This magnificent stone home is the Crown Jewel of Harrisburg's ever-popular "Academy Manor" neighborhood. Designed by renowned Architect M. Edwin Green and built by Richard Lawrie, Jr. in 1930, this home is a rare, local example of French Norman Architecture. Still known to many as "The Symphony House" as it was brought back to life as the Harrisburg Symphony Society's Designer Showhouse Home in 2000. The massive squared and dressed stone, which is as much as 24" deep is believed to have come from the old Harrisburg subway tunnel, the mansard roof is Pennsylvania Slate tile. Inside you will find all the features you would expect to find in a home of this grandeur - 9' ceilings on the 1st and 2nd floors, arched doorways, large windows with deep windowsills, crown moldings, panel moldings, chair rails, original built-ins and handsome wood floors with deep baseboards. The tiled vestibule opens to a generous foyer. To the right of the entrance is a quaint Phone Room! There are numerous windows in the bright Eastern-facing living room with a gas fireplace and built-ins. The gracious formal dining room is adjacent to the custom kitchen complete with a work island with breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, delightful Breakfast Nook with window seat and built ins. There is also a wonderful Southern facing room with a wall of windows, currently used as an office. A wide staircase with wrought iron railings ascends to the 2nd floor which features 4 Bedrooms and 2 full Baths. The Owner's Suite features a covered west-facing balcony offering breathtaking views of the Susquehanna River. The en-suite tiled bath boasts a jetted shower. Bedroom #2 has a walk-in closet with linen storage. Bedrooms #3 and #4 share a Jack and Jill Bath. A cozy reading nook completes the 2nd floor. Dormers on the 3rd floor offer lots of natural light for the 5th bedroom with walk-in closet and period full bath. A walk up attic offers abundant storage space. The partially finished lower level has been waterproofed and offers a sunken Recreation Room with large windows, a tray ceiling with recessed lighting, a gas fireplace and adds approximately 400 square feet of additional living space. The wine cabinet in the lower level also conveys. The detached 2-car garage replicates the quality and detail of the home. The distinctive style and grandeur of the interior flows to the outside boasting two patios, one with a covered pergola and two-tiered gardens and koi pond. Meticulously maintained inside and out, this home boasts dual efficient gas heating and dual cooling units, replacement windows, and so much more! Come prepared to fall in Love! (Agents -- see agent remarks)
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