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246 E Caracas Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033


  • Sold
  • Closed
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 5,895 Sq. Ft.
  • 2 Car Garage
246 E Caracas Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033View this property at 246 E Caracas Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
246 E Caracas AvenueHersheyPA17033
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Live where Milton S. Hershey lived! This turn of the century home, dubbed "The Queen of Caracas," is also known as "Green Gables" for its Mediterranean-influenced green-tile roof, which matches the roof of The Hotel Hershey. Having won the Preservation Award of Hershey in 1998, the home has been carefully preserved and renovated to add modern comforts to its historical prestige. Remodels/renovations include a fully finished basement w/game room, remodeled laundry room, full bathroom, & wine cellar, new wrap-around stone patio w/lighting system, new HVAC on 2nd & 3rd floors, new hot water heater, remodeled kitchen & bathrooms on 1st & 3rd floors, new light fixtures & ceiling fans throughout, master bedroom closet upgrade, expanded alarm
system, and major landscaping/exterior enhancements. The master suite has its own office, huge walk-in-closet, vintage mosaic-tiled bath w/sunken tub and laundry chute. So much charm in this famous historical home that will catch your eye. Look carefully for the stained & leaded glass, original hardwood, detailed moldings, high ceilings, pocket doors, original chandeliers and crystal doorknobs. Though located in the heart of Hershey, the Queen rests privately on 0.7 acres with its own secret garden that opens up from the opulent sunroom. A private patio and breezeway connects the 2-car detached garage to the home. The majority of this 5 Bed, 4.5 bath, >5500 SF home has been repainted in 2018. Location: 6 min to Hershey Med, 2 min to Hershey elem/middle/high schools, 2 min to library/tennis courts/rec center. Walk to the theatre, restaurants & shopping in downtown Hershey. Truly a masterpiece, the home has a built-in library, gas fireplace, walk-in pantry, and flowing floor plan. The Queen of Caracas is reserved for the connoisseur of historical appreciation and fine taste. Book your dream tour today.More historical information:Hershey lore states that this house, also known as ~Green Gables~ for its Mediterranean-influenced green-tile roof, matching the roof of The Hotel Hershey, was built by Milton Hershey in 1914, for his mother, ~Fanny.~ Although she never inhabited the house, reportedly too opulent for her Mennonite sensibilities, the design reflects Milton Hershey's fascination with European architecture and decorative arts, awakened during his many trips to Europe throughout his life. Perhaps because of its uniquely European aesthetic, Hershey is said to have occupied the house himself during several periods later in his life, retreating from his home at Highpoint, which was filled with memories of his beloved late wife, ~Kitty~. The large decorative brackets and deep eaves support a low-pitched, tiled roof, strongly invoking the Italianate style of architecture popularized in the United States in the late 19th century. Unique interior features such as the stained-glass windows, leaded glass light fixtures, and ornate, inlaid green tile bathtub, show the intimate care and personalized decorative style with which this property was designed. Although many improvements have been made to modernize and expand the usable living space of the house, the historic features have been carefully preserved and maintained, winning the house the 1998 Preservation Award for the city of Hershey. The name of the street, Caracas, originated from Hershey's primary source of cocoa beans in Caracas, Venezula.

Full Property Details for 246 E Caracas Ave


  • Sold For: $1,079,000
  • Taxes: $15,309 (2018)
  • Status: Closed
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 1000140832
  • Added: 175 day(s) ago


  • Rooms/Areas: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Game Room, Family Room, Den, Library, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Laundry, Other, Utility Room, Master Bathroom, Full Bath, Half Bath
  • Interior Features: Breakfast Area, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Butlers Pantry, Built-Ins, Bar, Cedar Closet(s), Carpet, CeilngFan(s), Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Laundry Chute, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Sauna, Stain/Lead Glass, Stall Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Wet/Dry Bar, Window Treatments, Wood Floors
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Number of Fireplaces: 1
  • Fireplace(s): Gas/Propane
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Oven/Range - Gas, Dryer - Front Loading, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Refrigerator, Washer - Front Loading
  • Flooring: Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Partially Carpeted



