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In Pennsylvania, an American Colonial-Inspired Home Asks $7.5 Million

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An American colonial-inspired southern Pennsylvania home is listed for $7.5 million, which could set a local record, according to Calen Starr, a listing agent at Caldwell Banker Realty. It is said that there is

The nine-bedroom, 21,000-square-foot home is located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles north of Hagerstown, Maryland, and about 65 miles southwest of Harrisburg, Starr said. The most expensive publicly recorded home sale in Franklin County was in 2008 for about $3.9 million, she said.

Henry and Janet Guariello purchased approximately 200 acres of land in 1996 for approximately $870,000. He spent about $5.5 million to build the principal home where he entertained his family of six children and hosted weddings and reunions. in the agricultural business.

The house’s American Colonial design elements include a symmetrical brick exterior, dormer windows, and decorative columns around the front door. He said he fell in love with colonial architecture when it took him to the historic district of Williamsburg, Virginia. Since then, he and his family have made several trips to tourist destinations, he said.

Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Guarriello said he was influenced by the historic area when building the house.


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Inside, you’ll find replica 18th-century brass fixtures, antique longleaf pine heart floors, and custom mahogany doors. Facilities include an elevator, a library and a wine cellar with about 11,000 bottles, Guarriello said. Their favorite room is his room, a large dining room lit by two candle chandeliers.

The extensive grounds include a playground, a fenced vegetable garden with fruit trees and a small vineyard, three ponds and a pool. There is also a guest apartment above the 4-car garage.

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Nearly 200 acres include an 11,000-bottle wine cellar, pool, and solarium. From above: Brad Miller/B&M Digital; Gary Noll/360 Tour Designs/Mason-Dixon (3)

In 1966, Mr. Guarriello co-founded Nursery Supplies, Inc., a manufacturer of plastic nursery containers. He sold the company and is now investing in agricultural products and real estate, he said.The Guarriellos are selling because he has been married for 58 years and is moving to Florida, he said.

In Franklin County, the MLS has sold five homes for $1 million or more in the last 12 months, compared with two homes for $1 million or more in the previous year. Starr said the property is near the Hagerstown Regional Airport, making it ideal for buyers from Washington, DC or New York City.

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