"Roslyn" the P.T. Watt Mansion is available for sale!

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Homesale Services Group

"Roslyn"

1035 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

One of my all-time favorite properties was just listed by my colleague, Anne Pyle, of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a historic, Marietta Avenue mansion.  "Roslyn" was built in 1896 by celebrated Lancaster architect, C. Emlen Urban.  Mr. Urban was also the designer of many city properties including, but not limited to, Central Market, the Griest Building, Watt & Shand (the soon-to-be convention center) and the Theological Seminary.  This beautiful home is listed on the Lancaster County Historical Sites Register as a "Significant Level I" site, meaning the property is "exceptional" or of top importance.

This beautiful home was commissioned by Peter T. Watt, co-founder of Watt & Shand.  Mr. Watt presented the property to his wife, Laura, on her birthday.  The property remained owned by members of the Watt family for over 70 years.  The current owners purchased the home in 1974.

Origninally priced at $4,999,999, now reduced to $2,999,999! "Roslyn" is an exquistie 9,320 sq. ft. mansion.  This spectacular home features 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, original stained glass windows and a turret that any princess would dream of.  It is situated on a large, landscaped, corner lot that is over 2 acres and includes a 4 car (+) carriage house complete with a large, 2,000 sq. ft. apartment.  "Roslyn" is a true gem that has been lovingly maintained in all of her original glory.

Please give me a call today to view this beautiful home.  All prospective buyers must be pre-qualified.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the music-note to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Location:
Pennsylvania Lancaster County Lancaster Historic Lancaster homes for sale
Tags:
lancaster city

Comments 15 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the folder to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Anonymous #1
Anonymous
Anonymous

I have always admired this spectacular property!  Thanks for sharing a peek of the interior.  What a classic!

October 14, 2008 04:40 PM
Rainer
13,152
Melissa Brosey
Prudential Homesale Services Group

Jeannie - This property has been a favorite of mine for a long time too!

October 15, 2008 08:15 AM
Rainer
47,983
Jessica Bigger
Realtor - California Coast Real Estate
RE/MAX Humboldt Realty

Gosh Melissa - What a beauty.  I just love all those old homes on the East Coast.  So much history there. 

October 22, 2008 03:46 PM
Rainer
13,152
Melissa Brosey
Prudential Homesale Services Group

Jessica -  "Roslyn" is one of our most spectacular properties.  She's a really special home.  I spent some time in Humboldt County years ago and there are some gorgeous victorian and craftsmen homes out your way too.  Plus you have the redwoods...I really miss those awesome trees.

October 22, 2008 04:12 PM
Anonymous #5
Anonymous
Rita Wiebner

We have lived in Lancaster for almost 10 years, and this is my favorite property in the entire city.  I always love driving by and admiring the spectacular architecture.  I hope it finds some great owners!

December 15, 2008 11:15 PM
Anonymous #6
Anonymous
Andrew

Man, their decor says "I love mauve and I also haven't purchased anything since the 80's"

January 21, 2009 02:38 PM
Anonymous #7
Anonymous
Thomas Maul

Is it still owned by the eshelans?  I was raised in the home directly across the street from the entry gates on President Ave

February 03, 2009 07:54 PM
Anonymous #8
Anonymous
Amy

I too have always loved this house! Now that it is up for sale, I personally think it would make a wonderful bed and breakfast. One that would add to the revitalization of downtown. I picture the house being repainted so that the craftsmanship and grand architecture stands out..... beautiful victorian style gardens that guests could enjoy on a warm summer evening........,weddings being held on the lawn........ events to coincide with first friday....... local artist having there art work and paintings displayed on the walls inside, this and so much more is my wish for that house.  :)

September 27, 2009 04:25 PM
Anonymous #9
Anonymous
Pam Erselius

I think I was actually searching for info. about this home today!  Does it have a stone street entry "post" with the work WATT carved in it?  When I lived in Lancaster I was always intrigued by this place.  Thanks for the photos.

October 22, 2009 07:06 PM
Rainer
13,152
Melissa Brosey
Prudential Homesale Services Group

Amy -  it's funny how often my neighbors and i talk about uses for this property!  it's such a treasure! 

 

Pam - The one and the same.  glad i could share it with you!

October 27, 2009 02:11 PM
Anonymous #11
Anonymous
Logan

I was always very intrigued by this house.  Thanks for sharing a picture of the inside.  It really is just as beautiful as I thought it would be

April 18, 2010 05:20 PM
Anonymous #12
Anonymous
Nicole

What is the status of this property? What would it take legally for someone to turn it into a B&B?

November 02, 2011 04:20 PM
Anonymous #13
Anonymous
Connie Rae Beaston Clark
Thelma Beaston Eshelman passed away this week. She will be missed! Thelma and her husband Lester loved living in this great mansion. Lester still is residing here! This home is beautiful. I always loved visiting
December 18, 2011 07:39 PM
Anonymous #14
Anonymous
Kathleen Gray

I am a neighbor and was saddened to learn of Mrs. Eshelman's passing in December. Today I see a public auction is scheduled for the antiques and personal property in a few weeks. Such a beautiful property! It is a shame to see so many of the furnishings that are probably original to the house being sold.

It is a spectacular property,especially since the landscaping work was done several years ago so that one can see the property to great advantage. I hope someone who loves that property will buy it and cherish it. It is a wonderful landmark!

 

 

April 04, 2012 11:11 AM
Anonymous #15
Anonymous
Stacey S
I just viewed this home yesterday . It needs a tremendous amount of work to bring it to a condition to live in. But the wood work and the stone are truly priceless . The taxes are 34k a year! It is a great home for someone that needs a project! The size lots is great as well.
May 17, 2012 12:02 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the clock to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainer
13,152

Melissa Brosey

Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the key to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: