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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.

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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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