When Suzanne Hulton bought this Italianate-style Victorian 22 years ago, the decorator knew it would be the absolute advertise for her style.
Built in 1879, the five-bedroom, 2½-bath abode in Butler had been alone hardly adapted from the time it was built. Mrs. Hulton and her backward bedmate William proceeded to ample 236 E. Pearl St. with the Victorian wallcoverings, acrylic colors and antiques that they both loved.
Now, she has absitively to abbreviate and has listed the acreage for auction for $265,900 (MLS No. 1318993) with Charles Schmitzer III of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (www.howardhanna.com or 724-282-7903 ext. 215). It is accessible by appointment.
The red-brick home on a bend lot appearance its aboriginal window hoods, corbels and added trim. A hitching column is a admonition that already aloft a time, horses and buggies pulled up to this home. Even the agriculture is old.
“There are actual old rhododendrons and several pin oak and maple copse that accept been actuality apparently as continued as the house,” Mrs. Hulton said. “We added rosebushes forth the advanced coffer and there is an breadth of complete lilacs in white, lavender and purple.”
A ample third-floor accommodation has its own kitchen, dining room, bedchamber and a agriculturalist who is a longtime tenant.
“We alarm her ancillary of the backyard the abstruse garden. It is abounding with perennials and beginning shrubs.”
The advanced balustrade has a balustrade beat and leads to walnut bifold access doors. Inside, the 23-by-7-foot access has Lincrusta bank coverings beneath the armchair rail. Overhead, a 12-inch alpine peacock frieze stands out adjoin affluent dejected walls, abreast the 11-foot ceiling. Old oil paintings in gilded frames and aged rugs on aboriginal balk floors allege of addition era.
Two parlors crabbed the access admeasurement 19 by 17 anxiety and 12 by 11 feet. Both accept alive abridged doors. The beyond of the two is referred to as the Blush Parlor.
“There was a ample adorning absolute rug that was there aback we bought the house. It is actual large, so we went with it,” Mrs. Hulton said, abacus that it will break with the home.
The allowance has a Mission-style gas broiler that the buyer believes was added in the aboriginal 1900s. A baby clear chandelier illuminates aged basement and furnishings. Most of the house’s appliance will be awash separately. Across the hall, the blooming parlor has custom drapes, a marble broiler and an angled bay window.
The 20-by-11-foot dining allowance appearance bittersweet and gold wallpaper and a carved, columned broiler mantel with a congenital mirror and red-tile surround. There is additionally a congenital ceramics closet and clear chandelier that was a bells allowance to the Hultons.
The 21-by-12-foot kitchen is continued and narrow, she said, because it was utilitarian, not the acquisition abode that kitchens are today. Mrs. Hulton afresh removed Schumacher wallpaper and corrective the walls white to bout the cabinets and coat adverse tops. She additionally had a wide-plank Pergo attic installed.
The first-floor crumb allowance had blush accessories aback they confused in. Now it has a white basement bore and marble floor.
The four bedrooms on the additional attic accept 9-foot ceilings and balk floors. The 23-by-15-foot adept has a adorning broiler and baby chaplet chandelier.
“That one matches the dining allowance and was additionally a gift. There is a third in the parlor,” Mrs. Hulton said.
The owners fabricated some changes in the bathroom.
“It has a bend tub that has been in there for apparently 80 years. We pulled up the vinyl attic and installed bowl tile, a basement bore and new toilet. It has Monet waterlily wallpaper.”
Two added bedrooms admeasurement 14 by 13 anxiety and are served by addition bathroom. “We kept the aboriginal hexagon asphalt on the attic and the aboriginal cast-iron tub. We redid the battery central and installed bowl asphalt and added a new basement sink.”
The house’s two furnaces were replaced seven years ago and the roof four years ago. All of the accessories in the third-floor accommodation were afresh replaced. Mr. Schmitzer is accomplishing a achievability abstraction to see if a two-car barn and driveway can be added in back.
The anniversary taxes on this Butler County acreage are $4,770 (www.co.butler.pa.us/property-and-revenue-assessment). Over the aftermost six years, two backdrop accept awash in the 200 block of East Pearl Artery for $176,500 in January 2013 and $180,000 in September 2012 (www.realstats.net).
Surrounding streets are lined with added admirable houses, Mrs. Hulton said. “A accumulation of bodies are alive on authoritative my artery and others a appointed celebrated district. This is a admirable breadth of big old celebrated homes.”
Rosa Colucci: [email protected]
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