  • Total Bathrooms: 5
  • Full Bathrooms: 4
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Upper 2 - Full Baths: 1
  • Upper Floor Baths: 3
  • Upper - Full Baths: 3
  • Main Floor Baths: 1
  • Main - 1/2 Baths: 1


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Bedrooms Upper: 5
  • Bedrooms-Up2: 2

Other Rooms

  • Laundry: Basement, Has Laundry, Dryer In Unit, Washer In Unit


  • Exterior Features: Exterior Lighting, Extensive Hardscape, Flood Lights, Secure Storage, Sidewalks, Street Lights
  • Porch/Patio/Deck: Patio(s), Breezeway


  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Total Spaces: 2
  • Parking Features: Paved Driveway
  • Parking Type: Driveway, Detached Garage
  • Garage Description: Garage Door Opener, Garage - Side Entry


  • Area: Derry Twp (14024)
  • County: Dauphin
  • Development Name: Downtown Hershey
  • Subdivision: Downtown Hershey
  • Cross Streets: Chocolate Ave and Homestead Ave
  • Driving Directions: From Downtown Hershey (Chocolate and Cocoa): West on Chocolate Ave, Right on Homestead. Left on E Granada, immediate Left onto E Caracas. Home is 2nd home on the Right.
  • Direction Faces: Northwest
  • Location Details: Downtown

School Information

  • School District: Derry Township
  • Elementary School: Hershey Primary
  • Middle School: Hershey
  • High School: Hershey

Heating & Cooling

  • Central air: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Heating Type: Hot Water, Baseboard, Electric
  • Heating Fuel: Electric, Natural Gas
  • Water Heater: Natural Gas


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Water: Public
  • Utility Description: Cable TV Available, Electric Available, Natural Gas Available, Phone Available, Sewer Available, Water Available

Structural Information

  • Architectural Info: Traditional
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Construction: Stucco, Frame
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Entrance: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Full, Interior Access, Improved, Outside Entrance, Walkout Stairs, Fully Finished
  • Foundation: Active Radon Mitigation, Other
  • Roof: Tile
  • Walls/Ceilings: 9'+ Ceilings
  • Windows: Wood Frame
  • Stories/Levels: 4
  • Stories Description: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
  • Square Feet: 5,895
  • Sq. Ft. Source: Estimated
  • Living Area: 5,616 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Above Grnd: 4,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Year Built Source: Assessor
  • Property Condition: Average+, Renov/Remod, Shows Well, Turn Key

Unit Information

Unit 1

  • Bathrooms-Lower: 1

Lot Features

  • Property View: Street, Trees/Woods, Garden/Lawn
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.76
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 32,730
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Street/Road Desc.: Paved
  • Lot Features: Landscaping, Level
  • Lot Description: Landscaping, Level

Financial Considerations

  • Price Per Sq. Ft.: $244.22
  • Tax w/Assessment: $558,700
  • Tax Amount: $15,309
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Terms: Standard Sale

Disclosures and Reports

  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Inclusions: Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer

Listed by Keller Williams of Central PA East, KARA CHEN
Sold by Brownstone Real Estate Co., MARIA MEMMI

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Schools serving 246 E Caracas Ave

Hershey Early Childhood Center
450-Rear Homestead Road, Hershey, PA 17033
0.4 mi
450 Homestead Rd, Hershey, PA 17033
0.4 mi
450 Homestead Rd, Hershey, PA 17033
0.4 mi
500 Homestead Rd, Hershey, PA 17033
0.5 mi
550 Homestead Rd, Hershey, PA 17033
0.7 mi
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Listed by Keller Williams of Central PA East, KARA CHEN
Sold by Brownstone Real Estate Co., MARIA MEMMI

246 E Caracas Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033 (MLS# 1000140832) is a Single Family property that was sold at $1,079,000 on July 27, 2018. Want to learn more about 246 E Caracas Avenue? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Hershey? You can browse all Hershey real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.