Retreat to a more peaceful era in this stately 5 bed, 3 bath colonial homestead on 5.4 acres. Enjoy a self-sufficient lifestyle with solar electric and thermal, fenced pastures, livestock-ready barns, coops and pens. Caretaker~s 1 bed, 1 bath barn apartment gives you the freedom to horseback ride, gather eggs, garden, or travel. Find respite in historic simplicity tastefully combined with modern, luxurious updates. Take yourself, your family and/or extended family back to a more tranquil time when you cross the threshold into the traditional foyer flanked by massive living and dining rooms. Nine foot ceilings, hardwood floors, marble fireplace, and 6 foot Pella windows grace the elegant living room. Enjoy family gatherings in an expansive dining room with grand fireplace, hand-turned moldings, classy corner built-in, and gorgeous hardwoods. Step down to a large eat-in cook~s kitchen with 5 burner JennAir gas stove, convection oven, 2 dishwashers, 32 Amish made maple cabinets, 2 pantries with slide-out shelves, silestone countertops, instant hot water and disposal. Enjoy morning coffee at your built in desk area while warming your feet on radiant tile flooring. Glass paned door leads to a home office or cozy den with gorgeous crown molding, antique entertainment center with cable, full bath with clawfoot tub, 2nd laundry area and stone stairwell to lighted tunnel (to barn recreation room). Return to the kitchen and ascend the back staircase to your grand master suite (former servants quarters) with solid rosewood floors, propane fireplace, laundry room, recessed lighting, ample closets, and his & hers mahogany vanities. After horseback riding, enjoy a spa day in the master bath~s whirlpool tub or steam shower! Relax in a hotel-like oasis with propane fireplace, soaring cathedral ceiling, and seating area with cable access. A secret door leads through a Narnia-like antique wardrobe to the remainder of the 2nd floor! A full bath and 4 more bedrooms await complete with wide plank wood floors (beneath carpeting), tall Pella windows, central air and ceiling fans. Unique to bedrooms 2 & 4 are built-in Eastlake hand carved wardrobes, beautiful and completely out of this world! Bedroom 3 has a large full length cedar closet. Stairs lead either up to a large attic, or down to the main floor foyer.An outdoor lifestyle awaits with so many possibilities! Go from home to barn without weathering the storm through a modern lighted tunnel, or simply by crossing the backyard. The main barn is horse ready with 6 lighted and matted box stalls featuring sliding doors and drop down grates. Four of the stalls have windows to the outside, and those without have windows between stalls. To the right of barn entrance pass extra storage space to access a stairway to 2nd floor hayloft or continue to the enormous ground level tack/feed room. Tackroom has several exits, one leads to a deck with view of the rear pasture. It also features a half bath, and a stairwell leading down to a stone-walled recreation room, complete with rubber flooring, wet bar, heating & a/c unit; and is the perfect man-cave for poker parties or family reunions, or she-shed for aerobics, yoga, or line dancing! This space is light-filled with a window and large glass sliders which overlook a small koi pond, graceful willow tree, and back pasture. Outside the deck staircase leads to the 1 bed, 1 bath barn apartment complete with laundry room, kitchen and living room. Exit the apartment and find yourself in the 2nd floor hayloft which features a large window for hay deliveries and a staircase to the 3rd floor where a spiral staircase leads to the cupola. From the cupola view the farm~s 4 grass pastures, lighted riding area, and Amish built, lighted 3 stall barn. Come home to a turnkey, self-sufficient outdoor lifestyle with serene views in a friendly horse community with easy access to shopping! The electric bill for the entire property last summer averaged just $5/mo!
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