The Rossetti Estate

History meets modern

Welcome to the Rossetti Estate, where history intertwines seamlessly with modern charm, creating an enchanting haven for art enthusiasts and visitors alike. Our commitment to preserving the estate’s rich historical characteristics, with its captivating baroque and rococo features, is not just about maintaining tradition, but about embracing a legacy of elegance and sophistication.

As you step onto the grounds of the Rossetti Estate, you are transported to a bygone era, where ornate details and intricate architecture adorn every corner. From the elaborate carvings and gilded finishes to the sweeping curves and grandeur of its design, the estate embodies the opulence of baroque and rococo styles, inviting guests to immerse themselves in its timeless beauty.

Yet, amidst the echoes of the past, we embrace the comforts of modern living, ensuring that every visitor feels at home within these storied walls. Our passion for this project stems from a desire to create a destination that not only captivates the imagination but also offers a sanctuary for creativity and inspiration.

The Rossetti Estate serves as more than just a venue for the arts—it is a beacon of cultural significance, drawing visitors from near and far to experience its allure. With each passing glance, the estate’s grandeur and welcoming demeanor beckon travelers to explore its depths, to witness the ongoing metamorphosis as we breathe new life into its storied halls.

Indulge in the allure of the Rossetti Estate, a captivating mansion nestled in the heart of Scranton’s Hills Section. A sanctuary of luxury and history, this opulent residence offers a walkable connection to the city’s vibrant downtown scene, with restaurants, shops, and the prestigious University of Scranton within effortless reach. The ebb and flow of the city’s rhythm embrace you, with a serene tranquility during student vacations and a lively energy as scholars flourish in proximity.


Unraveling the enigmatic past, the Rossetti Estate’s origins are shrouded in captivating tales. Delve into the archives, and you’ll uncover the echoes of Rollin P. Crillen, a lumber tycoon, and Mathew Holgate, a titan of real estate and industry. A chronicle where stories intertwine and mysteries linger, where locals amble by, casting curious glances and capturing fleeting snapshots, pondering if this stately abode might be a hidden chapel of the soul.

What history unequivocally reveals is that the house emerged in the twilight of the 1900s, a jewel of Tudor revival architecture. Its steeply pitched roof dances with gables that whisper secrets of a bygone era, its brick façade intertwined with half-timber accents. Majestic chimneys stand sentinel, while windows, like portals to another time, peer out with diamond-shaped intrigue. An embodiment of Tudor splendor, a symbol of the modernizing United States, the house stood poised for transformation.

In 2002, the Rossetti Estate underwent a metamorphosis, an artistic resurrection echoing the Baroque and Rococo epochs. A symphony of ornamentation, a canvas of opulent expression, the house embraced asymmetry, gilded flourishes, and the intricate dance of sculpted molding. Subtle trompe l’oeil frescoes painted whispers of illusion, infusing the space with dynamism and theatrics. A journey through centuries, a tribute to elegance, it culminated in a crescendo of grandeur.


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