Wheatland Avenue home designed for entertaining

7 bedrooms, spacious kitchen, versatile carriage house, saltwater pool and more

Some homes are special because of their architectural details, others because of their location and still others because they are a perfect fit for the needs of their homeowners.
The truly special homes check all of those boxes.
Such is the case with the 2.5-story Tudor-style home currently for sale at 1056 Wheatland Ave. Listing agent for the property is Anne Lusk of Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.
From the stone front entry with arched doorway and windows to the hardwood floors with decorative inlay to the diamond-pattern window grilles, there’s plenty to love in the details of this 105-year-old home.
There’s plenty to love about the location, too. While the home is just minutes from downtown Lancaster, it offers quiet seclusion on just over half an acre. Beyond a flagstone walk and mahogany door sits a fenced-in backyard oasis that includes an in-ground heated saltwater pool, a bar/snack area and an Old World-style stone turret housing a convenient bathroom.
And for those who have a big family or simply enjoy entertaining friends, this home is a perfect fit. At 3,441 square feet, it is hardly overwhelming in size. But with seven bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, the property offers ample room for guests in the main house and multiple spaces for gathering both indoors and out.
Built in 1912 by the Hager family, the home was one of the first in Lancaster’s Woodlawn neighborhood. It has undergone numerous changes over the years, some of the most significant under the ownership of Chad Taylor, of the band Live, and his wife, Lisa.
The Taylors added the pool, spa and pool tower, outdoor kitchen area, a stone fence and gardens. They also added a carriage house that complements the exterior of the main house architecturally, but features a more modern interior.
The carriage house has parking space for three cars and a spacious second floor with a full bath and two seating areas that enjoy plenty of natural light from skylights and a large circular window. The space is ideal for informal gatherings or for kids to hang out with their friends after a day of swimming.
Over the years, there have been many upgrades to the main home as well, including an expanded and renovated kitchen featuring Manny Beiler cabinetry, a large island with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator, a butler’s pantry and tile floor with radiant heat.
A covered back porch spanning the width of the house also was added, creating additional space to entertain and enjoy the backyard beauty.
Other features of the home include a formal dining room, an open living room and family room area, and a foyer with elevated sitting area. Among the seven bedrooms is a master suite with checkerboard tile floor, corner wood-burning fireplace (one of three in the home), wall-to-wall built-in cabinetry and a private bath with tile shower.
Located within the School District of Lancaster, the home is priced at $895,000. It will be shown by appointment to preapproved buyers. Call 717-291-9101 or email aluskhomes@gmail.com.
For additional details, visit www.luskandassociates.com.
Directions from Lancaster: From Columbia Avenue/Route 462, turn right on North President Avenue, then right on Wheatland Avenue. Home is on the right.