If you love the charm of a historic home, appreciate stylish modern updates, and crave the privacy life in Greenfield affords you, this just might be the one. These savvy sellers took on a fixer upper and elevated it to this stunning blend of new and old that most only see on TV. Exceptionally unique, this 2,349 square foot home, carriage house with two overhead doors, a leased 625 square foot in-law apartment above, quintessential red barn and country setting is conveniently located just 4 miles from downtown Saratoga.
Entry: The timeless brick exterior and slate roof reflect the time period. Built in 1868 as a Church Rectory, the curb appeal is plenty. An adorable stoop with iron curved rails welcomes guests into the handy mudroom. A coat closet is at the ready with slate floor underfoot. An additional door leads to the side porch, and into the main home.
Living/Dining Room: Nine-foot ceilings, original wide plank flooring and trimwork begin at the entry and run throughout the majority of the home. A uniquely open floorplan, you’ll find to your left a great room with a large dining area with an Elk Lighting modern sputnik fixture above. It’s completely open to the spacious living room with a beautiful, though non-functioning fireplace with brick surround, hearth and Colonial style mantle. A classic grass cloth covering makes for an attractive accent wall.
Kitchen: What once was two separate, too-small spaces, is now an open killer kitchen that’ll have guests swooning! The working side features a functionally perfect layout with ample storage by way of the open shelving, fold-out pantry, sliding cutting board and trash receptacles, and a durable vinyl mosaic-inspired flooring. Perimeter cabinets are topped with honed black pearl granite, lined with a subway tile backsplash, and the stunning focal point is surely the dramatic peninsula made of Calacatta Colorado Marble with deep basin stainless sink and Brizo faucet and soap dispenser. Stainless steel appliances include a JennAir refrigerator, GE Profile range with oven, GE microwave, and new Bosch dishwasher. The entertaining side features the original wide plank floors again, and a breakfast bar for casual meals or drinks, and an additional wall of cabinetry that acts as a built-in hutch with glass doors and central plate rack with open shelf above and plentiful storage below. Nearby, a walk-in pantry adds additional space for dry goods.
Office: The well-sized home office is conveniently on the first floor with a view of the backyard, making work from home all the more pleasant. This room could also be a playroom, or guest room with the full bathroom just around the corner. A door here leads to the solarium with enclosed plunge pool, used for storage currently.
Bathroom/Laundry: This unexpected first floor full bathroom had a makeover too. Stackable laundry (units included in sale) is convenient, as is the stall shower. The tile flooring, baseboards, Toto toilet, slate and glass mosaic wall tile, and pedestal sink were all added. The original window adds a charming touch.
Screened-in Back Porch: The back hall leads you through the adorable dutch door to the incredible back porch. This is clearly another highlight of the home bursting with charm and style. The slate flagstone flooring, exposed brick wall, hanging lanterns, shiplap ceiling and full screens together create the perfect retreat from the world you won’t want to leave. Room to rest, room to dine, it’s an outdoor living space unlike any other, all overlooking the private backyard, barn, and woods beyond.
Upstairs: The traditional staircase is classically painted white with black railing, balusters, and treads with a new carpeted runner. Once upstairs, you’ll find the first bedroom to the left with new textured carpet, built-in cabinets, and a closet. It’s doubled as a playroom in the past with its terrific storage.
Next, you’ll find the second bedroom with ensuite bathroom that can be your master, if the space feels right. A sliding barn door closes in the generous closet, and the ensuite bathroom was renovated with new tile flooring, tile walls, vanity topped with Vermont Montclair danby marble. A stall shower and open linen shelving round out this full bathroom.
On right is the main bathroom. Just completed, this bathroom has a whole new look and it’s sheer perfection! New Bianco Carrara marble floor tile, Toto toilet and pedestal sink, tub/shower with subway tile surround, and Moen chrome fixtures with rainfall shower head.
The third bedroom is on your left, large enough for a king bed with a deep closet and multi-dimensional natural light. At the end of the hall is the fourth bedroom with useful built-in shelves and drawers and windows on both walls, one giving a terrific view of the backyard.
Carriage House: A true 2-car garage with newer individual overhead steel doors and openers sits perpendicular to the home. You’ll have space to store vehicles, sports gear and yard tools. The ceiling is insulated with fire-rated drywall.
In-Law Apartment: Above the garage is a 625 sq. ft. in-law apartment featuring a living room, kitchenette, with one bedroom and a full bathroom. Currently, it’s rented for $850/month plus electric, propane and cable. It has it’s own newer Lenox gas furnace.
Backyard: You’ll be amazed at the property out back! There’s a barn with workshop area and chicken coop, a beautiful outdoor fireplace, a terrific fenced-in lawn, and through the gate woods beyond that are still part of the property that runs up to a picture-perfect stone wall.
Location: This unique home sits in the heart of the Town of Greenfield, Saratoga School District just steps away from the Blue Ribbon award-winning Greenfield Elementary School. It’s just 4 miles to Downtown Saratoga Springs. Greenfield is popular for its idyllic country setting, privacy, and proximity to Saratoga, the Sacandaga area and the North Country.
Mechanicals: It features an oil-fired boiler with hot water baseboard heat, an electric water heater, slate roof with asphalt shingles on the porch, a septic system and drilled well.
This property offers you the unmatched warmth of a period home with the important renovations already completed. Enjoy life in a peaceful country setting, located in a school zone, with the bonus of an income-producing rental is in place.
In-Law Suite Details: Rented for $850/month plus electric. Renter reimburses Owner for propane and cable. A lease is in place, rented month-to-month.
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