I just added this special photo to my photo tour of this School Lane Hills home for sale in Lancaster, PA:
You can see the full tour at http://www.1112wheatland.com.
Here's the story of this amazing home:
Francis Leon Suter moved with the Armstrong Cork Company from Pittsburghto Lancasterin 1909 to manage operations there - by 1929 he was a principal manager on his way to an eventual senior vice presidency and lifetime board member. in 1922 He and his wife Mary had completed plans for a grand residence along tree-lined Wheatland Avenuein the then-expanding School Lane Hills Estates neighborhood. The architect was an Armstrong client named Henry Boettcher - the plans were finally done on February 17th, 1922. The house was mostly completed by 1924 with the exception of the "courting room" wing added in 1927 (we'll get to that in a moment).
The home design reflects the very best of the age in American architecture. An English Tudor Revival style, 1112 Wheatland boasts distinctive Tudor aspects such as combination half-timbering with stucco inlay, stone wall cladding and multiple gables. The Suters apparently were ahead of their time with regard to natural light because it abounds throughout the 4,000 square foot home.
Ok, about the "courting room". The Suter's daughter Elizabeth was beginning to "entertain courters" and Mr. Suter felt strongly that she needed her own "space" - hence the 500 quare foot great room added to the rear of the principal residence in 1927. This wing could be used as a dance hall (parkay flooring) or reception area.
1112 Wheatland is our featured home in School Lane Hills - Listed exclusively by Jeff Geoghan of Coldwell Banker Select Professionals. Emailhomesales@schoollanehillshomes.com to inquire about the F.L. Suter Home.