Charming and historic are the two words that best define this week’s Dream Home.
Known as the Case/Grathwohl House, this home that dates back to 1858, has layers of history built into the walls that you can feel upon entering it.
“When I first stepped inside, I immediately felt connected to history and warm with intrigue and wonder about all the happenings that went on in the home. I can picture parlor games with gentlemen in the three-piece suits, watch fob chains, curled mustaches, and ladies in their elegant hoop skirts and cocktail gloves talking about the marvels of the day, the Model T Ford, indoor electric… all of which came after the home’s original construction,” said listing agent Joshua Whalley of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
While the five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home, has been tastefully updated to the comforts of the current time you’ll still find many original features and plenty of character.
On the main floor, there is a parlor, a formal dining room, a kitchen, an expansive family room, and a master suite with additional bedrooms located on the second floor, as well as an unfinished walk-up attic on the third floor.
“This home has the formal features expected of its time. Guest were once greeted and led to the parlor for games, libations, and entertainment before being moved into the dining room for dinner,” added Whalley.
Outside, you’ll find a beautiful pond, an original carriage house turned pool house with a pergola and an inground pool.
“It’s not common to have a historic home with a carriage house that truly housed the horses and carriage, which was the original owner’s main means of transportation, and have it be incorporated to a private retreat within which you can enjoy along with the inground pool,” said Whalley.
The home’s extensive sitting porch that overlooks the rolling lawn and pond is also a gorgeous and notable feature.
This historically significant property is a unique opportunity to be part of something special.
It is listed at $1,200,000.
See the complete listing here.