Incredible New Price! Vintage Beauty In Absolutely Spectacular Setting
Sitting opposite the Silver Spring Country Club, this beautifully restored and expanded c1750 vintage home joins multiple outbuildings including a one-room studio/office with its own heating and air conditioning, and a three-car barn/garage with a loft, to create a fabulous compound.
The John Benedict house itself retains the charm of yesteryear, yet is completely updated for modern living. Exposed hand-hewn wood beams, a large stone fireplace, built-in cabinetry and original hardware give a nod to the past, while a new foundation, a generator, modern bathrooms and an updated kitchen make 21st- century living a breeze.
The spacious dining room connects to both the kitchen and living room and includes wide board floors, a wood burning fireplace and access to the full basement. The sunken living room features walls of windows creating a light and bright atmosphere. A large bay window looks out over the picturesque stone walls that surround the property, while a Dutch door allows for summer breezes. Continuing through to the eat-in kitchen, granite counters, upper and lower cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances join a breakfast area with views to the yard and patio. A recent addition, the mudroom includes multiple pantries and closets, as well as a full bath and access to the studio, barn/garage and the rear patio. The spacious main floor master suite includes two closet plus an additional large walk-in, exposed beams, wide-board floors and a spacious master bath rarely found in homes of this age. A recent addition, the dual sinks, oversized marble shower with both a rain and handheld showerhead, and a private commode provide a zen-like ambiance. Upstairs, two bedrooms join a sitting room and full bath to create the perfect guest suite or children’s rooms.
The 4.5 acre setting is second-to-none with sweeping lawns, stone walls, invisible pet fence, and gorgeous landscaping found throughout. Perennial beds join a vegetable garden and mature trees to create a wonderful oasis. The studio/office is actually one of the original barns on the property and would function perfectly for any artist or entrepreneur as it offers heat, light and air conditioning for a great year round experience. The three-car post and beam barn/garage was designed in the style of the other buildings resulting in a coherent look to all the structures. It includes sliding barn doors for additional car access, plus storage in the unfinished overhead loft. Plans exist for a second floor apartment if one so desires. The final structure on the property serves as a single car garage or for lawn maintenance storage. An automatic 22kW generator also services the property for added peace of mind.
Close to town and in a wonderful commute location to all points south and into NYC, this property is simply a gem.