1611 Palm Street

Reading, PA
$ 239,895 Beds 4 Baths 2.5 Sq 2,774
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Why not turn the page on 2020 and begin the next chapter of your life in style? This beautiful, one-of-a-kind home was designed by renowned American architect Miles Dechant, who also designed the Berks County Courthouse and iconic City Park Bandshell. Wake up each morning in comfort, to a great neighborhood, located in a park-like setting in Hampden Heights. You will love the warm, distinctive look of the Vermont slate roof and clinker bricks, the character of the flagstone walk, porch and patio and the old-world charm of the brick archway, walk and garden. This spacious 2 1/2 story brick colonial home gives you plenty of room, both inside and out, whether you are impressing and entertaining guests -- or just social distancing! The home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a finished third level and a partially finished basement with a TV room/Mancave. As you enter the home, you will notice the decorative chandelier and lovely hardwood flooring in the entry foyer. To your right, see the living room with wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and crown molding. The many windows provide natural light to brighten your surroundings and lift your mood. From there, a doorway leads to a covered side porch and flagstone patio, where the landscaped trees and shrubbery provide great privacy for outdoor relaxation and entertaining. Back inside, you can walk from the living room into the beautiful formal dining room, complete with hardwood floors, crown molding, chair rail and wall sconces. Next, explore the eat-in kitchen, with ample countertop and cabinet areas, a cooktop electric range/ oven, newer dishwasher, and sink with garbage disposal. There is also a powder room and a mud room (of brick and glass) located on the first level. On the second floor, you will find 3 nicely sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms, along with a den or office area which could be repurposed as an additional bedroom for guests (or for a growing family!) The third level features a finished attic, which currently includes an exercise area (or rec space) and a classic Cedar closet for extra storage. You will also encounter a second, upper-level den, or sitting area, and a separate room, with two distinctive quarter moon windows. This room could be used as a playroom, a private office, or as an additional bedroom. In the basement, discover the finished TV room/Mancave with a private entrance via stairs to the backyard. The laundry room, utility room, and additional storage areas are also located in the basement. There is a 1 car attached garage along with additional driveway parking behind the home, accessible via an alleyway. This home also features central air conditioning and a home security system. Several home improvement projects are being completed and interior professional photographs are available now for your viewing. It is a splendid home in a wonderful location and the sellers are motivated to find a serious buyer who will love it as much as they do. You really must see this home to appreciate it, so schedule a private showing today.


  • Price
  • $ 239,895
  • 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
Days on Market 52
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 91.42
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

Room Details

Bathroom 1 Upper 1 Flooring - Tile,Tub Shower
Bathroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - Tile,Tub Shower
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 4 Upper 2 Flooring - Carpet
Den Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Dining Room Main Chair Rail,Crown Molding,Flooring - HardWood
Exercise Room Upper 2 Cedar Lined Closet,Flooring - Carpet
Foyer Main Flooring - HardWood
Half Bath Main Flooring - Tile
Kitchen Main Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Flooring - Tile,Kitchen - Eat-in,Kitchen - Electric Cooking
Living Room Main Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Flooring - Carpet,Window Treatments
Office Upper 2 Flooring - Carpet
Recreation Room Lower 1 Flooring - Carpet


  • 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
12/17/2020 1% - $239,895

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19604

AVG $110K
AVG $2,470
AVG 26
Year Built
AVG 1919
AVG 73
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1611 Palm Street Reading, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $239895 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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