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1041 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601

  • 3 beds
  • 4 baths
  • – sqft
  • 7,405 sqft lot
  • 1910 build

Specialty car collectors dream garage! Nearly 6,100 sf of garage space plus almost 1,000 sf showroom and office! That's just the beginning description of this fabulous property that includes a beautiful 3-bedroom apartment on the second floor! Built in 1910 as a horse drawn trolley depot, it was converted to an Oldsmobile dealership in 1921 when the electric trolleys came to Reading! Currently owner operated as a licensed Penn-DOT auto dealership specializing in classic / vintage European car and part sales. The building has been fully renovated with upgrades and modernization throughout from 2006 - 2008. The list of renovations makes this 100% ready to operate... new roof, all new mechanical including all wiring, plumbing (all copper), new central heat and ac systems in showroom, basement office and apartment, Johnson Controls fire and security system with 3 zones, and security cameras. Natural gas and 3 phase 4 wire electric service with separate metering for the apartment and commercial spaces. Space details: 925 Sf formal showroom and office with zoned heat and ac, historic leaded glass windows and color impregnated concrete tile floor, vintage finish with period ceiling fans and excellent lighting. An upscale full bathroom with a washer and dryer hook-up has access from both the shop and showroom office. The shop is amazing! 39' by 140' with 30' two tier roof, vintage steel frame with 1,152 panes of glass... there is also a 39' by 42' loft, and both entrances are through 10' by 10' front and side overhead doors accessing a fenced gravel side lot and main entrance to the street. Included in the sale is a 1000# JLG high lift for easy access to the loft space and for building maintenance. Below the showroom is a "basement finished" office and storage space of about 950 sf. This space houses the buildings mechanical systems and includes a slop sink and toilet. The 1,500 sf 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment is finished like a New York loft! with high quality and attention to detail that will impress anyone. Surrounded by crown molding, with central ac and gas heat, custom stone façade gas fireplace in living room, custom kitchen with Corian counters and an island that seats six, solid cherry wood cabinets, fully renovated bathrooms with Corian vanity tops and sinks, beautiful original pine flooring in living room and primary bedroom that includes it own full bathroom, energy efficient replacement windows, original stained glass in both bedroom and living room... custom window treatments remain along with all modern kitchen appliances ... 5 burner gas stove, refrigerator, installed microwave, wall mounted TV, full size washer and dryer! All these great features are in the apartment. In addition, there is a large back porch that overlooks the shop / garage and opens to a private rooftop patio that has room for plants, table and chairs for 6 as well as a grill, truly a sanctuary! Wow, is right! The bonus is it’s located in historic downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, less than a 3-hour drive from NYC, Washington DC and State College. If you don’t know Reading, it’s worth the trip! This city is packed with character, offers great and affordable quality of life, is rich in history and is an easy drive to most everything East Coast.. Convenient location: Santander Arena: 5 blocks / 10-minute walk, Hilton Double-tree Hotel: 5 blocks / 10-minute walk, Performing Arts Center: 6 blocks / 12-minute walk, free parking 2 blocks away @ City Park lot. Paid public parking 1 block away @ Court / Penn Street. Located on a well-known city street - Washington Street which is Route 422 Business, only 20 minutes from the PA Turnpike.

Listing courtesy of BRIGHT / Destination Realty LLC

Last checked: Checking… • Last updated Jul 22, 2021 •

MLS# PABK2001964 —

Amenities & Taxes

The Building

Year Built:
1910
Year Built Source:
Assessor
Year Major Reno/Remodel:
2006
New Construction:
No
Construction Materials:
Brick, Combination, Concrete, Copper Plumbing, Masonry
Structure Type:
Other
Architectural Style:
Victorian
Historic:
No
Building Name:
Washington St Garage
Levels:
2
Building Levels:
2
Roof:
Architectural Shingle, Rubber
Main Entrance:
South
Entry Floor Number:
1
Door Features:
Six Panel
Security Features:
Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Exterior Cameras, Fire Detection System, Main Entrance Lock, Security System, Smoke Detector, Surveillance Sys
Accessibility Features:
None
Other Equipment:
See Remarks
Foundation Details:
Stone, Concrete Perimeter, Brick/Mortar
Basement:
Yes
Basement Type:
Heated, Partially Finished, Poured Concrete, Rough Bath Plumb, Workshop
Above Grade Finished Area Units:
Square Feet
Above Grade Fin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Units:
Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units:
Square Feet
Below Grade Fin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Total SQFT Source:
Assessor
Total Below Grade SQFT Source:
Assessor

Interior

Room List:
Primary Bedroom
Flooring Type:
Ceramic Tile, Concrete, Hardwood, Vinyl, Wood
Living Area SQFT Source:
Assessor

