MLS® ID: PALA159898
1040 BUCHANAN AVENUE
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, 17603 $895,000
This one-of-a-kind School Lane Hills property is a work of art boasting 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, and nearly 5000 square feet of living space. This historic beauty was built in 1929 but has gone through extensive upgrades and improvements while still holding onto its original features and architecture, combining the perfect balance of modern amenities with 1920's charm. The property sits on over a one acre lot with a secluded rear yard highlighted by an outstanding patio, fish pond, orchard, and pristine landscaping. Notice the eye-catching multicolored brick exterior and DaVinci slate and copper roofs. The utilities are upgraded with instant hot water, multiple heating zones, hydronic radiant floor heat in the kitchen, den/study, and pool room, as well as electric radiant floor in the owner suite bathroom. Throughout the interior you will find and appreciate original features and upgrades that replicate the original style and detail from the time period; such as, original Mercer tile flooring, refinished chestnut flooring, open archways, and Tudor lighting. As you enter through the quarter-sawn oak front door and into the double foyer, you will be welcomed with an abundance of natural lighting, spacious rooms, and an open floor plan. The most exceptional area of the property is the custom designed pool room with an indoor Endless Pool and swimming system, set to the backdrop of an awe-inspiring vaulted quarter-sawn oak coffered ceiling with exposed beams, plus access to the spacious patio area. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with custom cabinetry, an oversized center island, granite and quartz countertops, and a Bertazonni dual fuel gas and induction cooktop. The spacious living room is complete with chestnut flooring, gas fireplace, and built-in shelves. Adjoining the family room through retained original steel casement French door is the den/study with exposed brick wall and lots of natural relaxing light. The upper level is home to the spacious owner's suite with private bath and multiple closet spaces for storage. The additional 2 bedrooms offer plenty of room and the 2 full baths with original tile each has its own unique feature and character. An added bonus is a staircase up to the next level which contains another sizeable bedroom and full bath, as well as an oversized 43' x 11' attic space that is excellent for storage and easy to maneuver. The lower level is also an ideal space with a laundry room, half bath, and a workshop area with multiple storage areas. Adding to this already amazing home is a breezeway that leads to the detached 3-car garage. In an excellent location, this property is serene at night and is convenient to downtown Lancaster, Franklin and Marshall College, and Lancaster Country Day. This property is a timeless collection in the School Lane Hills neighborhood and is a hidden gem of Lancaster City history.