If I had a dime for every person who wanted a renovated, turnkey farmhouse, privately set, with decent acreage...and here now is a stellar example of just that. And there is so much more, because this owner is absolutely meticulous in his renovations, both in his design sensibility and in the quality of the finished product. You can see the attention to detail in the stonework around the back patio, and the retaining wall that lines the driveway; the subtle-hues of the painted floorboards throughout the house; and the comfort generated by up to date heating systems.
The house was built around 1875 and the recent renovation makes it functionally a new house. There is a porch on the front and the back of the house, and a large stone patio in-between that looks out over the grounds. In typical fashion for its era, one walks into the farmhouse and looks down the main corridor. Off to the left, the kitchen and dining area has been opened up and runs the length of the house, featuring an island with zinc countertop, under-counter refrigerator, and deep vintage farmhouse sink. The current owner has chosen to include a lounge area in this room as well. On the other side of the main hallway is the living room, which also runs the length of the house, and includes a glass-fronted wood stove. On the ground floor, near the entrance, there is also a dainty half bath, with polished nickel fixtures that appear throughout the house.
Upstairs there are three delightful bedrooms and two full baths, one of which is part of a dreamy master suite. Passing from the master bedroom into the bath is a brief space with shelves to the left and right; a pleasing nook for books or display of favorite objects. Then the spacious white tiled bathroom beckons with its luxurious claw foot tub (with shower), and vintage pedestal sink. The second full bathroom combines white shiplap walls with white tile and vintage fixtures, along with a modern walk-in shower. Double doors in the hallway open to a well-lit closet with washer and dryer.
The house is perfectly situated to overlook land that gently slopes down to a level expanse that has recently been opened up, graded and reseeded, to afford more distant views. There are mature trees and specimen plantings for added interest, and a screened gazebo handy to the house. At the far end of the meadow the blueberry bushes grow tall, and a path through them leads to the substantial woodland, which is bordered with stone walls. The trails through the property's varied terrain make the acreage accessible and enjoyable. There is a small, spring-fed pond tucked into the woods just off the meadow.
A wooden garage with sliding doors can accommodate two cars, although it could also be repurposed as an entertainment space. There are French doors leading to a small cleared area behind it, that looks out through the woods and over the pond.
I don't normally bother too much with descriptions of basements, but you could eat off the floor of this well-lit, clean space. In addition to housing the usual systems, there is space for a wonderful workshop or creative space, and it does have exterior access.