Live where Milton S. Hershey lived! This turn of the century home, dubbed "The Queen of Caracas, " is also known as "Green Gables" for its Mediterranean-influenced green-tile roof, which matches the roof of The Hotel Hershey. Having won the Preservation Award of Hershey in 1998, the home has been carefully preserved and renovated to add modern comforts to its historical prestige. Remodels/renovations include a fully finished basement w/game room, remodeled laundry room, full bathroom, & wine cellar, new wrap-around stone patio w/lighting system, new HVAC on 2nd & 3rd floors, new hot water heater, remodeled kitchen & bathrooms on 1st & 3rd floors, new light fixtures & ceiling fans throughout, master bedroom closet upgrade, expanded alarm system, and major landscaping/exterior enhancements. The master suite has its own office, huge walk-in-closet, vintage mosaic-tiled bath w/sunken tub and laundry chute. So much charm in this famous historical home that will catch your eye. Look carefully for the stained & leaded glass, original hardwood, detailed moldings, high ceilings, pocket doors, original chandeliers and crystal doorknobs. Though located in the heart of Hershey, the Queen rests privately on 0.7 acres with its own secret garden that opens up from the opulent sunroom. A private patio and breezeway connects the 2-car detached garage to the home. The majority of this 5 Bed, 4.5 bath, >5500 SF home has been repainted in 2018. Location: 6 min to Hershey Med, 2 min to Hershey elem/middle/high schools, 2 min to library/tennis courts/rec center. Walk to the theatre, restaurants & shopping in downtown Hershey. Truly a masterpiece, the home has a built-in library, gas fireplace, walk-in pantry, and flowing floor plan. The Queen of Caracas is reserved for the connoisseur of historical appreciation and fine taste. Book your dream tour today.More historical information:Hershey lore states that this house, also known as ~Green Gables~ for its Mediterranean-influenced green-tile roof, matching the roof of The Hotel Hershey, was built by Milton Hershey in 1914, for his mother, ~Fanny.~ Although she never inhabited the house, reportedly too opulent for her Mennonite sensibilities, the design reflects Milton Hershey's fascination with European architecture and decorative arts, awakened during his many trips to Europe throughout his life. Perhaps because of its uniquely European aesthetic, Hershey is said to have occupied the house himself during several periods later in his life, retreating from his home at Highpoint, which was filled with memories of his beloved late wife, ~Kitty~. The large decorative brackets and deep eaves support a low-pitched, tiled roof, strongly invoking the Italianate style of architecture popularized in the United States in the late 19th century. Unique interior features such as the stained-glass windows, leaded glass light fixtures, and ornate, inlaid green tile bathtub, show the intimate care and personalized decorative style with which this property was designed. Although many improvements have been made to modernize and expand the usable living space of the house, the historic features have been carefully preserved and maintained, winning the house the 1998 Preservation Award for the city of Hershey. The name of the street, Caracas, originated from Hershey's primary source of cocoa beans in Caracas, Venezula.