28 W South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Supplements: floor 5 room apartment. Described at the time of its construction as possessing "one of the prettiest and most tasteful interiors in town," the interior has been restored to its original glory. The quarter sawn oak floors with amazing pattern work, and the elaborate crown moldings, a symbol of opulence, have been professionally restored to original. The Welles Mansion has been touted as one of the most intact homes that will ever be available. The mosaic fireplaces, original gas/electric chandeliers and sconces, built-in bookshelves, and original claw foot tubs and vanities are extraordinary. This historic property may be the crown jewel of investment property or idyllic residential living. Or both. The buyer will appreciate their many opportunities and options. If desired, the buyer may take advantage of the commercial zoning variance currently in place on a portion of the main level of the mansion. Unique features include an abundance of natural light, large private suites with magnificent fireplaces, double pocket doors, a separate side entrance, and off-street parking for clients. The space is ideal for the legal, finance, IT, marketing, or healthcare professional who enjoys a venue that inspires and showcases craft and credibility. Exiting the rear portico of the main house, you'll find the 100+ year old peony garden in a symphony of colors, cooled by a large shade tree, leading to the carriage house and former chauffeur's quarters above. The additional income generated from the Carriage House, with its own architectural and historical features, and made ideal for contemporary living, is a highly desirable, quiet, safe rental in a college town just 100 yards away from the university's public safety center. For the car enthusiast, you may wish to rent the apartment upstairs, and create the ultimate garage workshop and display your car collection in the climate-controlled garage below. And have a place for everyone to hang out. Or you may want to keep the whole thing for yourself, with room for family, friends or short-term stays. Could the Welles Mansion be your very own history in the making?