Auction ends May 31, 2021
An architectural masterpiece with history and a once in a lifetime purchase opportunity. PROVENANCE: Built in 1895 on the most prestigious corner in Scranton’s elite Green Ridge suburb by Aaron Goldsmith of the infamous Goldsmith Brothers, this unique home boasts a rich history. In 125 years, it’s had just three owners, and it’s evident that each showed this historic treasure the respect it deserves. It’s second owner, the Crass family, one of the three owners of The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. owned the home for 90 years, and the third and current owner has enjoyed the home for nearly three decades. CRAFTSMANSHIP: This home is the epitome of authentic craftsmanship and artistry. With eight working fireplaces (hand carved Louis XIV marble and Louis XIV red marble), oak, walnut and cherry flooring, ornate moldings, eleven chandeliers, twenty-two carat double ducat yellow gold leaf, white gold leaf and rose gold leaf, an awe-inspiring three story quarter-sawn oak staircase, nineteenth century leaded glass and seven elegant stained glass windows, it’s hard to choose what to look at first. Four stories of finished, beautifully appointed space creates nearly 9,000 square feet of lavish living, including a 2,000 square foot master suite complete with a jacuzzi, steam room and skylight. The quality of construction and architectural style contribute to the homes value in the same way an artist’s period and provenance influence the value of its work. LOCATION: Several blocks from President Joe Biden’s childhood home, two blocks from Governor Casey’s home (Senator Bob Casey’s childhood home) and in the neighborhood adjacent to that which Hillary Clinton’s father was born, this masterpiece is emblematic of what makes Scranton the most famous small town in America. There are no alternatives to this one-of-a-kind home in it’s unique location, equidistant (under a two hour drive) to Philadelphia and Manhattan. This nineteenth century elaborate Colonial Revival Mansion effortlessly combines Gilded Age opulence with modern day convenience.
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$ 1,000,000 US Currency
Auctioneer & Licensed Real Estate Broker
Michael DeRosa Exchange, LLC Brokerage PA License # RBR004324
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Updated on June 14, 2021 at 4:22 pm