Truly lovely, much admired shingle sided home in a very desirable and popular neighborhood. This most picturesque setting is absolutely spectacular, with glorious gardens overlooking tennis court and small pond perfect for boating, skating and fishing. Inviting side entrance with classic porte cochere, hardwood floors throughout, huge country kitchen open to fireplaced family room offers a great gathering space. There is a formal fireplaced living room, spacious dining room, office with built ins made from old church pews and lovely large screened porch to enjoy summer evenings. The second level includes 5 spacious bedrooms and 2 large baths. Lower level offers a fireplaced playroom and craft room/workshop.The over sized 2 car garage includes plenty of storage space above. This home offers a rare combination of charm and friendly sophistication. A lifetime home for every season in a most beautiful setting!!!
Built Circa 1806, this Antique village Colonial is comfortably sited on a knoll, well back from the road. This home has much original character & features, including lovely wood floors, spacious fireplaced dining room, fireplaced living room with pretty windows & lots of entertaining space. There is an updated kitchen w/large island perfect for both dining & meal preparation. Lovely new garden room with walls of windows, brings the outdoors in. There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, newly updated bath & a third floor play space & laundry.The grounds are private, level & perfect for gardening or play with pretty old fashioned gardens. Fabulous huge barn offers garage space, work space and huge loft for hobbies or storage. Wonderful combination of antique charm with modern updates for today’s lifestyle!
Did you know that shutters were invented to protect the bottom portion of a window from light and air? During the reign of Elizabeth I, the wooden shutter was common on the inside, lower portion of the window. Because panes of glass were expensive and considered a luxury, glass was only used on the top portion of windows. To allow for light and fresh air, the wooden shutter would be folded back against the wall. These shutters were often seen as an accessory to the home and decorated to an individual’s taste.
In the 1700’s households began to install glass panes on the bottom portion of the window as well. This changed the shutter length to full length window coverage. Window openings were so deep that the shutters were mounted on the inside in order to be able to handle them. During the reign of Queen Victoria, homes were built of wood and the window opening were thinner, allowing the shutters to be mounted on the outside and reachable.
Materials and transportation evolved and shutters became more of a decorative feature. Blocking out light and cold weather were not the only use for shutters. They were being built to deflect rain, using an angling system. They also allowed for air flow and sunlight, depending upon the angle the shutter is adjusted to.
Fabulous Mid Century Modern home custom designed by the original owner architects! This is a wonderful sunny home with open floor plan, cathedral ceilings and lots of large windows and sliders that bring the outside in. The upper level includes huge fireplaced great room, separate dining room and kitchen, open to decks, inviting pergola space with hot tub and huge screened porch. There is a laundry, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The lower level which is above ground and walk out has 2 additional bedrooms, full bath and huge office/family room space with built ins. The floor plan is extremely flexible and offers living space for a variety of lifestyles. There are glorious gardens, mature trees, paddock area and plenty of room to play. One of a kind opportunity for Buyers looking for bright, open interior spaces in tune with the environment. Beautifully sited on 5.42 acres of some of the prettiest land in town!!