Rarely do I come across a home where I feel I could just move in, not change a thing and be a happy girl. This beautiful home pretty much met that standard for me. Okay, one teeny change, I do prefer my screened-in porches on the back of the house, but other than that, I’m totally in love with this beautiful, historic home. This home is available to purchase and the real estate listing at Sotheby’s actually refers to this property as an “Historic Gentleman’s Farm.” That has such a romantic sound to it, doesn’t it? The farm sits on almost 66 acres of land and has numerous barns, all fully restored with lots of room for horseys.
The entrance to the home is around on the other side of the screened porch. Look closely and you can see the double screened doors through the screen. I wonder what the crown looking thingy is in the front yard. At first I thought it might be a fancy fire hydrant but if you scroll back up to the photo above, it’s kind of in the yard itself. But since this house is out in the country, maybe it has its on private hydrant. What do you think? Update: Consensus seems to be, it’s a chimney pot, like you see atop homes in England. Apparently, they make great garden accents. I like that! Thanks for helping us figure that out in your comments.
There’s a wonderful porte cochere off one end of the home. I love those because during a storm you can pull up underneath in your
horse-drawn carriage car and stay nice and dry as you’re entering the home.
See that barn looking structure further down the driveway? I just about had a hissy fit when I saw the inside. You are going to have a fit, too, especially if you’re a gardener. But first, let’s go inside this beautiful historic home and take a little tour.
Oh, for an entry like this! Just beautiful! In this view, we get a little glimpse out the front door to the screened porch. Love the fox doorknocker.
So many things to like and notice in the kitchen, starting with the large armoire. Wouldn’t it be great to have a kitchen large enough to hold an armoire for extra storage. The island is huge, great space for entertaining. I LOVE that the refrigerator is completely hidden behind paneling. I also love how they mixed painted cabinetry with stained. It would be tempting to paint the base of the island the same as the lighter colored cabinets, but it’s beautiful either way.
This is the room you see through the doorway in the picture above. The crown molding in this home is really beautiful! Rock fireplaces add instant charm to a room. I love the red paint in this space, makes it feel extra cozy.
A butler’s pantry! Love me a butler’s pantry! Looks like it may double as a bar during parties, too. Are you ready to move in, yet?
I’m calling this the music room. The walls are covered with an elegant wallpaper. Look at the molding around the door and the windows! Absolutely gorgeous! It’s true, they really don’t build them like they used to.
Love the large hall tree near the door. I’ve never seen one quite like that. It’s perfect there near the door, just grab your hat and umbrella as you head out.
A beautiful sunroom! Almost feels like we should call it a conservatory with the shape of the ceiling, but I guess sunroom is more accurate since the ceiling isn’t glassed. This is just stunning! I would be tempted to paint it all white or cream, although the wood is beautiful.
Another beautiful room. I’m not sure if this is part of a bedroom but had to share the beautiful fireplace and the molding. Sooo pretty! The heavy moldings are one of the main reasons I love to go on historic home tours so much.
I’m glad to see armoires are still alive and happy in this home. I love the one I have in my family room and it kind of makes me sad folks are not using them very much anymore. Maybe they’ll make a comeback in the future. They really look at home in this house with its high ceilings and nice large rooms.
Upstairs landing with pretty arched windows…
The Master Bedroom: I’m guessing the chandelier wasn’t staying so they removed it before listing the home. Can you just imagine how spectacular it must have been!
The Master Bath: Another beautiful space
Okay, let’s go inside the barn we saw peeking through the porte cochere
Imagine having this as your gardening shed! I can see it now: We’re standing here potting up some flowers, a couple of doggies stretched out on the floor nearby, a kitty sitting on the potting bench and a horse walks right in through the door. :)
Pretty amazing place!
You’ll find more photos of this beautiful historic home and farm at Sotheby’s.
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