Room Dimensions

Living Area SQFT:
0 Sqft

Financial & Terms

Sale Type:
Standard
Acceptable Financing:
Cash, Contract, Conventional, Negotiable
Possession:
0-30 Days CD, 31-60 Days CD, 61-90 Days CD, 90-120 Days CD, Negotiable

Location

Directions:
from Penn St in Reading, head East and take Left onto N 11th St... follow and take Left onto Washington St. Property on Right.
Cross Street:
N 11th St
Latitude:
40.33713000
Longitude:
-75.91659000
Location Type:
Downtown

The Property

Property Type:
Residential
Property Condition:
Excellent
Lot Size Acres:
0.17
Lot Size Source:
Assessor
Lot Size Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00
Lot Dimensions Source:
Estimated
Lot Features:
Additional Lot(s), Interior, Level, SideYard(s), Zero Lot Line
Lot SQFT:
7,405 Sqft
Inclusions:
all kitchen appliances including 5 burner gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, mounted flat screen TV. bedrooms include custom window treatments. 1000# JLG scissor lift.
Exclusions:
owners personal property... all will be cleaned out, broom swept... sorry, no cars included :) !
Other Structures:
Above Grade, Below Grade
Fencing:
Chain Link
View:
City, Street
Zoning:
R3
Zoning Description:
medium density residential with permitted commercial use as approved
Road Frontage Length:
40
Road Surface Type:
Black Top, Concrete
Road Responsibility:
City/County
Soil Types:
Unknown
Water View:
No
Waterfront:
No
Navigable Water:
No
Water Access:
No
Water Oriented:
No
Lot Size Units:
Square Feet
Ground Rent Exists:
No
Riparian Rights:
No
Horse:
No
Land Use Code:
3325
Tidal Water:
No

Listing Agent

Contact info:

Taxes

Tax ID Number:
08-5317-77-00-9983 & 08-5317-77-00-9948
Tax Year:
2021
Tax Lot:
9983
Tax Annual Amount:
$3,952
Tax Assessed Value:
$90,400
Year Assessed:
2021
School Tax
1621.0
County Tax:
692.00
City/Town Tax:
1639.00
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq:
Annually

Beds

Bedrooms:
3
Upper Level Bedrooms:
3
Upper Level 1 Bedrooms:
3

Baths

Bathrooms Total Count:
4
Full Bathrooms:
3
Half Bathrooms:
1
Bathrooms Main Level:
1.00
Full Bathrooms Main Level:
1
Upper Level Full Baths:
2
Lower Level Half Baths:
1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels:
2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level:
2.00
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels:
1
Bathrooms Count Lower Level:
1.00
Bathrooms Full Upper Level:
2
Bathrooms Half Lower Level:
1

The Listing

Buyer's Brokerage Compensation:
2.5%
Buyer Agency Comp Type:
% Of Gross

Heating & Cooling

Cooling Fuel:
Electric
Cooling Type:
Central A/C
Central Air:
Yes
Heating:
Yes
Heating Type:
Forced Air, Heat Pump - Gas BackUp
Heating Fuel:
Natural Gas

Utilities

Utilities:
Cable TV, Electric Available, Natural Gas Available, Phone Connected, Sewer Available, Water Available
Sewer Septic:
Public Sewer
Electric Service:
200+ Amp Service, 3 Phases, Circuit Breakers
Hot Water:
Natural Gas
Water Source
Public
Internet Services:
Broadband, Cable, DSL, Fiber Optic

Schools

Elementary School:
10 Th Penn
Middle School:
Southern
High School:
READING SENIOR
School District Name:
Reading
School District Source:
Listing Agent

The Community

Subdivision Name:
None Available
Senior Community:
No
HOA:
No
Condo/Coop Association:
No
Pool:
No Pool
Association Recreation Fee:
No

Parking

Total Garage and Parking Spaces:
20
Type of Parking:
Attached Garage
Garage:
Yes
Garage Features:
Garage Door Opener, Additional Storage Area
Garage Spaces:
20.00
Parking Features:
Lighted Parking, Private
# of Attached Garage Spaces:
20

Extra Units

Vacation Rental:
No

Schools

Rating Details

Tenth And Penn Elementary School

  • Public
  • K-5
  • 0.2 mi

Reading Intermediate High School

  • Public
  • 9-12
  • 0.2 mi

Reading Senior High School

  • Public
  • 9-12
  • 0.8 mi

Southwest Middle School

  • Public
  • 6-8
  • 0.9 mi

GreatSchools scores are based on a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 is above average.

The school service areas are not definitive and should only be used as guidance. GreatSchools Ratings provided by www.greatschools.org

Flood Risk

This property has minimal flood risk

This property has a . Although flood risks across the country are changing because of the environment, this property is unlikely to flood over the next 30 years.

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Sale history

Date Event Source Price % Change
7/22/21
Listed / Active BRIGHT $609,000

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