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284 Forrest Road, Mertztown, PA 19539

$629,900

  • For Sale
  • Active
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 5,804 Sq. Ft.
  • 2 Car Garage
284 Forrest Road, Mertztown, PA 19539View this property at 284 Forrest Road, Mertztown, PA 19539
284 Forrest RoadMertztownPA19539
Property Description
Welcome to Toad Hall...an enchanting property at the end of a long private road set on 11.8 acres tucked in an old growth forest with hiking trails and a creek with several cascades along deer and garden paths. History buffs will love discovering the ruins of a 1700's Huguenot redoubt and probable Native American midden mounds. Newly constructed 18 ton wooden bridge with lantern light posts, a 2-story 20'x30' pole barn with electricity, 10'x20' horse barn, plus 2-car detached garage and additional parking areas. 25'x8' stone veranda, stone deck around new in-ground 35,000 gal. pool with spa and multi-color, programmable LED light system. Clean and green tax savings in place! Nearby private and public airports for small aircraft. Space for heliport on the property. Nearby express transportation to Philly and New York! Grand Addition to 1800s Stone Farmhouse...5,804 square feet of old world charm and French country elegance! Grand foyer presenting oak staircase with minstrel's gallery, old reclaimed random width oak floors through most of house, solid wood doors, two claw foot tubs remain, hand-made stained glass French doors, many decorative sconce lights, sunlit art studio/office, in-law residence offers ramp access, kitchen, living room, bed and bath. Open design between great room featuring stone fireplace, oak & quartz chef's kitchen and solarium style breakfast room with walk-out to screened porch! Airy & Artistic upper level hall/balcony, 4 en suite bedrooms with vessel sinks. Master bedroom and bath floating in the tree tops surrounded by window views and French doors to large sunning deck. Tile surround jetted tub, tile counters with unique vessel sink, pocket door to lavatory and walk-in closet. Convenient laundry hookup on same level!

Full Property Details for 284 Forrest Rd

General

  • Price: $629,900
  • Taxes: $15,923 (2018)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 1000257243
  • Updated: 9/20/2018
  • Added: 466 day(s) ago

Business

  • Includes: Land Only

Interior

  • Number of Rooms: 11
  • Rooms/Areas: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Other, Office
  • Interior Features: Master Bath(s), Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, Skylight(s), CeilngFan(s), Exposed Beams, Breakfast Area
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Number of Fireplaces: 1
  • Fireplace(s): Stone
  • Appliances: Oven - Wall, Oven - Self Cleaning, Dishwasher, Refrigerator
  • Flooring: Wood, Fully Carpeted, Vinyl, Tile/Brick

Rooms

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 5
  • Full Bathrooms: 5
  • Main Floor Baths: 1
  • Main - Full Baths: 1

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Master Bedroom: Master Bedroom, 30 x 17, Upper 1
  • Master Bedroom 2: Master Bedroom - Master Bedroom - Sitting Area, Walk-In Closet(s), Unspecified
  • Bedroom 1: Bedroom 1, 23 x 12, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 2: Bedroom 2, 14 x 13, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 3: Bedroom 3, 11 x 11, Upper 1

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: Living Room, 37 x 34, Main
  • Kitchen: Kitchen - Kitchen - Electric Cooking, Island, Pantry, 21 x 12, Main
  • 2nd Kitchen: Kitchen, 20 x 12, Main
  • Dining Room: Dining Room, 21 x 11, Main
  • Office: Office, 21 x 14, Main
  • Laundry: Upper Floor
  • Other Room 1: Other, 21 x 14, Main
  • Other Room 2: Other, 27 x 22, Main
  • Other Room 3: Other, 23 x 15, Upper 1
  • Other Room 4: Other, 20 x 12, Main

Additional Information

  • Pool: Yes
  • Private Pool: Yes
  • Pool Description: In Ground

Exterior

  • Exterior Features: Exterior Lighting
  • Porch/Patio/Deck: Deck(s), Patio(s), Balcony

Parking

  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Total Spaces: 5
  • Parking Type: Driveway, Detached Garage
  • Other Parking Total: 3

Location

  • Area: Longswamp Twp (10259)
  • County: Berks
  • Development Name: None Available
  • Subdivision: None Available
  • Cross Streets: Forrest Rd
  • Driving Directions: Rt. 12 becomes Fleetwood-Lyons Rd, R on Forrest, house at end.
  • Location Details: Creek

School Information

  • School District: Brandywine Heights Area

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Geothermal
  • Heating Type: Geothermal, Forced Air, Zoned
  • Heating Fuel: Geo-thermal
  • Water Heater: Electric

Utilities

  • Sewer: On Site Septic
  • Water: Well
  • Utility Description: Cable TV

Structural Information

  • Architectural Info: Farmhouse/National Folk
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Construction: Stucco, Stone
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Full, Unfinished
  • Foundation: Stone, Brick/Mortar
  • Roof: Pitched, Shingle
  • Walls/Ceilings: Cathedral Ceilings
  • Windows: Bay/Bow
  • Entry Location: Foyer
  • Stories/Levels: 0
  • Stories Description: Main, Upper 1
  • Square Feet: 5,804
  • Sq. Ft. Source: Estimated
  • Living Area: 5,804 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Above Grnd: 5,804 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 1907
  • Year Built Source: Estimated
  • Property Condition: Average+

Additional Structures

  • Other Structures: Barn/Farm Building

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 11.78
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 513,137
  • Lot Dimensions: IRREG
  • Lot Features: Irregular, Level, Open, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
  • Zoning: RES
  • Lot Description: Irregular, Level, Open, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)

Financial Considerations

  • Price Per Sq. Ft.: $108.53
  • Tax w/Assessment: $362,300
  • Tax Amount: $15,923
  • Tax Year: 2018

Disclosures and Reports

  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Lot Number: 8126

Listed by RE/MAX Of Reading, Eric J Miller

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Schools

Schools serving 284 Forrest Rd

Score
Name
Grades
Distance
5
445 West Barkley St, Topton, PA 19562
K-3
1.4 mi
7
200 West Weis Street, Topton, PA 19562
6-8
1.2 mi
5
103 Old Topton Road, Mertztown, PA 19539
9-12
2.3 mi
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Price & Sales History

Price & Sales History for 284 Forrest Rd Get Price Alerts

Date
Details
Price
Change
Source
7/11/2017
Listed
$629,900
65.76%
MLS
8/02/2007
Sold
$380,000
Public Record
Disclaimer: Historical sales information is derived from public records provided by the county offices. Information is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
Tax History

Tax History for 284 Forrest Rd

Year
Property Taxes
Change
Tax Assessment
Change
2017
$15,478
1%
$362,300
2016
$15,388
-30%
$362,300
-30%
2015
$21,899
$515,600
2014
$21,899
3%
$515,600
2013
$21,357
1%
$515,600
2012
$21,158
3%
$515,600
2011
$20,518
267%
$515,600
262%
2010
$5,594
2%
$142,500
2009
$5,472
$142,900
2008
$5,467
$143,100
Disclaimer: Historical tax information is derived from public records provided by the county offices. Information is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
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Listed by RE/MAX Of Reading, Eric J Miller

284 Forrest Road, Mertztown, PA 19539 (MLS# 1000257243) is a Single Family property with 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. 284 Forrest Road is currently listed for $629,900 and was received on July 11, 2017. Want to learn more about 284 Forrest Road? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Mertztown? You can browse all Mertztown real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.