If you love a home that is steeped in history and original detail, then look no further than this week’s Dream Home.
Located in the sleepy hamlet of Orient, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom historic landmark home is set on 1.6-acres surrounded by preserved open space and farm views.
“The home is so historically intact with many original features,” said listing agent Janet Markarian of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “The walk-through kitchen pantry, which links the kitchen and the formal dining room is my favorite feature in the home. It has its original beadboard, shelving, and glass cabinets. And just off the kitchen is the original rear second staircase in pristine preserved condition.”
Built in 1850 as the Young’s Family farmhouse, the house underwent a 1909 renovation when it was ” modernized” to the Greek revival style. The renovation included converting the Porte Cochere into a screened porch, adding a wood-burning fireplace, an elegant staircase, a curved wall enclosing the formal dining room, and the Dutch door which still welcomes you in today.
The home is adorned with original moldings, built-in cabinets, and doors all adding to its historic charm.
“The flow on the home’s first floor is a typical American four-square with all four main rooms connected so there’s a nice circular flow, ideal for entertaining,” Markarian said.
There you’ll find an updated kitchen, a formal dining room, a den with a wood-burning fireplace, a family room, a mudroom, a laundry room with a bathroom, and a screened porch.
On the second floor, there are four bedrooms, one ensuite with a private dressing room and a large bathroom with a separate toilet, as well as a second full bathroom that is shared by the three guest rooms.
The property itself is private and peaceful with mature gardens and specimen trees.
“There’s plenty of room for a pool to the east of the house in a secluded area that is already cleared as it was once home to a formal garden,” Markarian told us.
The property is listed at $2,100,000.
See the complete listing here.