2040 Fishing Creek Valley Road Harrisburg, PA $4,750,000

2040 FISHING CREEK VALLEY ROAD | HARRISBURG

$4,750,000 | 3 Beds | 5 Baths (4 Full, 1 Half) | 9,631 Sq. Ft.

The creation of this amazing property began in 1971 when the owners first purchased 52 acres of land in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Over the next 40 years they would spend thousands of hours painstakingly creating one of the most glorious private gardens in the country. It was truly a labor of love. Along the way they built, renovated, and added onto the home and all the surrounding outbuildings, pool house, offices, garages and yes even a chapel! In 1993, after 6 years of preparation they opened The Italian Gardens to the public. This became the focal point of the Wedding venue run from the resort side of the property. More information on the resort can be found in listing PADA117406. Surrounding the home are an array of gardens beginning with the Butterfly Garden and Japanese Garden that welcome you at the entrance to the properties long circular driveway. The Japanese Garden features over 400 plants from the Fred Bergman collection purchased in 1979. This garden flows through a formal entrance, surrounded by streams, bridges, and a tea house. A lovely patio off the back of the home leads to the Island Beds featuring a 90 year old Japanese maple brought over from Japan in 1935. Just beyond that in a park like setting is The Arboretum boarded by Piney Ridge and Daffodil woods. A gentle walking path will next lead you to Alpine Gardens and just over the hill you will find The Italian Gardens. There is an endless amount of beauty to explore but it does not end there. This home was truly built to entertain. The inside of the home features 2 large entertaining areas that lead to a large patio with room for plenty of outdoor seating in the summer. A short path takes you to the California style pool house which features 5 outdoor grills an inside bar , fireplace, 2nd kitchen, 2 bathrooms and entertaining area. Located next door is a large screened in pavilion with an indoor fire pit, bar area, and ceiling fans to keep cool in the summer. This would make an extraordinary 2nd home in the mountains. Your own remote getaway but only 10 minutes from the city and all major highways. Harrisburg International airport is a short 15 minute ride and there are 2 private airports 20 minutes away. Please contact agent for a full list of the gardens. BrightMLS PADA117460 Directions to property: Call agent

MLS Listing ID: 
BrightMLS PADA117460
Listing Status
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Listing Status: 
Active
Listing Pricing
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List Price: 
$4,750,000
Basic Property Information
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Property Type: 
Residential
Property Sub Type: 
Other
Primary Market Area: 
HARRISBURG
Address: 
2040 FISHING CREEK VALLEY ROAD, HARRISBURG, PA 17112-9245, U.S.A.
Street Additional Information: 
Cross Street: none availabl
County: 
DAUPHIN
Latitude: 
40.3754300
Longitude: 
-76.8528200
Directions: 
Call agent
Public Remarks: 
The creation of this amazing property began in 1971 when the owners first purchased 52 acres of land in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Over the next 40 years they would spend thousands of hours painstakingly creating one of the most glorious private gardens in the country. It was truly a labor of love. Along the way they built, renovated, and added onto the home and all the surrounding outbuildings, pool house, offices, garages and yes even a chapel! In 1993, after 6 years of preparation they opened The Italian Gardens to the public. This became the focal point of the Wedding venue run from the resort side of the property. More information on the resort can be found in listing PADA117406. Surrounding the home are an array of gardens beginning with the Butterfly Garden and Japanese Garden that welcome you at the entrance to the properties long circular driveway. The Japanese Garden features over 400 plants from the Fred Bergman collection purchased in 1979. This garden flows through a formal entrance, surrounded by streams, bridges, and a tea house. A lovely patio off the back of the home leads to the Island Beds featuring a 90 year old Japanese maple brought over from Japan in 1935. Just beyond that in a park like setting is The Arboretum boarded by Piney Ridge and Daffodil woods. A gentle walking path will next lead you to Alpine Gardens and just over the hill you will find The Italian Gardens. There is an endless amount of beauty to explore but it does not end there. This home was truly built to entertain. The inside of the home features 2 large entertaining areas that lead to a large patio with room for plenty of outdoor seating in the summer. A short path takes you to the California style pool house which features 5 outdoor grills an inside bar , fireplace, 2nd kitchen, 2 bathrooms and entertaining area. Located next door is a large screened in pavilion with an indoor fire pit, bar area, and ceiling fans to keep cool in the summer. This would make an extraordinary 2nd home in the mountains. Your own remote getaway but only 10 minutes from the city and all major highways. Harrisburg International airport is a short 15 minute ride and there are 2 private airports 20 minutes away. Please contact agent for a full list of the gardens.
Community Information
School District: 
CENTRAL DAUPHIN
High: 
CENTRAL DAUPHIN
Subdivision: 
FELICITA
Building Details
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Architectural Style: 
Art Deco
Stories: 
2
Year Built: 
1975
New Construction: 
0
Living Area: 
9,631
Basement: 
Full, Fully Finished
Interior: 
Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan(s), Entry Level Bedroom, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Island, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Sauna, Skylight(s), Soaking Tub, Wood Floors, Wine Storage, Window Treatments, WhirlPool/HotTub, Walk-in Clos
Construction
Construction Materials: 
Brick
Roof: 
Asphalt
Exterior: 
Brick
Exterior Features: 
BBQ Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Secure Storage, Sport Court, Stone Retaining Walls, Tennis Court(s), Water Falls, Water Fountains
DisabilityFeatures: 
Other
Energy Information: 
220 Volts, 200+ Amp Service
Porch: 
Yes
Deck: 
Yes
Balcony: 
Yes
Room Details
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Total Bedrooms: 
3
Total Bathrooms: 
5
Total Full-Bathrooms: 
4
Total Half-Bathrooms: 
1
Utilities
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Heating System: 
Forced Air, Radiant
Heating System Fuel: 
Propane - Leased
Cooling System: 
Central A/C
Water Source: 
Private
Sewer: 
Other, Private Sewer
Lot/Land Details
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Acres: 
49.31
Lot Size (Area): 
49.31
View: 
Additional Lot(s), Backs - Open Common Area, Backs - Parkland, Backs to Trees, Cleared, Landscaping, Mountainous, No Thru Street, Not In Development, Partly Wooded, Pond, Premium, Private, Rear Yard, Rural, Secluded, Stream/Creek, Subdivision Possible, Trees/Wooded, Unrestricted, Vegetation Planting, Other
Waterfront: 
0
Lot Features
Yard: 
Rear Yard
Driveway: 
Yes
Parking Type: 
Detached Carport, Detached Garage, Driveway, Other
Total Parking Spaces: 
27
Garage: 
12-Car Garage
Pool: 
Heated, In Ground
Public Record
Annual Tax: 
$14,276.00
Property Zoning: 
RESIDENTIAL
Contract Details
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Possession: 
Settlement
Listing Participants
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Listing Agent Name: 
CHRISTINE FARRELL
Listing Office Name: 
Howard Hanna Company-Harrisburg

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