Water Views
303 Crystal Rock Road Reading, PA
$ 475,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PABK2000467
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyBERKS
  • CityReading
  • AreaMuhlenberg Twp
  • NeighborhoodSaylor Farm
  • Zip19605
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1850
  • Taxes$ 6069
  • Price$ 475,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage4421
  • Lot Size1.19 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
RE/MAX Of Reading
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

We are proud to offer The Grist Mill & Manor House at Saylor Farm, to the real estate market! This is your opportunity to own a very special and prominent piece of Berks County History. The Grist Mill at Barnhardt's Dam, in Muhlenberg Township, can be found in the Historic Registry, and pre-dates the the construction of the adjacent brick manor house, Circa 1850, and was constructed flawlessly, in two different eras. This home boasts 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with 11' ceilings in the main floor formal living room and solarium, and 9' ceilings in the huge formal dining room, with working wood burning fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, and a working pellet stove insert in the dining room fireplace. The original servants quarters can be private to the rest of the home, with a recently renovated full bath and second stair case down to the spacious country kitchen, with farm style sink and butlers pantry. The main foyer is massive, measuring 32'X8' and 11' high ceilings, with turned main staircase, with wainscoting and a powder room beneath the stair case. There is a private owner's bathroom, and a 3rd family bath on the second floor, serving the remaining bedrooms. One half of the huge attic has been converting into a heated bedroom space, and there is more attic that could be converted if need be. The 3 story, limestone grist mill is in wonderful condition. An owner could certainly use the upper two floors as an art or music studio, home office, or space for a home based business. There was water service to the mill at one time, served by the spring that came off the mountain in the rear, and sewer is currently limited to a concrete holding tank (not being used) and must be connected to nearby public sewer, in order to become fully functional. All of the original milling wheels and mill mechanisms are being stored in the attic area of the mill, and can be seen with plenty of notice. This home would be perfect for a large family or someone with historic or renovation interest. The rear of the property overlooks the township lake and park, and rests at the outlet spillway that used to power the grist mill. Taxes are super low for such an extensive and magnificent property, and the home is just minutes from all major conveniences, and routes leading to Reading, The Lehigh Valley, or beyond. Schedule your showing today!

High School
Muhlenberg High School
Price History
10/14/2021 Listed $499,900
11/11/2021 5% - $475,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Cooktop, Dishwasher, Dryer - Electric, Oven/Range - Electric, Refrigerator, Washer
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Full, Outside Entrance
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Window Unit(s)
County BERKS
Days on Market 102
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Exterior Features Chimney Cap(s), Outbuilding(s)
Flooring Hardwood, Tile/Brick, Luxury Vinyl Tile
Garage Spaces 6.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Hot Water, Radiator
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Ceiling Fan(s), Curved Staircase, Double/Dual Staircase, Kitchen - Country, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Studio, Wainscotting
Levels 2.5
Location Type Suburban
Lot Size Square Feet 51836.00
MLS Area Muhlenberg Twp (10266)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es), Balcony
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 107.44
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Good
Roof Slate, Rubber
School District MUHLENBERG
School District 300200397508
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name SAYLOR FARM
Tax Annual Amount 6069.0
Tax Lot 7401
Tax Year 2021
Total Rooms 10
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Lake, Mountain
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning Description Residential

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4421
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 0.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Fireplace Features Brick, Insert, Other
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water S/W Changeover
Laundry Type Basement
Living Area 4421
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Solarium, Bathroom 3, Additional Bedroom
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 3
Window Features Atrium

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 6
Door Features French
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Basement Garage, Garage - Side Entry, Oversized
Horse Y/N No
Inclusions All appliances, Free Standing Kitchen Hutch, Kitchen Island, Master Bedroom Safe
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Corner, Front Yard, Irregular, Level, Not In Development, Open, Partly Wooded, Rear Yard, Road Frontage, SideYard(s), Sloping, Trees/Wooded
Lot Size Acres 1.19
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Circular Driveway, Crushed Stone, Paved Driveway, Private
Road Responsibility Boro/Township
Road Surface Type Black Top
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 21
Type of Parking Driveway, Detached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Additional Bedroom Upper 2
Bathroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 1
Dining Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail,Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Wood Stove
Kitchen Main Pantry,Kitchen - Eat-in,Kitchen - Country,Island,Flooring - Vinyl,Double Sink,Built-Ins
Living Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Solarium Main


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19605

AVG $390K
AVG $5,446
AVG 31
Year Built
AVG 1962
AVG 34
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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