Home Overview

The home on the farm is a 1950s brick ranch. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a dining room, living room, kitchen, and laundry room. There is also a back sunporch/mudroom and a side porch that overlooks the front pond.

We have done several updates to the home and systems since moving in. The first change you will notice is that we painted the old brick with a cream color, added brown shutters to the front and sides, and painted the trim white. We also ripped out the old septic system a few years ago and installed a new high capacity septic tank, along with a septic field large enough to support 5BRs. This would allow the addition of another bedroom in the future if you want to add one. We also installed a new architectural shingle roof recently.

Inside we have done a complete renovation of the kitchen with soft-close cabinets, quartz countertops, tile backspash, stainless appliances, and new flooring. We have also updated one of the bathrooms with all new fixtures, new flooring, paint, dual vanities, and a fully glassed bath/shower.

Finally, we added a heated 20x40 in-ground saltwater pool last summer, thinking we would be staying much longer. This is a beautiful pool with concrete coping all around the edges and soft 30-mil vinyl lining for the interior. This pool is extremely low maintenance and only requires you to add a bag of salt every now and then. Our 8 person family has plenty of room to splash and play in this pool and you will love it.

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This is the front of the home. We have since removed the large pin oak that was hanging over the home as well as the older building to the right of the home. It is now nice and open on that end and we were planning to do a 2300 sq ft addition in a few years that would have gone in that spot. We have architectural drawings if you are interested in continuing that work.

A view of the kitchen from the living room entrance.

Stainless LG refrigerator/freezer, double oven, range cooktop, and microwave. Stainless KitchenAid dishwasher not shown but shown in other photos.

This is the dining room. To the right is a built in glass front china cabinet that we use to store homeschool supplies. The walls are pine and were cut from trees right here on the farm according to our neighbor who built the home with his father. We have considered taking them out and installing sheetrock for an updated look, but there is a lot of character with the way they are so we’ve left them alone.

This is the living room. It has a very large front window that has a direct view to the front gate. You can use a remote in this room to open the gate for people if they don’t have their own remote or PIN. This room also has a new EPA high efficiency woodstove with a full glass front so you can see the fire. This is one of the new stoves that will burn just about all night and put off warmth. It will heat the entire house if you use a fan to blow air to the back parts of the house. Great backup heat source. Through the window, you can see the front pasture. The white stakes that you see out in that pasture are the 25 Dunstan chestnut trees we planted and enclosed in tree tubes. We planted them far enough apart to allow livestock grazing underneath when they are grown.

This is the hall bath that we recently updated.

The new tub enclosure that was installed. Sliding glass doors keep the water in.

Another view of the master bath with the linen closet to the left.

This view shows the back of the home and location of the pool. You can also see the greenhouse, workshop and Independence Hall (party barn) in this picture.

This is the side porch that has views of the front pond. We use this as the main entrance to the home. The front door is rarely used because we have furniture arranged in the living room to accommodate our large family.

A view from the sunporch/mudroom entrance into the living room.

A view out the dining room window into the backyard where the pool is.

 

The other side of the living room. You can see the front door in this photo. Again, we never used this door because we needed the space for furniture so that we could accommodate our 8 person family.

 

We were able to find a smaller double vanity that fit this space so that two kids could brush teeth/wash up at the same time.

This is the master bath. We were planning to update this similar to how we did the hall bath.

A view of the pool on a rainy winter day. It looks much brighter and happier during the summer :)