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Listing No. 2740

1888 Victorian: Queen Anne
Birdsboro, PA

Historic Brooke Mansion

Details of Historic Brooke Mansion

Uses: Bed & Breakfast, Offices, Restaurant, Private Residence: Per Zoning Variance 1985 & 1987 see municipal variance Disclosures

-included in the newly published The Queen Anne House: America's Victorian Vernacular by Radek Kurzaj and Janet Foster. Mr. Kurzaj is a noted architectural photographer and Janet Foster is Assistant Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. She selected Brooke Mansion as 1 of 21 noted American homes in the Queen Anne tradition.

-chosen by the editors of Architectural Digest for inclusion in its prestigious Editors

-described as the most stunning of Furness's 1880's private homes in Frank Furness: The Complete Works, by George E. Thomas, Michael J. Lewis, and Jeffrey A. Cohen

Frank Furness is noted as one of the top ten architects by the American Institute of Architects. He initiated a lasting lineage of architects in America. His student, Louis Sullivan, pioneered the skyscraper, and Sullivan in turn, nurtured Frank Lloyd Wright. Furness's legacy also influenced Louis I. Kahn, Philadelphia's greatest 20th-century architect.
Bedrooms: 16
Full Bath(s): 8
Half Bath(s): 2

Heated Sq. Ft.: 13,677
Stories: 3

Acres: 3.000

Seller Contact Information

Marci or Peter Xenias, OWNERS
Or 1-717-399-3888
Or 717-399-7995

Peter Or Marci Xenias

Phone: 717-399-3888
Mobile: 717-399-7995
Fax: 717-394-8769


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  • Dining room
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Pocket Doors
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Turret
  • Wrap Around Porch

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