Bronson Pinchot’s Harford Mansion Up For Sale

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HARFORD, PA --  Bronson Pinchot, known for his role as Balki on TV's "Perfect Strangers," owned several homes in Susquehanna County but then filed for bankruptcy last year.

As a result,  all of the Hollywood actor's properties in Harford went up for sale.

Newswatch 16 was given a rare look inside Pinchot's mansion, which was used as part of his home renovation reality show on the DIY Network.

Chris Tracy is the realtor who bought the property at the sheriff's sale, and even he'll admit that it needs a lot of work.

Tracy has dealt with this home before. He has sold it three times before and was the one who sold Pinchot the house back in 2000.

"The first time I walked in, I was pretty surprised because I thought being his main house and being where he stayed and where he lived when he came up here, I thought it would be in better repair," said Tracy.

Inside the home, you'll notice doors high above the ground, odd places for steps, and a stairway to nowhere.

Pinchot cleared out most of the house, leaving behind a couple photos and a director's chair.

Pinchot did put in central air, and upgraded the insulation and wiring. Chris Tracy is optimistic that someone could really make this place something special given the strong foundation.

"I think it has a lot of potential to it," he added.

Neighbors are hoping this quaint community can finally move on from their brush with Hollywood.

"Hopefully we can see some families move into some of these homes again," added neighbor John Michaels.

That mansion in Harford is up for sale and Tracy is accepting offers at $149,000. You can reach Chris Tracy at Up 4 Sale LLC by calling 570-430-2222.

8 comments

  • NoFreeRides

    The sad thing is how many local business’s Pinchot took for thousands along the way. When some finally got fed up and tried to collect by filing suit his lawyer would show up with a sob story offering pennies on the dollar for what was owed. I know people who worked for him and he was a nice person but what he did to that community was wrong. My comments are not “rumors”, just punch his name into Pennsylvania’s judicial website and see the thousands in civil suits by local companies who he tried to bilk for thousands.

  • Jamie Lehman

    Bronson if you’re reading this I hope you don’t let this stuff get you down. Maybe you got in over your head because you love working on houses and you didn’t know the show would get cancelled, but forget these people trying to embarrass you, ALL of us are in debt, INCLUDING these jerks that try to make you look bad. Your true fans don’t care how much money you have. Loaded or broke: Youre brilliant and extremely talented and seeing you’re work makes me feel things I didn’t know I was capable of feeling anymore. Just keep your chin up and know that to everyone who matters, you’re truly a gift from God and I hope the future brings amazing things for you, and I hope you always remember that money is just paper, and what you are and what you’ve done will never be overshadowed by how much money you have. Love, your fan since birth, Jamie :-)

  • Jobis13

    Wow! You at WNEP sure are painting a horrible picture of Bronson. I know nothing of his personal life but, I have worked for him. You couldn’t ask for a nicer person. And probably the smartest human being I have ever met. You sound like you’re trying to make him out as some kind of loon. The Mansion has undergone some very innovative restoration that has not been completed. Nothing more, nothing less. His houses were a passion of his. If anyone out there could get a look at some of the work in the house, you would be absolutely amazed.
    I don’t know where Bronson has moved to, but NEPA lost a wonderful neighbor.

  • JoeJustJoe

    I’m sure the greedy owner/agent paid no more than half his asking price. No buyers could be found when previously listed at $130K. I hope this clown is left holding the bag when the SHTF later this year in the financial markets.

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