Where does one start with a property like this? A property that many have driven by for over 100 years dreaming of becoming that next lucky owner. It is an absolute honor to present this one-of-a-kind farmhouse, barn, pond & setting. The long oak-treed private driveway is only the beginning of the experience. I just can't imagine anyone ever getting tired of the approach to this 1860 main house & bank-barn- not to mention the spectacular spring-fed pond that is the true focal point of this personal retreat- the whole property is simply, breathtaking. The grounds are made up of just over 7 acres in total-but that land is officially subdivided into 3 lots. The main house has gone through some growth spurts over the years- but most recently- a phenomenal first floor BR suite/wing was carefully created to take advantage of the pond views-while keeping w/ the charm & character of the historic sections- the design truly offers the best of both old & new- open where you would want it to be - cozy for when that's what you're craving. Enter the home down a slate path & through a covered door, & begin the tour. To your right you will see a room that instantly hits you w/ character, at each end of this living room/dining room combo is an original fireplace. One is sealed & just decorative, and the other, converted to gas, & it warms up the whole room quickly & easily. There are many treasures in the space including a hidden dry bar, a storage closet & custom built-ins. The floors are wooden, the sills are deep & the history is apparent in the section of the house. Leave the dining room & you will enter the newly renovated kitchen & family room space. This is the HUB of the house! At one end, the room is anchored w/ floor to ceiling bookshelves, a great place to display collectables that you want to share w/ family & guests. At the other end sits a gourmet kitchen that is simple, tasteful and functional, even for the best of cooks, but is also designed to not overwhelm the home or feel out of place. The best feature of this space is the perfectly placed picture window. Every time you walk by it, you MUST stop and look at the view. The pond and all the wildlife activity it attracts in real time. Red foxes run through hoping for a mouse, geese land, honk and fly away and the Great Blue Herons come to "fish". Binoculars are a must! Head down a long hallway, first passing a laundry room w/ great storage & working areas for folding, flowering & crafting. Next you will pass the powder rm, perfectly placed off the HUB for privacy & easy access. Finally, you will enter the 1st floor suite. It has pocket doors to close it off from the rest of the house. Wander freely in your robe from the spa-like bathroom, into the enormous walk-in closet, through the sitting/desk area & into the perfectly-sized bedroom. The suite gets so much natural light, offers even more warm-toned wooden flooring & has a gas FP for both heat & ambiance. You're not done in your robe yet, open the glass doors to your own balcony. Sip your morning coffee w/endless views & privacy- you might want to grab those binoculars again! Head upstairs to find even more of those charming features. On this floor are 3 ample-sized bedrooms, 2 additional full baths, a linen closet, walk-up stairs to the storage attic & another decorative original fireplace. Heading outside, off the kitchen is another small covered porch & a large brick patio. The yard is full of perennials, specimen trees & bulbs to greet you each Spring! The 3000 sf barn has it's own treasures & functions. There is a 2 car garage w/ sliding doors, there are 2 separate 1 BR living quarters, each w/a kitchen & a full bath, there is a workshop/storage room just off the garage & 2 plus story barn room w/limitless possibilities. The main house is on public water, sewer & natural gas. The barn is heated w/oil & is on a cesspool. There is SO MUCH more to tell you, but the remarks just wont let me! It is AMAZING!
Colonial, Farmhouse/National Folk, Converted Barn
Attic, Built-Ins, CeilngFan(s), Entry Lvl BR, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Upgraded Countertops, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet Bar/Bar, Shades/Blinds
Asphalt Driveway, Paved Driveway
Floor Plan-Open, Floor Plan-Traditional
Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven-Self Cleaning, Range hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer-front loading
Extensive Hardscape, Outbuilding Apartment, Secure Storage, Stone Retaining Walls, Patio, Porch(es), Balcony, Wood Fence
Cleared, Front Yard, Open, Rear Yard, Rural, Secluded, SideYard(s), Level, Additional Lot(s), Flood Plain, Not In Development
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Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2020 at 9:17am CDT.