Auction | Built 1895 | 9,000 Sq. Ft.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Built in 1895 on the most prestigious corner in Scranton’s elite Green Ridge suburb, this landmark Colonial Revival may soon have a new owner as it heads to auction with an opening bid of $1 million USD with Michael DeRosa Exchange. The elaborate home was built for Aaron Goldsmith of the Goldsmith Brothers and in its 125 year history has had just three owners! Its second owner, the Crass family, one of the three owners of The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. owned the home for 90 years, and the third and current owner has enjoyed the home for nearly three decades. Occupying a large corner lot in a tree-lined neighbourhood filled with turn-of-the-century mansions, the Goldsmith Mansion is just blocks from President Joe Biden’s childhood home, two blocks from former Governor Bob Casey Sr.’s home (Senator Bob Casey Jr.’s childhood home) and in the neighbourhood adjacent to that which Hillary Clinton’s father was born, this masterpiece is emblematic of what makes Scranton the most famous small town in America.
This home is the epitome of authentic craftsmanship and artistry. With eight working fireplaces (hand-carved Louis XIV marble and Louis XIV red marble), oak, walnut and cherry flooring, ornate moldings, eleven chandeliers, twenty-two carat double ducat yellow gold leaf, white gold leaf and rose gold leaf, an awe-inspiring three-storey quarter-sawn oak staircase, nineteenth century leaded glass and seven elegant stained glass windows, it’s hard to choose what to look at first. Four stories of finished, beautifully appointed space creates nearly 9,000 square feet of lavish living, including a 2,000 square foot master suite complete with a jacuzzi, steam room and skylight! The quality of construction and architectural style contribute to the homes value in the same way an artist’s period and provenance influence the value of his work. The Goldsmith Mansion will be heading to auction with Michael DeRosa Exchange. For more information and details of the auction click here.