246 E CARACAS AVENUE Hershey, PA 17033

$1,099,000
246 E CARACAS AVENUE, Hershey, PA 17033
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1000140832

Single Family Home for sale in Hershey, PA

for $1,099,000 with 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths, 1 half bath. This 5,616 square foot home was built in 1910 on a lot size of 0.76 Acre(s).

Property Information

  • $1,099,000
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
  • Single Family
  • 5,616 Square Feet
  • Taxes are $14,959
  • Traditional
  • Active
  • Lot size of 0.76 Acre(s)
  • Built in 1910
  • Hershey, PA
  • Dauphin County
  • MLS/Web ID is 1000140832

Description

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.

Room Information

  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom (13 X 13)
  • Bedroom (15 X 13)
  • Bedroom (15 X 13)
  • Bedroom (17 X 13)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Den (13 X 21)
  • Dining Room (14 X 12)
  • Family Room
  • Foyer
  • Game Room
  • Half Bathroom
  • Kitchen (Eat-In) (14 X 12)
  • Laundry Room (17 X 18)
  • Library
  • Living Room
  • Master Bathroom
  • Master Bedroom (17 X 13)
  • Other
  • Other
  • Sitting Room
  • Utility Room

Interior 12

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer – Front loading
  • Dryer In Unit
  • Gas Oven/Range
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System / Alarm
  • Smoke Detector
  • Washer - Front loading
  • Washer In Unit

Basement

  • Basement
  • Cellar
  • Finished
  • Full Basement
  • Improved
  • Laundry in Basement
  • Radon Remediation System
  • Walk-Out
  • Walkout Stairs

Building Amenities

  • Laundry
  • Private Storage

Cooling System

  • Central Air
  • Electric Cooling

Fireplace

  • Fireplace(s)
  • Gas/Propane Fireplace

Flooring

  • Carpet(s)
  • Ceramic Tile Flooring
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Partial Carpet
  • Wood Floors

Heating Source

  • Electric
  • Natural Gas

Heating System

  • Baseboard
  • Hot Water
  • Hot Water Heater: Gas

Interior

  • 9' + Ceilings
  • Bar
  • Built-in Features
  • Cedar Closet(s)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Crown Molding
  • Kitchen Island
  • Laundry Chute
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Sauna
  • Wet Bar
  • Window Treatments

Room Features

  • Breakfast Area / Nook
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Countertops: Upgraded
  • Dining Area
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Master Bath
  • Stain / Lead Glass Windows

Sewer

  • Public Sewer
  • Sewer

Water Source

  • Public Water

Exterior 8

Construction

  • Frame

Driveway

  • Paved Driveway

Exterior

  • Flood Lights
  • Other
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Patio
  • Wood Frame Windows

Garage

  • 2 Car
  • Garage(s)

Land Improvements

  • Sidewalks
  • Street Lights

Lot Description

  • Landscaping
  • Level/Flat

Road Frontage

  • Boro/Township
  • Paved

Roof

  • Tile

Miscellaneous 4

Location

  • Downtown

Other

  • Breezeway

Utilities

  • Cable TV Available
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Phone Line Available
  • Water

View

  • Garden View
  • Street
  • Wooded

† Excluded Feature

Neighborhood & Schools

School District: DERRY TOWNSHIP
Elementary School: HERSHEY PRIMARY
Middle School: HERSHEY
High School: HERSHEY

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Listed By

Broker: KELLER WILLIAMS OF CENTRAL PA EAST

246 E CARACAS AVENUE, Hershey, PA, 17033 is a Single Family Home for sale at $1,099,000 with 5,616 sqft and a lot size of 0.76 Acre(s). 246 E CARACAS AVENUE has 5 bedrooms, 4.1 baths, and was built in 1910. The property's zip code is 17033 which is in Hershey, PA

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Market Pricing

Average % of sale price Median % of sale price
All listings in Hershey $403,498 63 % below $325,450 70 % below
Single family listings in Hershey $438,438 60 % below $344,450 69 % below
Sold listings in Hershey $182,850 83 % below $182,850 83 % below

Get the facts about Hershey, PA!

Population 14,113
Population Growth (since 2000) 13 %
Median Income $55,470
Median Age 34.73
Households w/ Children 22 %

Residential Dwellings

  • Owned 2921
  • Vacant 369
  • Rented 2563

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