Magnificent home with nearly 6000 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths with ceramic tile and porcelain sinks, economical natural gas heating and hot water with the Hague reverse osmosis water purification system and basement includes sump pump and permanent guaranteed moisture barrier (2020). Kitchen includes handcrafted custom cabinetry with silent self closing drawers, state of the art cooking with four oven AGA cast iron (red) range with warmer and hot plates that will last a lifetime, Subzero refrigerator and Kitchen Aide dishwasher are intergraded with the cabinetry, (hidden) microwave, exotic granite countertops, double Kohler sink with disposal, center island with Kohler prep sink and reverse osmosis water purification system, hand crafted built in breakfast nook, ceramic globe ceiling lamp from the original Moller pipe organ factory. Butlers pantry includes Kohler farm sink with granite counter tops and original custom cabinetry. Many luxury appointments throughout including hand painted walls by world renowned artist, Virginia McLaughlin, original Tiger maple hardwood hanging stairway, original handcrafted leaded glass, disappearing television unit with artwork, original marble and intricate wood mantel carving fireplaces, crown moldings throughout, hardwood floors throughout, French doors, sunroom off second story bedroom, 3 zoned central air conditioning with air purification system, original marble flooring and many original handcrafted built-ins throughout. Exterior amenities include flagstone flooring, invisible pet fence, central alarm system, automatic spotlight, slate style shingle roof (2001), tin roofs over the porch, portico and garage, luxury balconies overlooking the grounds and Koi pond as well as an attached oversized 2 car heated garage. This home meticulously entwines the past with the present. The discerning historic home buyer should look no further. This home will not last, make it yours! If a home had a pedigree, this is the one. Built in the 1920's this exquisite, classic Georgian home was designed by the well-renowned H.E & R.B Yessler architectural firm in York, PA for Hagerstown businessman, Thomas G. Hardinge and family. Designed to house a large family, maid and butler, this home harkens to the charm of days gone by, but modernized for luxury living. Local businessman, Hiram Wantz purchased the home as an investment, later selling the property to Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company (C&P) executive Vinton Hershey, and wife, Emily. You can still see Mr. Hershey's legacy in the multiple phone panels capable of supporting numerous phone lines. Another local businessman, Clifford Springer, purchased the home from the estate of Emily Hershey later selling the property to Christian Wright, President of Wright-Gardner Insurance and wife, Julie. These stewards and their families have ensured that the original beauty and charm Mr. Hardinge envisioned brightened their lives and survived to the present for the next steward to enjoy.
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