The restoration of this historic property -- built ca1830 as a tenant farmer's house -- has been incredibly thorough and sensitive. Old features and finishes have been preserved or restored, including the original Rumford cook fireplace and beehive bake oven in the living room, wide pine flooring, 6-panel doors with Norfolk latches, 12/8 and 6/6 window sash with wavy glass, and walk-in pantry. New, 21st century custom features, like the floor-to-ceiling pine cabinetry and soapstone sink and countertops in the kitchen, luxurious clawfoot tub and pedestal sink in the upstairs bath, Jotul woodstove and skylights in the master bedroom, all have been tastefully added, seamlessly compliment the nineteenth century character of the original farmhouse.
Just north of the main house is a large, recently restored, 4-bay wooden barn. The first half of barn has been partially finished off as a clubhouse area, with granite slab floors, edge-and-center beaded cathedral ceiling and a soapstone woodstove. The remaining two bays have a cement floor and are perfect for storage -- cars, bicycles, firewood, etc. There is also a smaller, rear barn that is perfect for the storage of a lawn tractor and gardening tools.
The property has been elegantly and thoughtfully landscaped using largely native trees, shrubs and flowers. Herbs have been planted amongst the stones of the back patio, just steps from the kitchen, and a small apple orchard graces the south yard. A number of berry bushes were added in 2009, in protected, sunny spots, ready for a 2011 harvest!