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229 Madison Avenue, Reading, PA 19605


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  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 2,917 Sq. Ft.
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Updated 9 days ago
229 Madison Avenue, Reading, PA 19605View this property at 229 Madison Avenue, Reading, PA 19605
229 Madison AvenueReadingPA19605

Property Description

* Reduced - Enjoy the Summer Blooms! * Opportunity awaits you to own a slice of history dating back to the 1700's. The historic Jacob Habernacker Homestead House at 229 Madison Ave was erected in the early 1800's and has been lovingly restored and cared for over the centuries by thoughtful owners who delighted in maintaining it's original splendor. From the hardwood floors to the grand fireplace in the dining room, you will admire the rustic touches blended with modern conveniences. The home's front door entrance leads you through the dining room, living room and eat-in 35-handle kitchen with breakfast bar. Laundry room and full bath provide convenience on the main level. Moving to the lower level you will find a finished family room
perfect for movie or game nights. The lower level also has unfinished dry storage, a ground cellar, and furnace room. There is walk-up access to the rear yard, too. Upper level provides the (4) sleeping rooms. The main bedroom was enlarged, combining (2) of the sleeping rooms and separated with a lovely arched doorway. This is an ideal arrangement for parent's sleeping room and nursery, or a main bedroom with den. Additional (2) bedrooms and a large full bath complete the upper level. Stepping outside one of the bedrooms you'll enjoy the covered patio that overlooks the picturesque yard and in-ground pool. Through the 4th bedroom is the walk-up steps to the 3rd floor which provides a finished 5th bedroom, office or off-season storage room. The lovely half-acre park-like grounds provide a 2 car detached garage, in-ground pool, pool shed, gardening shed and root cellar, nestled among mature landscaping and foliage. The pool has been professionally opened and closed. Sellers will provide the new owners a complete title search and architectural analysis of the home that was completed by a professional historic and cultural resources company in 2004. Sellers will also provide the new owners a 1-year HMS home warranty with acceptable Agreement of Sale. Local Muhl Twp ReSale Inspection complete. Please call to schedule your personal showing today and experience a bit of local history.

Full Property Detailsfor 229 Madison Avenue


  • Price: $259,900
  • Taxes: $5,428 (2017)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 1003285379
  • Updated: 5/15/2018
  • Added: 217 day(s) ago


  • Includes: Land Only


  • Number of Rooms: 9
  • Rooms/Areas: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Other, Attic
  • Interior Features: Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, CeilngFan(s), Water Treat System, Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Number of Fireplaces: 1
  • Fireplace(s): Stone, Gas/Propane
  • Appliances: Built-In Range, Oven - Self Cleaning, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Built-In Microwave
  • Flooring: Wood



  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Main Floor Baths: 1
  • Main - Full Baths: 1


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Master Bedroom: Master Bedroom, 20 x 13, Upper 1
  • Master Bedroom 2: Master Bedroom, Unspecified
  • Bedroom 1: Bedroom 1, 18 x 14, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 2: Bedroom 2, 12 x 10, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 3: Bedroom 3, 10 x 12, Upper 1

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: Living Room, 13 x 20, Main
  • Family Room: Family Room, 17 x 20, Lower 1
  • Kitchen: Kitchen - Kitchen - Gas Cooking, Island, Pantry, 12 x 18, Main
  • Dining Room: Dining Room - Fireplace - Other, 13 x 20, Main
  • Laundry: Main Floor, 16 x 7, Main
  • Other Room 1: Other, 28 x 11, Upper 1

Additional Information

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


  • Exterior Features: Sidewalks, Street Lights, Satellite Dish
  • Porch/Patio/Deck: Deck(s), Porch(es)


  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Total Spaces: 2
  • Parking Type: Off Street, Off Street, Detached Garage


  • Area: Muhlenberg Twp (10266)
  • County: Berks
  • Development Name: Hyde Park
  • Subdivision: Hyde Park
  • Cross Streets: Raymond St
  • Driving Directions: 5th St Hwy North. Right at light at Madison Ave. Property on left just before Raymond St.

School Information

  • School District: Muhlenberg
  • High School: Muhlenberg

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Wall Unit
  • Heating Type: Gas, Hot Water, Radiator
  • Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Water Heater: Natural Gas


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Water: Public
  • Utility Description: Cable TV

Structural Information

  • Architectural Info: Farmhouse/National Folk, Traditional
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Construction: Stucco, Stone
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Entrance: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Full, Outside Entrance
  • Foundation: Brick/Mortar
  • Roof: Pitched
  • Walls/Ceilings: 9'+ Ceilings
  • Entry Location: Living Room
  • Stories/Levels: 0
  • Stories Description: Main, Upper 1
  • Square Feet: 2,917
  • Sq. Ft. Source: Estimated
  • Living Area: 2,917 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Above Grnd: 2,567 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Below Grnd: 350 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 1829
  • Year Built Source: Estimated
  • Property Condition: Average+

Additional Structures

  • Other Structures: Shed

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.59
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 25,700
  • Lot Dimensions: IRREG
  • Lot Features: Level, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
  • Zoning: RES
  • Lot Description: Level, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
  • Fencing (Description): Other

Financial Considerations

  • Price Per Sq. Ft.: $101.25
  • Tax w/Assessment: $131,000
  • Tax Amount: $5,428
  • Tax Year: 2017

Disclosures and Reports

  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Inclusions: Refrigerator, Pool Supplies
  • Lot: 4711

Listed by RE/MAX Of Reading, Frank Sabatucci

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School District:Muhlenberg School District
School Name
Ce. Cole Intermediate School
3630 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA 19605
1.2 mi
Muhlenberg Elementary Center
610 Sharp Ave, Laureldale, PA 19605
1.3 mi
Muhlenberg Middle School
801 E Bellevue Ave, Laureldale, PA 19605
1 mi
Muhlenberg High School
400 Sharp Ave, Laureldale, PA 19605
1.3 mi
Disclaimer: School data provided by Pitney Bowes. School attendance boundaries are for reference only. Contact the school directly to verify enrollment eligibility.

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Listed by RE/MAX Of Reading, Frank Sabatucci

229 Madison Avenue, Reading, PA 19605 (MLS# 1003285379) is a Single Family property with 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. 229 Madison Avenue is currently listed for $259,900 and was received on October 20, 2017. Want to learn more about 229 Madison Avenue? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Reading? You can browse all Reading real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.