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$378,000 Under Contract

620 N Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

7 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
7,000 sq ft; lot: 0.66 acres - MLS# PABK154578
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One of the jewels of the Centre Park Historic District, this circa 1873 Second Empire retains the quality of a bygone era. Originally built for James H. Sternbergh who made sure only the finest of materials would be used for the construction of his private residence. The property is presently zoned as mixed use with three income producing apartments. However, the grand main house and adjoining carriage house can be used for a variety of uses. You'll be amazed at how the original architecture has been maintained on this historic property including the stately front doors, wrap a round porch, and rooftop iron cresting. Step inside to the large entry foyer featuring polished black slate wainscot and imported Minton tile floor. The spacious main hall leads to the grand staircase along with a side entrance hall. The main floor features a large main parlor with walnut French doors of beveled glass. Across the hall is the orginal formal parlor with original fireplace, mantel mirror, built in window shutters and amazing gas chandelier. The adjoining dining room features a built in china closet, fireplace, and access to side porch. A small butlers pass through leads to what had once been the original kitchen featuring original built in cupboard, wood wainscot, and back staircase. Upstairs you'll find a large hall leading to two very spacious bedrooms, both with access to the adjoining balcony. There is also a third bedroom off the back staircase, two full baths, plus a library/study. And owners kitchen. Third floor features a full one bedroom apartment, access from the main staircase. The property also featues the orginal carriage house which has been converted to two one bedroom apartments for additional income.


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Detached
  • Listing Status: Under Contract
  • County/Area: Berks County
  • Zip Code: 19601
  • Year Built: 1873
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Centre Park Histor
  • School District: Reading
  • High School: Reading Senior
  • Sq.Ft.: 7,000 sq ft
  • Style: Traditional, Victorian
  • Stories: 3+ Story
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: Yes, Full
  • Fireplace: Yes, Stone, 5
  • Lot Size: 0.66 acres
  • Baths: 4
  • Zoning: MIXED
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 7,000
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 3
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 3.00
  • Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 3
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 3
  • Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
  • Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 7
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 7
  • Construction Materials: Brick
  • Cooling: Natural Gas
  • Cooling Type: Wall Unit
  • Directions: Rt 61 South which becomes Centre Ave., property on right . Driveway to right of property.
  • Entry Location: Foyer
  • Exclusions: Water Softemer, Freezer In Basement
  • Flooring Type: Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick
  • Heating: Natural Gas
  • Heating Type: Forced Air
  • Heating Y/N: Yes
  • Historic Y/N: Yes
  • Hot Water: Electric
  • Improvements: Above Grade
  • Inclusions: 4 Refrig's, 4 Stoves, Washer/Dryer
  • Interior Features: Stain/Lead Glass, Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Laundry Type: Basement
  • Lot Dimensions: IRREG
  • Lot SQFT: 28,750
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Net SQFT: 7,000
  • Original Listing ID: 7287910
  • OtherStructuresList:Other Structures: 2nd House
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Porch(es), Balcony
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Photo Option: Lister Will Upload All
  • Property Condition: Average+
  • Room Count: 13
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Other
  • Security Features: Security System
  • Selling Agent: Idilia M Venti
  • Selling Office: Dolan Family Real Estate
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Story List: Main, Upper 1
  • Tax Annual Amount: 9084.0
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Total Finished SQFT: 7,000
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Total Finished SQFT Units: Square Feet
  • Total SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Type Of Parking: Parking Lot
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: 9'+ Ceilings
  • Water Source: Public
  • Year Built Source: Estimated
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Lisa Tiger
Century 21 Gold

925 Berkshire Boulevard
Wyomissing, PA 19610

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Original Banner art created by Russell Slocumb, a resident of Berks County and professional artist who's work is featured at Art Plus Gallery in West Reading where he is currently co-Director.