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1041 Washington Street Reading, PA
$ 618,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PABK363180
  • TypeCommercial
  • CountyBERKS
  • CityReading
  • AreaReading City
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip19601
  • StyleAuto Related,Parking Lot,Warehouse,,Health Club,Pr
  • Year Built1910
  • Taxes$ 3952
  • Price$ 618,000
  • Bedrooms0
  • Full Bathrooms0
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage8650
  • Lot Size7,405 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Destination Realty LLC
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Specialty car collectors dream garage! Nearly 6,100 sf of garage space plus almost 1,000 sf showroom and office! That's just the beginning description of this fabulous property that includes a beautiful 3-bedroom apartment on the second floor! Built in 1910 as a horse drawn trolley depot, it was converted to an Oldsmobile dealership in 1921 when the electric trolleys came to Reading! Currently owner operated as a licensed Penn-DOT auto dealership specializing in classic / vintage European car and part sales. The building has been fully renovated with upgrades and modernization throughout from 2006 - 2008. The list of renovations makes this 100% ready to operate... new roof, all new mechanical including all wiring, plumbing (all copper), new central heat and ac systems in showroom, basement office and apartment, Johnson Controls fire and security system with 3 zones, and security cameras. Natural gas and 3 phase 4 wire electric service with separate metering for the apartment and commercial spaces. Space details: 925 Sf formal showroom and office with zoned heat and ac, historic leaded glass windows and color impregnated concrete tile floor, vintage finish with period ceiling fans and excellent lighting. An upscale full bathroom with a washer and dryer hook-up has access from both the shop and showroom office. The shop is amazing! 39' by 140' with 30' two tier roof, vintage steel frame with 1,152 panes of glass... there is also a 39' by 42' loft, and both entrances are through 10' by 10' front and side overhead doors accessing a fenced gravel side lot and main entrance to the street. Included in the sale is a 1000# JLG high lift for easy access to the loft space and for building maintenance. Below the showroom is a "basement finished" office and storage space of about 950 sf. This space houses the buildings mechanical systems and includes a slop sink and toilet. The 1,500 sf 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment is finished like a New York loft! with high quality and attention to detail that will impress anyone. Surrounded by crown molding, with central ac and gas heat, custom stone façade gas fireplace in living room, custom kitchen with Corian counters and an island that seats six, solid cherry wood cabinets, fully renovated bathrooms with Corian vanity tops and sinks, beautiful original pine flooring in living room and primary bedroom that includes it own full bathroom, energy efficient replacement windows, original stained glass in both bedroom and living room... custom window treatments remain along with all modern kitchen appliances ... 5 burner gas stove, refrigerator, installed microwave, wall mounted TV, full size washer and dryer! All these great features are in the apartment. In addition, there is a large back porch that overlooks the shop / garage and opens to a private rooftop patio! Wow, is right! the bonus is it’s located in historic downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, less than a 3-hour drive from NYC, Washington DC and State College. If you don’t know Reading, it’s worth the trip! This city is packed with character, offers great and affordable quality of life, is rich in history and an easy drive to most everything East Coast.. Convenient location: Santander Arena: 5 blocks / 10-minute walk, Hilton Double-tree Hotel: 5 blocks / 10-minute walk, Performing Arts Center: 6 blocks / 12-minute walk, free parking 2 blocks away @ City Park lot. Paid public parking 1 block away @ Court / Penn Street. Located on a well-known city street - Washington Street is Route 422 Business, only 20 minutes from the PA Turnpike.

Price History
9/3/2020 Listed $618,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Contract, Conventional, Negotiable
Accessibility None
Avg. Electric Per Month 218.0
Business Type Auto Related, Parking Lot, Warehouse, Other, Health Club, Professional, Restaurant/Bar, Storage, Parking Garage, Other/General Retail
Construction Materials Brick, Combination, Concrete, Copper Plumbing, Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
County BERKS
Days on Market 285
Electric 200+ Amp Service, 3 Phases, Circuit Breakers
Electric Expense 2616.00
Exclusions owners personal property... all will be cleaned out, broom swept... sorry, no cars included :) !
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Concrete, Hardwood, Vinyl, Wood
Heating Forced Air, Heat Pump - Gas BackUp
Historic Y/N No
Location Type Downtown
MLS Area Reading City (10201)
Municipality READING CITY
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Fenced, Lighted Parking, Private
Possession 0-30 Days CD, 31-60 Days CD, 61-90 Days CD, 90-120 Days CD, Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 71.45
Property SubType Special Purpose
Property Type Commercial Sale
Property Use Owner User
PropertyCondition Excellent
Roof Architectural Shingle, Rubber
Security Features Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Exterior Cameras, Fire Detection System, Main Entrance Lock, Security System, Smoke Detector, Surveillance Sys
Sewer Public Sewer
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 3952.0
Tax Lot 9983
Tax Year 2021
Topography Level city lot
Total Units 2
Trash Expense 276.12
Utilities Cable TV, Electric Available, Natural Gas Available, Phone Connected, Sewer Available, Water Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View City, Street
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R3
Zoning Description medium density residential with permitted commercial use as approved

Interior Features

Central Air Y/N Yes
Clear Span Ceiling Height Over 24'
Entry Level 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Total Restrooms 3

Exterior Features

Building Area Total 8650.00
Car Parking Spaces 20
Door Features Six Panel
Fencing Y/n Yes
Foundation Details Stone, Concrete Perimeter, Brick/Mortar
Inclusions all kitchen appliances including 5 burner gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, mounted flat screen TV. bedrooms include custom window treatments. 1000# JLG scissor lift.
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Additional Lot(s), Interior, Level, SideYard(s), Zero Lot Line
Lot Size Acres 0.17
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 7405.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Road Frontage Length 40
Road Surface Type Black Top, Concrete
Roadresponsibility City/County
Soil Types Unknown
Topography Description Level city lot
Total Parking Spaces 20
Type of Parking On Street, Private Garage, Parking Lot
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • 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 Commercial Average in 19601

AVG $340K
AVG $5,007
AVG 71
Year Built
AVG 1900
AVG 82
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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