Welcome to 251 Frederick Street. Take a step back in time with this beautiful property richly steeped in local history. Originally established in 1891, Mr. Lewis Sell moved into this home that currently boasts over 4600 square feet of finished living space, all above grade. Originally constructed with a brick main level and shingle siding above, finished with a slate roof. At the time the home was state of the art with gas, hot and cold water in the home, and furnace heating. The high end home was said to be One of the most handsome and best arranged homes in our burrough according to the announcement in the Hanover Herald on September 5, 1891 the home was designed by J.A. Dempwolf of York and constructed by the Spangler Brothers. Copies of these documents, along with photos of the original home and the home throughout the construction process have been prepared for the new owners as a reference to this homes grand history and evolution to the show place it is today.
The daughter of Mr. Sell, Blanche Sell Jones and her husband M.C. Jones inherited the home. Their son, Mr. Phillip Jones grew up in the home and owned The Hanover Made Furniture factory as well as The Gettysburg Times and were friends of the former President of the United States Ike Eisenhower and his wife Mami, and their children were also playmates. After the Jones tenure as stewards of this home, the Charnocks, executive at Hanover Shoe, took ownership of the property for approximately 8 years. After their brief stay the property was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Warehime founders of Hanover Brand Vegetables. J. William Warehime who is locally known and revered for his generosity to the community and contributions to the preservation of the well-known historical properties such as the Warehime Myers Mansion, The bell tower in Myers Arboretum park inherited the home and sold it to its current owner.
Fully and lovingly restored this castle of a home has so much to offer in addition to its local history. The property has a detached garage that is large enough for at least two cars and depending on size possibly more. The detached garage is finished to match the main house and blends in perfectly. Additional space on the second floor allows for storage or potential area that could become finished living space. The front porch is welcoming to owners and guests and provides a perfect place to sit and enjoy watching the activity of main street America. The home was originally built with a wrap-around porch. Over the years the porch was enclosed in sections to add to the living space but still preserving the Victorian appeal of the home. Once inside you will find the refinished floors and wood work that are original and true to the character of the home. To the right is a front parlor and to the left a light filled atrium room. As you make your way back through the main level there is a second family room which can be secluded with its dual pocket doors, as well as two separate dining rooms, one for larger gatherings and one typically used for daily meals. The exquisite woodwork shelving pieces are original pieces taken from the local Smith Drug Store and Soda Shop when the building was taken apart some time ago. The pieces have become a natural fit to the architecture of this estate. From the family room there is a conservatory room tucked away, making it the perfect place to set aside from the living area for your favorite hobbies or interests. The kitchen has also been renovated with the old wood soda shop shelving as open cabinetry and has extra deep solid surface counters to make the chef in anyone come alive to create culinary master pieces. From the kitchen there is a large walk in Butlers pantry with plenty of room to store all of your kitchen gadgetry. The walk through breakfast nook to the rear of the home is bright and welcoming for a cup of coffee in the morning or a place to greet guests from the back entrance. The enclosed screened in side porch is a favorite place for dining and relaxing, enjoying the beauty of the lush, mature landscaping.
On the upper level you will find there are four large bedrooms, with three full baths, all having been updated and still in keeping with the age and style of the home. A spacious laundry room that will allow for folding, ironing, storing away supplies and keeping your household running smoothly. There is also a rear stair that leads down to the exterior side entry of the home. The upper attic level is also finished and according to historical accounts of Mr. Phil Jones who grew up in this home, was his playroom years ago. This space has a front bedroom, center pass through room that could be used as a recreational or den space and a third room to the rear that was used as a sewing / hobby room. The lower level cellar is as is to be expected in most historical properties, a great space for storage, with partially concreted floor in the rear and center of the home and a dirt floor to the front of the house.
You will be amazed at the amount of detail and love this home was built and rebuilt with over the years. Anyone passionate for older homes will know that this is a move in and enjoy show place for years to come.
- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 Garages
- 4,640 sq. ft.
For more information, contact:
Real Estate Teams, LLC