The Brooke Mansion was built in 1888 by Edward Brooke II as a wedding present for his bride, Ann Louise Clingan. Brooke commissioned renowned architect, Frank Furness for the design of Brooke Mansion. Brooke's ancestors emigrated to the United States from Yorkshire, England in 1698, and acquired land in Birdsboro. By 1800 the iron industry of the E. and G. Brooke Co. gained power, wealth and influence.
The Brooke Mansion stands as a lone symbol of the Brooke dynasty that shaped the course of local history in this small community for more than 200 years.
Featured property in Janet Foster's book, The Queen Anne House, as one of the 21 most noted homes in the world! Featured property in the book, The Complete Works of Frank Furness, by George Thomas. Architectural Digest Editor's Choice. Winner of the Berks Conservancy Award for being a 95% original, well-preserved building.
Architect, Frank Furness. Mr. Furness is noted as one of the top ten architects by the American Institute of Architects. The mansion reflects Furness' unique artistic vision. Mr. Furness is the only architect to ever be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for at least two acts of heroism in the Civil War. He experimented with daring, innovative color and design, and pioneered the concept of Corporate Imagery in his design of 80 train stations across Pennsylvania for the Railroad.
Brooke Mansion features:
•13,700 square feet
•2 story entry foyer
•42 rooms, 16 bedrooms, 9 baths, 2 half baths, 3 full stories
•10 Custom European fireplaces
•Wainscoting, chair rail, picture rail, crown molding, fluted doors
•Quarter sewn oak, architectural ironwork
•Circular rosewood library with carved built-in bookcases
•Original walk-in safe
•Hand-forged iron, brass, and nickel hardware
•High ceilings all 3 floors
•Butler's pantry with original oak glass front cupboards and cutting board
•A true Victorian daylight unfinished cellar
•Pocket doors, French doors, inside window shutters, claw-foot tubs, pedestal sinks
Located on 3 acres in a small hometown suburban residential area.
•1/2 hour to Valley Forge
•3/4 hour to Lehigh Valley/Allentown
•1 hour to Philadelphia
•2 hours to New York City
•3 hours to Washington, DC
Zoning variance: Private residence, bed and breakfast, office, restaurant.
Truly a one of a kind architectural collector's home.
- Built in 1888
- For Sale By Owner
- 16 Guest Rooms
- 9 Guest Bathrooms
- 13700 sq ft
- Lot size: 3 acres
- For Sale By Owner
301 Washington Street Birdsboro , PA 19508