Hemlock Run combines the best of historic house features with some cool contemporary spaces. The central portion of Hemlock Run, built around 1916, was moved to its brighter, current location from the other side of the parking area, in 2008. This core section was placed on steel beams over a new foundation, which created a generous amount of added living and storage space in the new walk-out basement. The second floor framing was re-built, providing new roof lines better able to handle the area snow loads. A contemporary sun room was added, with white-washed paneling, and the entire house enjoyed new plumbing, heating and electric, as well as new rigid foam insulation.
So those are the technical bona fides. But the experience in the house is all right brain. Pull into the short, gravel driveway and if you've been out fishing (this is Trout Town USA, after all) or hiking, you may choose to enter via the great-looking mud room at ground level. There's a vintage style deep farmer's sink in there, if needed, and plenty of space for bench and hooks and keeping your wellies from tracking in mud in the main part of the house. It's also a great spot for your garden gear.
If you opt to head up the flagstone steps, the wide covered porch offers a fine welcome, and indeed a pleasing spot to sit. The front door opens into the living room, which is the hub of the house from which several other rooms are accessed. It's a cozy space, centered around the first of three fireplaces. A roomy office is off to the right of the front door, which could be used as a fourth bedroom. At the far end of the room a full bathroom with claw foot tub is just outside the appealing first guest bedroom. Either side of the fireplace is open into the sunken sun room, the more modern, sun-drenched addition to the house, which has polished concrete floors (with radiant heat), and which connects with the kitchen, thus serving as a den and dining room. There are two sets of glass doors with sidelights that lead out to the wonderful patio. A fireplace in this room means the wonderful warm ambience (and actual heat) brings added allure to this part of the home.
The L-shaped kitchen, renovated in 2013, features an apron-front sink set into butcher block counters, plenty of Shaker-style cabinetry, horizontal pine paneling and open shelving. There is a gas stove, dishwasher drawers, and French door refrigerator.
Heading upstairs, where even the landing has nooks and crannies that make for ideal decor vignettes, there are two more bedrooms, both en suite, and both with pleasing partially-sloped ceilings. The guest bedroom has a bathroom that features a tiled shower. Across the hall, the master suite is expansive, with a recess that provides additional architectural interest, and six large windows. The third fireplace is here in the master bedroom. The white tiled bathroom has a wide custom vanity made by a local artisan, and a claw foot tub.
Back downstairs, which was renovated in 2017, and the vertical slats that line the stairway create the wall for the TV in the lounge that makes up the greater part of this lower level space. There's a new half bath, and a large laundry room. The utilities are tucked away but easily accessible, and there is a large, dry storage room.
The flagstone patio is a delightfully sunny spot, with pretty landscaping along one sloped edge and above the gorgeous stone retaining wall. (There are numerous examples of eye-catching stonework around the property). This is the barbecue/cocktails/fire pit and probably coffee/local eggs/every meal spot, as long as the temps allow. The grounds extend to a brief clearing overlooking the patio, and then up into the woods. A one car garage with loft space sits on the other side of the house, just down from the old house site.
Hemlock Run is one mile to the center of Roscoe.