The Partridge House
Perched above Pottsville lies The Partridge House, America's Oldest Gothic Revival Home. Construction of this home finished in 1829 and has welcomed many guests throughout the years! Meander up the stairs or gravel path to the magnificent solid wood entry doors. A small foyer with marble floor and original ceiling painting welcomes you. Through another set of wood and glass doors, enter into the exquisite main hall with large arched doorways and trim, crystal chandelier, solid wood newel post, paneling, and hardwood floors. The ballroom currently functions as a dining area and has pocket doors, many period windows, intricately carved door fan, crystal chandeliers, and electric fireplace insert. Other rooms on the first floor include the front parlor/lounge with stained glass windows; the library with built in bookcases, curio cabinets, and marble fireplace with electric insert; eat in kitchen; and maid's stairs. Quality, historic construction and architecture continue to the upper floors of the mansion with the banister, wood trim, doors, and hardware. The main suite on the second floor has its own custom bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Three additional bedrooms have their respective baths with jacuzzi tubs on the second floor. Lighting fixtures in the bathrooms are original to the house. All third-floor rooms have unique headspaces because of the roof lines. This floor consists of a suite with private bath, two bedrooms, walk in hall closet, and bath room with laundry area and access via steel stairway to the rear parking area. Surrounding the property are meticulously landscaped grounds that include stone walls, tiered garden beds, brickwork, and trees. The garden area is a spectacular place for parties, get togethers, and has even hosted a number of weddings. Recently, the property has been a bed and breakfast; accommodating as many as 14 guests nightly. In its 190-year life, the mansion has housed many families and is looking for its next one. Buy this piece of history today and live in a land of yesterday.
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