Beds: 8
Baths: 7 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 11,227
Listing #6979847
**Sellers successfully appealed taxes for 2017. Taxes are an approximation based on the new assessment.** A spectacular property that transports you to another era, reminiscent of old world royalty. Renaissance period hand cut Gneiss granite stone, plus heavy grade, random width graduated multi-colored slate roof with slate valleys. The property was built in 1927 to replicate a Scottish Cotswold Castle situated on approx. 2.21 acres! The home was designed by prominent architects Scholl and Richardson for Carl F. Lauer, Esq., grandson of Frederick Lauer who founded the Lauer Brewing Company in Reading, Pa. during the mid 1800's. Legend has it that Carl F. Lauer, Esq. built this extraordinary house for his wife, Ethel G. Lauer who was of Scottish decent. The home was originally referred to as the Lauer Mansion of Wyomissing Hills. Numerous Scottish Heraldic symbols are hand carved throughout the interior woodwork, Indiana limestone trim, and ornate plaster ceilings. Old world characteristics abound and captivate. Indiana Limestone carved Tudor passages, window mullions and ledges, plus large bow windows for great natural lighting. A total of 122 leaded glass operable casement windows with all original brass/bronze hardware and removable interior storm panes, 18 of which have beautiful leaded and colored pictorial stained glass scenes depicting Scottish Heraldic symbols designed by the famous Italian stained glass artist Nicola D'Ascenzo throughout the 1st and 2nd floors with numerous semi-hexagonal bow windows. Original random width hand pegged select walnut hardwood flooring in the foyer, great room, dining room, gallery and library showcasing terra-cotta brickwork in the entrance hall. Indiana limestone carved fireplaces in great room, library and formal dining room. An amazing rare property unlike any other offering 11,227 SF, 4 finished levels, 8 bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, Pool, Portico & Terrace on 1.86 acres, plus a 4-car garage/2500 SF Carriage House with Gneiss stone turret with circular staircase to full living quarters on the 2nd floor on .35 acres.
Property Features
Location Information
County: BERKS
Area: Wyomissing Boro
Interior Features
Interior: Security System, Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling(s), 9+ Foot Ceiling(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Stained/Leaded Glass, Cable TV Wired, Second Kitchen, Exposed Beams, Bay Window
Has Dining Room: yes
Has Family Room: yes
Has Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Description: Brick Fireplace, Stone Fireplace, LR/GRFireP, DinRoomFireP
Heating: Oil, Hot Water, Radiator
Cooling: Wall Unit
Attic Description: Walk Up, Access Panel
Basement Description: Full, OutSide/WlkO, Fully Finished
Has Basement: yes
Exterior Features
Style: Normandy
Exterior: Sidewalks, Street Lights, Exterior Lighting
Roof: Pitched Roof
Water: Public
Garage Spaces: 0
Has Pool: yes
Pool Description: In Ground Pool
Lot Description: Level Lot, Sloping Lot, Open Lot, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard(s)
Lot Acres: 2.21
Lot Sq Ft: 136, 778
Dimensions: IRREGULAR
Zoning: RES
School District: Wyomissing
Additional Information
Type: Detached
Ownership: Fee Simple
Year Built: 1927
Tax Year: 2017
Tax Amount: 14, 529

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Seller's Representative: RE/MAX Of Reading
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