Retreat from the frenzy with this cozy home surrounded by 38 acres of both cleared and forested land.
Tucked down a private half-mile drive off 219 past mature, flowering apple trees, this chocolate-colored board and batten house beckons visitors to the large front porch for a summertime sit. From here you can hear the bees buzzing between the four apple trees.
A gravel driveway splits at the front yard. The left fork leads to a basement-level garage at the side of the house and a separate two-door garage perfect for storing large farm equipment or ATVs. The right fork offers extra parking space for large gatherings. Along the right side of the cleared portion of the side and back yards, the remnants of a dry-stacked rock wall meander along the tree line. This wall predates the home, which was built in 2005, by many generations and eludes to the long untold history of the land. A gated side road allows access to the property’s back acreage.
Stone pavers lead from the right of the driveway to the front porch where atop a welcome sign a robin’s nest is perched. (There are currently 2 blue eggs in the nest, so be careful not to disrupt them when you come for a viewing.) The front door leads to the large open living space of the home. Here, a sitting room flows into a formal dining room which is separated from a living room by a partial wall with interesting octagonal cutout. The baseboard and molding are richly-stained pine. Ceiling fans in the sitting and living rooms keep air flowing through the spacious rooms.
Off the living room, the sizeable kitchen features attractive rose tile flooring, Hickory cabinets with two glass display cabinets in each corner. The stainless-steel Frigidaire appliances, including dishwasher and built in microwave convey with the property. A pantry closet with ample space for trash bins is situated next to a second door leading to the basement.
An eat-in dining area with bump-out windows overlooking back porch and acreage offer a cheerful spot for early morning coffee or quick weekend lunches. Beyond the dining space, you’ll discover a conveniently located but discreetly tucked-away laundry space. From here an exterior door leads to a back porch even larger than the front.
For buyers interested in single-level living, 3 bedrooms are located on the main floor. A full bathroom with shower and tub insert is positioned between the first two bedrooms. One bedroom features a walk-in closet. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
The master bedroom with natural hardwood floors and large windows overlooking the left side and back yards that let in lots of natural light is its own retreat within the surprisingly roomy home. The oversized master bathroom boasts a garden jacuzzi tub, separate shower and extra linen closet space.
The basement, accessible from the kitchen or an exterior door next to the garage door, is partially finished, with a fourth bedroom and third bathroom. The bedroom features double closets, and the bathroom includes a shower, toilet and deep utility sink. This portion of the basement is separated by a door from the one-car garage. The remainder of the enormous basement space is unfinished but tidy offering plenty of storage space for the buyer who is downsizing.
This home is a 20-minute drive from downtown Lewisburg.