The Winfield Scott Nearing House

  • $375,000
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59, Wilkes Barre Avenue, Morris Run, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 16912, United States
Featured For Sale
59, Wilkes Barre Avenue, Morris Run, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 16912, United States
  • $375,000

Description

The house has a little over 4200 sq. ft. of living area. Outside it has a spacious wood working shed, a gazebo, and nicely finished koi pond. The home has 4 spacious bedrooms. Has only one full bath, and two half baths. It sits on 10 plus acres of ground, about 4 acres are in grass, and the rest in trees. There are beautiful gardens and stone path which lead to the  gazebo, and numerous other flower beds, all across property. This property was built by Winfield Scott Nearing, while he was head of Morris Run coal company. He lived there for several years, and raised a family. His grandson,Scott Nearing, spent much time gear as a child, later to become a well known author of books about simplistic living. After Nearing’s death, the home was habituated by a series of owners. In 1950, it was purchased by a group of investors and became The Hamilton Club, a private byob supper club. In the early 1970’s, it was acquired by John and Lida Kaiser, and continued in same format until Lisa’s passing in 2017. By then the club had nearly 800 members, operating each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nites. It attracted people from far and wide, mostly known as a clientele of well to do artists, musicians, and the like. I saw the sign on a bicycle trip several years ago, and wondered how a private club could be in such a remote area. I rode up their drive, and was blown away b the beauty of the place. A few years later, while on same ride, I saw a for sale sign. I contacted the agent, and made the purchase. That was in 2018. Since then, I have made it my goal to turn the property into a home again. I scoured all over Pa. and Va. looking for just the right period pieces to do this everything I acquired is high quality period antiques, at quite a cost. A lot of these will stay with property, and will be included in sale price. The hose is very very well maintained. Painted about 5 years ago, and much interior painting and floor refinishing as well. Roof is only 12 years old. This property has provided me the opportunity to trans form The Hamilton Club into a comfortable and unique home. I sure, with the huge kitchen, and spacious rooms, it could also be used for commercial purposes, again. I love the place, but it is time to downsize, as I have been dogged by health problems, and don’t know whether my fiancé and I have it in us for more years of caretaking, especially in summertime, when the outside work is extensive. Am asking $375,000. And feel this is very reasonable for a property this unique.

 

Read more about the history of the Hamilton Club and the steward that has restored it here:

https://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2018/11/hamilton-club-remembered-returned-to-glory-days/

See historic photos of the property here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCZJAgs5Aew

 

Details

Property ID
348772
4
Bedrooms
2.2
Bathrooms
Square Footage
4200
Lot Size
10
Year Built
1865
Updated on June 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm

Address

  • Address 59 Wilkes Barre Avenue
  • City Morris Run
  • State Pennsylvania
  • Country United States

Contact Agent

Raymond Montchal
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