1896 Queen Anne in Sunbury, PA

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1149 Market St, Sunbury, PA 17801

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  • $189,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3598 Sq Ft
  • 0.7 Ac.
Stately Victorian perched gracefully on the hill in Sunbury on a shady double lot-- If you are a fan of beautiful woodwork and old-world detail, this is your home! Pocket doors, high ceilings, spacious rooms, ornate fireplace, gorgeous wood flooring and wainscoting, and so many original details it's like stepping back in time while enjoying modern convenience. Outside you'll find a wrap-around porch, large yard, plenty of parking, sheds, a 2 story garage and ''carriage house'' that can house 5 vehicles. Perfectly suited for a home professional office or anyone who needs a lot of room to entertain. Finished area on 3rd floor provides great bonus space while still leaving plenty of room for storage. Some TLC will return this grand home to its former glory!
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Melissa Laniewski, Bowen Agency Realtors
(570) 743-2165
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10 Comments on 1896 Queen Anne in Sunbury, PA

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  1. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5527 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Lots of pocket doors in this house so that they can be opened up for entertaining. I only see one mantel and an absence of interior fretwork (there may have been some at one time) but there’s lots of natural finished woodwork throughout the house. There’s a few plain colored (Queen Anne style) glass panes. but no monumental stained glass windows that Queen Anne style homes sometimes have. Overall, this looks like a solid late Victorian towered Queen Anne without pretentious details. I like the office/study with the stacking barrister type bookcases that may be built in. Lots of available space for the reasonable asking price. Looks like this house is located in a lovely area of similar historic homes in Sunbury, PA. However, I know very little about the town.

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  2. JimHJimH says: 5377 comments
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    This home was built for Charles B. Witmer (1862-1925), an attorney who had a long career in public service culminating with an appointment as Federal Judge by President Taft in 1911. He was a descendant of Swiss Lutheran farmers that settled in the county before the Revolution. He and wife Mollie Beaver raised 3 children and their son John Adam, a real estate man, later owned the home.
    A minister and his family lived here for many years prior to his passing in 2017.

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  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5527 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Thanks Jim. Therefore, the office was probably Mr. Witmer’s at home law office and study. Not having a lot of fancy Victorian frills makes perfect sense in this context.

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  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    What an oddteresting design.

    Yeah attic shots! Thanks’ agent!

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  5. mountain-lionmountain-lion says: 49 comments
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    1952 Eichler
    CA

    Quite the neighborhood–chockablock with old beautiful houses . Have a look around on street view.

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  6. CandiCandi says: 67 comments
    Richwood, OH

    The bookcases are awesome! Like John stated barrister style bookcases today are so expensive, and the quality just isn’t like it was when this house was built. I always picture attic spaces as a library, with these bookcases I would have to come up with another idea for that bonus space. Even with the colorful carpet, I could see moving right in to this house. Very nice!

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  7. What a grand, beautiful lady this is.
    I hope someone that buys her, keeps the beauty and character in tact.
    Love the photos!

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