It appears that Lebanon County’s brief stint as the Pennsylvania homebase for international soccer superstar Christian Pulisic will be coming to an end.
The story began in December 2018, when a Pulisic-connected LLC acquired a 12.34-acre parcel in North Cornwall Township, complete with a modern farmhouse, creek, and equestrian facilities.
The Pulisic family’s ties to Lebanon County actually go back even further, as Christian’s father Mark Pulisic was head soccer coach at Lebanon Valley College from 1993 to 2005, and also a professional player himself for the Harrisburg Heat from 1991 to 1999.
LebTown kept the Pulisic estate address private throughout the past few years, seeking to preserve what anonymity could remain for a family catapulted from a life of LVC and Heat soccer games to the very tippity-top of international soccer.
Days after LebTown reported the property purchase, Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea FC finalized a deal which saw the Hershey High graduate transferred to the Premiere League as part of a $73 million buyout.
Pulisic went on to have an incredible 2019. His hat trick against Burnley in October 2019 led to an all-time favorite LebTown headline for this editor, Local man does well in soccer game, one of many feats in a banner year that saw Pulisic named U.S. Soccer Player of the Year for the second time. (Pulisic first received the accolade in 2017, when he became the youngest player ever to receive that recognition.)
Lebanon County was rewarded over the holidays that followed with sightings of the Hershey-endorsed athlete doing things that many Lebanon Countians embrace, like hanging out at Sheetz while picking up MTO or attending a Christmas church service.
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Pulisic has also been spotted more recently at local establishment A&M. During the height of the pandemic in April 2020, he also partnered with Chipotle, a sponsor, to donate meals for workers at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
“Thank you for your service, dedication, bravery, sacrifice, and efforts to get us all ‘back in the game’! You are the real-life superheros, and we are all cheering you on!,” wrote Pulisic in a note accompanying the delivery and shared to Instagram.
Although LebTown has no specific knowledge of future Pulisic family plans, it may be difficult to “level up” from a property such as the current one while still staying in Lebanon County and not embarking on a major construction or renovation project.
The property, purchased for $939,000 in an all-cash deal, is listed at $2,200,000 through Christie Fugate of Coldwell Banker Realty. A call to Fugate had not been returned as of publication time, but this “horse lover’s dream estate” includes the following details per the listing:
- 7 bedrooms, 7.5 baths
- Double-sided gas fireplaces in the great room and main bedroom
- Finished walk-out lower level is “incredible,” featuring a large family room with fireplace, surround sound, second kitchen, two bars, game room or bedroom area with cigar room ventilation system, and a full bath (plus a bedroom with its own full bath)
- Self-cleaning, heated saltwater pool with three waterfalls and built-in benches, tiki torches, and fire pit
- Oversized three-car garage and separate garage for lawn equipment/patio storage
- 180′ x 75′ indoor riding arena with 10 stalls, upgraded ceilings and light package – an “equestrian’s dream”
- Trail for horse riding around the property
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