Charm & Character Around Every Corner.
This beautiful New England Federal Period House, know as the St. John House, dates to c. 1796 and is sited on 5.8 lush private acres. Relax on the bluestone terraces and enjoy the view of rolling lawns, mature gardens, specimen trees, historic stone walls, picket fences, and a skating pond, or enjoy a hot tub on the deck found outside the quaint, converted barn studio also on the property.
Entering the residence you will find a light, bright, well-maintained home exuding classic charm seamlessly married to modern updates. Authentic period details include the original pumpkin pine floors and doors with antique hardware, and a huge hearth in the dining room, complete with a beehive oven. The spacious country kitchen features a commercial grade Garland 6 burner gas stove and oven, Bosch dishwasher, a butcher-block center island, granite counters and a walk-in pantry. A breakfast area with a window seat adjoins the kitchen and features a built-in china cabinet. The raised family room flows through to the dining room creating a warm and inviting “great room” atmosphere. The front-to-back formal living room has a gas fireplace, whilst the study provides ample built-in bookshelves for your library or display. The Dutch door found here opens to the gardens, and a powder room is discreetly tucked to the side.
Upstairs, the home offers three well-proportioned bedrooms, including a master bedroom with full bath and cedar-lined closet. A Jack & Jill bath is shared between the other two bedrooms, and a cheerful finished sky-lit attic can be used as a fourth bedroom or bonus room.
With gorgeous views from every room, this wonderful home beckons you to explore the outdoors. A winding stone pathway leads to a legal barn studio with exposed beams, floor to ceiling fireplace, original hayloft now used as a sleeping loft, full bath and a deck with hot tub. Outside again, open the picket gate to find the skating pond, then cross the rustic wooden footbridge to discover the hidden wild-rose ringed clearing beyond. There is also a detached two-car garage, two tool sheds, and a tree house. Close to shopping, theaters, restaurants and just 8 minutes from I-84 and 65 minutes from NYC. Your own private paradise awaits!