Manheim Township estate a masterpiece of design

Castle-like home blends original craftsmanship with modern amenities

If you’ve ever dreamed of living like royalty, you don’t have to travel across the pond to make your dreams come true. Your castle awaits much closer to home, on 3.5 wooded acres in Manheim Township.
From the handcrafted solid wood front door to the impeccable Mercer tile within, this majestic stone home is a “true local treasure,” says listing agent Anne Lusk of Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.
Built in 1920, the 15,370-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 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.
The home also has an office/den with extended desk and built-in shelving and a large second-floor cedar closet.
It also has an oversized three-car garage, unusual for its era.
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.
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