The exterior listing photos might make this property look like a private, wintry retreat. But inside, it is closer to the wood-paneled, 70s utopia Dharma Initiative. Built in 1978, the rambling estate has room for plenty of beds, includes its own greenhouse, a huge-walk-in closet and an indoor pool. The home even has two backup generators. And since the estate is situated on 41 acres of preserved land, you really don’t need much more to feel like you’re on your very own episode of Lost.
While many parts of the home still look like they have not been refinished in a few decades, the kitchen has been recently updated to include Corian countertops, a Subzero refrigerator and imported elm cabinetry. The two-floor master suite takes up an entire private wing and has also been recently added to the home. It includes a bath with Jacuzzi tub and two oversized walk-in closets. The ground level of the home features an in-law suite with a full bath.
Just off the in-law/guest suite is the home’s greenhouse. Adjacent to that, the heated indoor pool comes with a 1,200 square foot solarium with open-beamed ceilings and skylights as well as its own private changing area and a separate hot tub. Outside there are multiple finished patios.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 4,829
5020 Oley Turnpike Rd., Reading, PA
Listing: 5020 Oley Turnpike Road, Reading, PA 19606