Manheim Township home a ‘true local treasure’

Eight-bedroom estate a masterpiece of design on 3.5 acres

They say a man’s home is his castle, but when it comes to this estate on 3.5 wooded acres in Manheim Township, no truer words were spoken.
From the handcrafted solid wood front door to the impeccable Mercer tile within, this castle-like home is not only a masterpiece but a “true local treasure,” says listing agent Anne Lusk of Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.
“The thing that’s so amazing about it is the quality of the construction,” Lusk says. “You don’t have the opportunity to see a home constructed with real stone anymore.”
Recreating such a home would be cost prohibitive in today’s world, she says.
Built in 1920, the 9,346-square-foot home — with its eight bedrooms, six full baths and three half baths — would make anyone feel like a king or queen. While it offers convenient proximity to Lititz Pike, its secluded location makes it feel like a paradise within itself.
Outside, the estate has an elegant circular driveway, multiple stone patios, a fountain, gardens, and paths that meander throughout the wooded property.
Inside, the home seamlessly blends its original craftsmanship with modern amenities.
“The timeless beauty and quality of the home just sings to you,” Lusk says.
The massive kitchen, featuring anything a chef would want, includes an eat-in area, custom cabinetry, large island with breakfast bar, upscale appliances and a fireplace — the perfect spot for family gatherings and informal entertaining.
For more formal events, the home has a stunning dining room with chandelier and plenty of room for a long, elegant table.
The home also features a spacious grand room with fireplace, large bay windows and eclectic Mercer tile. “Mercer tile is quite rare to find in excellent condition,” Lusk says, “and it’s beautiful.”
A second-floor loft area, another seamless addition to the original construction, is perfect for a game room. The finished basement includes a stone fireplace, entertainment center, wine cellar and exercise rooms.
Those who truly want to feel pampered like royalty need look no further than the private, two-story master suite. The upper room features a wooden trey ceiling, fireplace and raised platform for a king-size or larger bed. A wooden staircase leads to the private bath suite below, featuring a sitting room with fireplace, marble flooring and a centralized whirlpool tub surrounded by wooden columns.
The master suite opens to a side porch.
“It is lovely to be able to wake up in the morning and sit outside on this glorious stone patio, sip coffee and listen to birds, and maybe catch a deer scampering on your property,” Lusk says.
The remaining bedrooms also have sitting areas and ample closet space considering the age of the home, she says.
The home also has an office/den with extended desk and built-in shelving and a large second-floor cedar closet.
“Every room is spacious,” Lusk says. “For being in the woods and being stone, the house has excellent natural light.”
It also has an oversized three-car garage, unusual for its era.
“These sellers have been great stewards. They have taken amazing care of the property,” Lusk says. “They have improved it. They have maintained it. It’s ready for the next owner.
“It’s special and it’s unique,” she says. “It’s irreplaceable.”
The property is in the Manheim Township School District and will be shown by appointment to preapproved buyers. Call Anne Lusk at 717-271-9339.
For pricing and additional details, visit www.AnneLusk.com.