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Location: Newtown, Pennsylvania
An exquisitely preserved brick Victorian known as the Henry M. Pownall House is on the market in Newtown, Pennsylvania, just west of Trenton, New Jersey, and 30 miles outside of Philadelphia. The 3,309-square-foot residence was completed in 1879 by Pownall, who was a harness maker and a prominent member of the community, and whose story is a special part of Newtown Borough history, according to the listing.
The home stayed in the Pownall family until 2000, when it underwent an extensive renovation that preserved original details while updating the electric, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and adding a new roof. Beginning with its intricate front porch with decorative wood trim, the house showcases gorgeous period details like a milled staircase, original millwork, molding, plaster work including ceiling medallions, parquet floors, and so much more.
A formal front parlor with tall windows and a fireplace leads to a second parlor with bay windows and separated by pocket doors. Beyond that is a formal dining room where an original fireplace was converted into an Arts and Crafts-style cabinet. The sunny kitchen has been enlarged and features French doors that open onto the garden.
As for the private quarters, they are located on the upper levels and include a master suite, three additional, then another two on the third floor, plus a bonus room currently in use as a dressing room. There is a total of two full baths and a partial.
Rounding out the property is a two-story brick carriage house with a three-car garage, workshop, and a garden room. Located at 1090 E. Washington Avenue, it’s offered at $875,000. Take a look.