1611 Palm Street

Reading, PA
$ 239,900 Beds 4 Baths 2.5 Sq 2,774
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Are you looking for a home with lots of character and charm to call your own? Then you will want to check out 1611 Palm St, Reading PA 19604. Located in a parklike setting across from Albright College in a lovely section of Hampden Heights Is where you'll find this gem. The Vermont slate roof, clinker bricks and flagstone walk, porch and patio, along with the brick archway and side yard brick walkway, give this one-of-a-kind home a warm, distinctive look. It is one of just 8 original homes on this unique block, designed by renowned American architect Miles Dechant, who also designed the iconic Berks County Courthouse and City Park Bandshell, This spacious 2 1/2 story brick colonial home has 2624 sf of living area, according to a recent appraisal. Plenty of "Elbow Room" for all your "Social Distancing" needs. The home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, finished attic level and partially finished basement rec room area. As you enter the home you note the decorative chandelier in the entry foyer, and the lovely hardwood flooring. To your right is the living room with a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and crown molding. Lots of windows to provide natural light to brighten your surroundings and lift your mood. There is a doorway leading to a covered side porch and patio side yard area. This is a delightful area to enjoy the outdoors. The trees and shrubbery provide great privacy for outdoor relaxation or entertaining. Back inside going from the living room you enter the formal dining room with hardwood floors, crown molding and chair rail and wall sconces. Next you will find the "Eat-in" kitchen has ample countertop and cabinet area, along with a cooktop electric range/ oven, newer dishwasher, and a sink with a garbage disposal. There is also a powder room and mud room on this first level. Upstairs you will find 3 nicely sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms along with a den or office area. Going up the stairs is the finished attic level. The attic level features an exercise room or rec room, with a Cedar closet for storage of your clothing. Next you encounter a second upper level den or office area, and finally there is the fourth bedroom on the upper level area. The basement features a finished rec room area with walk up steps to the backyard. The laundry room, additional storage room and the utility rooms are also located in the basement. There is a 1 car attached garage along with additional driveway parking available behind the home accessible via an alleyway. This home also features central air conditioning and a home security system. Home improvement projects have just been completed & Interior professional photos are now available for your viewing. A splendid home in a wonderful location beaming with charm. Why not make it yours? DO NOT LET THIS ONE GET AWAY!!!. BETTER HURRY & SCHEDULE YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING TODAY!!!.


  • Price
  • $ 239,900
  • Lot Size
  • 7,405 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Sqr Footage
  • 2,774
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Year Built
  • 1930
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Reading
  • Taxes
  • 4825
  • County
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • Area
  • Reading City
  • MLS#
  • PABK366888
  • Zip
  • 19604
Listing Provided by: Tom Franey Real Estate & Appraisals, Inc



Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer - Electric, Exhaust Fan, Oven/Range - Electric, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer, Water Heater
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
County BERKS
Electric 100 Amp Service, Circuit Breakers
Exterior Features Flood Lights, Sidewalks, Street Lights
Facing Direction West
Flooring Hardwood, Tile/Brick
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Steam
High School READING
High School District READING
Interior Features Attic, Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Table Space, Recessed Lighting, Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Wainscotting, Wood Floors, Window Treatments
Levels 2.5
MLS Area Reading City (10201)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Asphalt Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Patio(s), Roof
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 91.43
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Good
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Slate
Security Features Security System, Smoke Detector
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name HAMPDEN HEIGHTS
Tax Annual Amount 4825.0
Tax Lot 0582
Tax Year 2020
Utilities Cable TV Available, Electric Available, Natural Gas Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning Description R-1, Residential District

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2624
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full, Partially Finished, Sump Pump
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 0.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Below Grade Finished Area 150
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
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 Yes
Fireplace Features Brick, Mantel(s), Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Lower Floor, Basement, Dryer In Unit, Washer In Unit
Living Area 2774
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Den, Foyer, Bedroom 1, Exercise Room, Office, Recreation Room, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Half Bath
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Fireplaces 1
Window Features Double Hung, Wood Frame

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 1
Door Features Six Panel
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Garage - Rear Entry, Garage Door Opener
Inclusions Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer
Lot Dimensions 80x95
Lot Features Level, Landscaping, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Vegetation Planting
Lot Size Acres 0.17
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 7405.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 1
Type of Parking Attached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


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

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Unknown Elementary School
Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Reading High School

Price History

11/18/2020 Listed $239,900

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19604

AVG $110K
AVG $2,390
AVG 16
Year Built
AVG 1919


1611 Palm Street Reading, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $239900 with 2774 sqft and a lot size of 7,405 SqFt Acre(s). 1611 Palm Street Reading has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and was built in 1930. The property's zip code is 19604 which is in Reading, PA

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