In 1884, Henry Houston asked the noted architect G.W. Hewitt to design a “suburban villa”. The result: a splendid Queen Ann residence in the Tulpehocken Station Historic District. Often on house tours and meticulously cared for. Exquisite Victorian detail throughout complimented by 21st century systems including a new 21′ x 16″ eat-in sunlit kitchen, high-efficiency heating and cooling, new bathrooms. All located in a cordial charming Germantown neighborhood graced with history that goes back to 1683, richness of architecture, ease of public transportation, and caring community. House Features: high ceilings, stunning crown moldings, historic high-end wallpaper, oak flooring, 8 fireplaces (2 gas-others not used), extra first floor rooms, spacious bedrooms, 3rd floor private apartment. 1st Floor: Entry Hall; Large living room with exits to both front and side porches, handsome fireplace mantel; Private parlor, often spoken of as the “music room”, with gas fireplace and knock-your-socks-off leaded glass bay window; sunny formal dining room that could seat 12 easily with gas fireplace and pocket doors; butler pantry with walls lined with cabinetry; 2nd pantry/craft room; Huge eat-in kitchen, just 2-3 years old, with abundant cherry cabinets, granite counters, gas cooking, high end energy-efficient appliances and antique wood-burning “closed range” commonly known as a “kitchener” in the 1880’s when this house was built; Laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer and fabulous tin-stamped ceiling, steps down to basement; 14′ x 13′ Sunroom recently added with a wall of convenient, deep storage closet (great for bikes, outside furniture, etc.) and 2 walls of glass that drink up southwestern light. There are exits to the gardens both from the sunroom and the kitchen. 2nd Floor: 3 very large bedrooms with closets and access to two updated bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has door to 2nd floor wrap-around porch. Two of the bedrooms have fireplace mantels. Small room, most recently used as a craft room with its own fireplace mantel. Very large family room (15′ x 30′) with built-in shelving, wainscot. The 3rd floor offers 4 large bedrooms, a large combined dining/kitchen area, 2 bathrooms, and large separate sitting room. This can be a private apartment since it is not only accessed from the main house, but it also has a private staircase with private entrance on the driveway side of the house. Full basement: unfinished for utilties, storage, workshop with bilco door exit to outside. 2 high-efficiency HVAC systems for front and back of the house. 3rd floor also has split systems. Tankless gas on-demand hot water heater. Two separate 100 AMP electric services (1st and 2nd floors together/3rd floor) with circuit breakers. Much of the knob&tube wiring has been replaced. (See property disclosure for more information on systems.) The half-acre property is sumptuously landscaped with broad green lawns, flowering trees and perennials. Off-street parking for at least 6 cars. Showings begin on Thursday, 10/7/21.