Exquisite Colonial Williamsburg Mansion Embodies Grand Craftsmanship

Price: $7,500,000

Location: 373 Craig Road, Greencastle PA 17225

 

At 373 Craig Road in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, one is immediately struck by the uniqueness of this exquisite mansion, how the rare and beautiful Georgian styling reflects and permeates the handmade features. It is the sort of estate everyone dreams about, literally. It possesses intricately detailed aesthetics and exquisitely fashioned amenities built with the love of grand craftsmanship.

373 Craig Road | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

When you think of the essence of timelessness, this home embodies it. This estate was built with warm and classic Colonial Williamsburg architecture using 18th-century reproductions that take you back in space and time to an aristocratic age of finery.

Home tour of 373 Craig Road, from Brad Miller, B&M Digital, LLC on Vimeo

373 Craig Road exhibits a scaled majesty that is measured and meticulously lovely, a pleasure to behold and joyous to exist within. This is a classic estate wielding custom luxury. Located in south central Pennsylvania, this property was built under the direction of the current sellers from the ground up in 1997, taking five years to complete.

Aerial view of property | Image credit: Brad Miller, B&M Digital

Close to major cities like Baltimore and Harrisburg, metropolitan areas like New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C., and five different airports, this home still offers the comforting privacy and seclusion gained from the quaint area of Greencastle.

Aerial view of property | Image credit: Brad Miller, B&M Digital

Viewing the property from a bird’s-eye perspective, you will be struck by the panorama of lush farmland and wooded landscape. Two parcels of land are included with the property, totaling nearly 204 acres.

The main parcel is slightly over 110 acres, containing the main house, garage, two-story equipment barn and pool area. The landscaped grounds are resplendent with more than 150 trees, flowers, plants, herbs, and a fenced-in vegetable garden with fruit trees and vineyard.

Aerial view of property | Image credit: Brad Miller, B&M Digital

The orchard provides fruits such as apples, cherries, peaches, pears and plums. The garden offers fresh foods such as beans, cantaloupe, corn, lettuce, onions, squash and zucchini.

The second parcel has road frontage and includes over 94 acres of prime undeveloped land to stroll about and enjoy nature. You will regularly see plenty of animal life while hiking in the woods, enjoying the bountiful fall weather.

Aerial view of property | Image credit: Brad Miller, B&M Digital

An estate with more than 21,000 square feet of living space such as this can go for over $40 million in the nearby Washington, D.C. area, which makes this property very special at $7.5 million. There are many large-acreage properties on the market, but few like 373 Craig Road, making this an awesome opportunity for a qualified buyer.

When approaching for a viewing down the winding driveway bordered by towering Sycamore trees, you will see an idyllic pond with a center fountain as you pass through a wrought iron entry gate surrounded by greenery and shrubs.

Pond on the property | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

The exterior of this sumptuous palatial estate is composed of handmade red brick and white trim. Four statuesque pillars rest on a landing reached via red brick steps leading to the front entrance, a solid door composed of rich mahogany and Baldwin brass hardware.

The home's entrance | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

Entering, you are presented with a foyer built with dual grand curving staircases leading to opposing upper level wings of the house. Recessed in-ceiling lighting is complimented by hanging brass lantern chandeliers and Virginia Metalcrafter fixtures. The finest long-leaf heart-of-pine wood flooring is adorned by decorative carpets. Arched triptych portals lead to the large sunken living room with high 13-foot ceilings, boasting wood-burning fireplaces on each side of the room, two brass chandeliers, wall-to-ceiling wood moldings, and three sets of French doors built with arched porticos. The first floor also includes family and dining rooms.

Living room | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

Flowing from the living room, the main modern highly-functional gourmet kitchen has white surfaces and walls with beige and oak accents, tile flooring and a brass chandelier. Stainless steel appliances include a Viking eight-burner gas stove, two electric ovens, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer and ice maker. Quartz countertops adorn the surfaces. You will also find two dishwashers, white/light beige Birch cabinetry with antique glass panels and brass knobs.

Kitchen | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

From the first floor, the first enclosed dayroom/breakfast porch area offers gray-stone flooring with a slatted triangular roof fitted with a wrought iron chandelier. The space offers ample room for a dining table and hutch for dishes and accouterments. Walls of windows provide outdoor views from every angle, and a door leads to the outside 25’ x 50’ Anthony & Sylvan heated pool with diving board and concrete deck. The pool area has two pool houses, one with a bathroom and changing area, and the other for pool equipment, a pool pump and a whole-house generator. All amidst a manicured lawn surrounded by voluptuous trees.

Pool | Image credit: Brad Miller, B&M Digital

Take the red brick walkway with smartly cropped hedges back into the main home through French doors. From the connecting room with cream walls and olive trim, you enter a massive old-world style library with rich mahogany-paneled walls, trim, built-in bookcases and a fireplace.

Library | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

To rest, enter the second floor private quarters, featuring the primary suite with wood floors, a walk-in closet, a fireplace, a brass chandelier and a sitting room. The primary bath has heated ceramic tile flooring, a white/beige raised jetted spa whirlpool tub, a marble-enclosed glass door shower, marble countertops and brass Kohler fixtures and accents. The second floor includes a laundry room and four additional en suite bedrooms.

Primary bathroom | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

And these are just a few of the highlights.

There are a total of nine bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, and three additional half-bathrooms in the main level, lower level and pool house.

The third floor has four additional en suite bedrooms, a gathering room, and attic space with wall-to-wall shelving.

Third floor gathering room | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

Some additional features include four five-ton water source geothermal heat pumps. Three highly-producing wells on the property produce 80 gallons of water per minute, producing the geothermal energy to heat the home. The home has 18-inch walls throughout, providing exceptional insulation.

There is even an elevator that takes you from the basement to the third floor! There is every kind of amenity you can imagine.

A star attraction, the finished lower level boasts an 11,000-plus bottle temperature-controlled, perfectly insulated redwood-rack wine cellar with a tasting room. There is a gym, family room and bathroom, utility and equipment room, and second laundry room.

Wine cellar | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

The home also features a four-car garage, along with a second-level apartment with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a full kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator and oven. And of course, a lovely seating area.

“This home was lovingly designed to create warm and inviting spaces while staying true to an 18th-century colonial style with modern living in mind,” said Coldwell Banker listing agent Karen Starr. “As part of the sale, the caretakers who oversee the grounds are staying on staff for one year after the closing to help care for the property under the direction of the new owners. Additionally, if the buyers are interested, some of the furniture can be added to the purchase of the home,” Starr said.

Listed for $7.5M, 373 Craig Road will be one of the most expensive homes sold in Franklin County and the eight counties surrounding it in south central Pennsylvania.

Pool at twilight | Image credit: Gary Noll, 360 Tour Designs of Mason-Dixon

This is a home you can fall in love with, as it emanates warmth and encourages get-togethers with family and friends. While staying true to its 18th-century Colonial Williamsburg styling, 373 Craig Road was custom-built with modern living in mind. There is really no property like it.

373 Craig Road is presented by the Karen Starr Team and Jen Morris, associated with Coldwell Banker Realty in the Greater Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania region.

Karen Starr and Melissa Starr of the Karen Starr Team, Greencastle office
Jen Morris, Chambersburg office

To find out more, or to make an appointment to witness this fantastic property, please contact Karen Starr at 717-689-6192 or karen.starr@cbhomes.com. You can also take a look at the listing at ColdwellBankerHomes.com and ColdwellBankerLuxury.com. 

Written by Breck Hapner

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