floor leads to a full "attic" where one can access many of the ceiling areas of the second floor rooms, convenient for utilities and mechanical support. There is even a pully system for raising and lowering the main chandelier in the "Centre" hall for its annual cleaning and maintenance. Outside there is a knee wall running the full length of the frontage on Centre Avenue and down Oley Street to the gate at the two-plus car garage. Next to the garage off Oley Street is a driveway leading to the rear parking lot, large enough to accommodate 14 vehicles. Inside the garage is a high quality, natural gas driven Uninterruptible Power Source , to supply electricity and keep your business running. This exquisite property is located in the Centre Park Historic District, which helps to protect the integrity of neighborhood and one's investment.

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    708 Centre Av READING, PA 19601

    • Price: $595,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 41 min ago
    • ID#: PABK2003226
    0
    Beds
    0
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    0.7
    Acres
    1916
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Reading City (10201)
    County:
    Berks
    Area:
    Reading City (10201)
    High School:
    Reading Senior
    School District:
    Reading
    Property Description
    1916 was a great year to build a home. Reading was thriving and business was good, especially for the barons of eastern Pennsylvania. 708 Centre Avenue, located in Reading, PA is one of the beneficiaries of that era. This grand structure is now used as a professional office and corporate headquarters for a local software company. Due to executive transition, this architectural treasure is now available for your professional endeavor(s). Is this Neoclassical or Georgian architecture? Call it what you will, the exterior is clean and stately and the interior invokes awe and wonder of times past. Quality and character abound in this rare early 20th century custom built "masterpiece". Upon entering the two-plus story main entry you will be welcomed by a grand sweeping stairway and stunning centre hallway. You most certainly will appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship. From the remarkable rope accent on the stair rise to the exceptional iron work and hard wood of the banister, to the full ornate crown moldings appearing as though they were just installed, this ROOM is a work of art! A set of double doors will invite you in to a 20' x30' room with gas fireplace, 12 foot plus ceiling with its own individual crown molding design indicative of the age. This grand room offers many options with its size, location and prominence. Going back through the grand hall up a few steps to the right is the former den and now executive office. The light oak floors of this room combine well with the rich mahogany walls and marble gas fueled fireplace, providing a comfortable and peaceful setting that is hard to match. To complete this executive office suite there is a multi-purpose storage closet and a former walk-in safe, now a climate controlled computer server area. The remaining area of the upper-first floor consists of another large private office (former dining room), a kitchen, another small office and a private set of stairs leading to another suite. The second floor consists of 6 private offices, three baths and numerous assistant areas, storage rooms or potential libraries. One finished room on the third floor leads to a full "attic" where one can access many of the ceiling areas of the second floor rooms, convenient for utilities and mechanical support. There is even a pully system for raising and lowering the main chandelier in the "Centre" hall for its annual cleaning and maintenance. Outside there is a knee wall running the full length of the frontage on Centre Avenue and down Oley Street to the gate at the two-plus car garage. Next to the garage off Oley Street is a driveway leading to the rear parking lot, large enough to accommodate 14 vehicles. Inside the garage is a high quality, natural gas driven Uninterruptible Power Source , to supply electricity and keep your business running. This exquisite property is located in the Centre Park Historic District, which helps to protect the integrity of neighborhood and one's investment.
    Exterior Features

    Construction Materials BrickConcreteCopper PlumbingMasonryMixed PlumbingOther Door Features Double EntrySix Panel Garage YN No Location Type Corner Lot/Unit Lot Features CornerFront YardLandscapingLevelRear YardRoad FrontageTrees/WoodedOther Parking Features Paved Parking Parking Types Parking LotOn Street Property Condition Very Good Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility City/CountyState Road Surface Type Black TopPaved Roof PitchedSlate View CityCourtyardGarden/LawnPark/GreenbeltStreetTrees/WoodsOther Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Building Area Total 7324.00 Cooling Central A/CFresh Air Recovery SystemHeat Pump(S)ZonedOther Flooring WoodCarpet Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Net Square Feet 7324.00 Security Features 24 Hour SecurityFire Detection SystemElectric Alarm

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Business Type Bed And BreakfastProfessionalSchoolInstitutional Central Air YN Yes Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Oley Street Electric 200+ Amp Service Elevators 0 Entry Level 1 Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter Heating Fuel ElectricNatural Gas Historic YN Yes Hot Water Electric Internet Services BroadbandCableFiber Optic Municipality Reading City Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Number Of Units Total 1 Original MLSNumber 800960002228 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 31-60 Days Cd Property Sub Type Office Sale Type Standard Sewer Public Sewer Tax Annual Amount 10107.00 Tax Assessment Amount 231200.00 Tax Lot 0118 Utilities Water AvailableSewer AvailableNatural Gas AvailableElectric AvailablePhoneAbove Ground Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Year Built Effective 2005 Zoning R-3 Zoning Description R-3 - Residential District

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    ©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 Drayton Young. 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: 2021-09-16T11:56:10.793.
     
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