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Historic Emlen House Could Be Your House!

Filed under Estate Homes on Sep 15,2016 | Tagged in: , , , ,

On the grounds of the former Piszek Estate in Fort Washington is a home with a storied past. Emlen House served as George Washington’s Headquarters prior to the Continental Army’s march to Valley Forge. Cardinal Wojtyla of Poland stopped for a meal here a few years before he became Pope John Paul II. Many other famous figures enjoyed the charm, grandeur and lush landscapes of this home over the years.


Today, it is being painstakingly renovated by Sal Paone Builders, a builder known for fine craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. The three-story mansion includes five bedrooms, five-plus baths, and four fireplaces. A huge kitchen, dining room, great room, solarium/study and mudroom are just off a three-car garage. The specifications to complete the home include very generous allowances – meaning the buyer will have an opportunity to fully customize the interior. Outdoors, the new owner will enjoy a 2.5-acre property that backs up to 35 acres of permanently preserved open space consisting of woodlands and a lovely stream. The Emlen House also sits adjacent to Washington Manor, a new Paone community on the grounds of the Piszek Estate.

Explore the history of the Emlen House (PDF) and view the listing. Then, learn more or schedule a visit, by contacting Vanguard Realty Associates Agent Kathi Colletti.

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