Dream Home that Radiates the True Spirit of Farmhouse Living
Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about retreating to a more relaxing, simplistic way of life? There’s just something alluring about a country lifestyle with natural woodlands as your backyard.
Perhaps it’s the early mornings spent sitting on the back porch with a hot cup of coffee watching the sun come up. Or maybe, it’s the cool summer nights roasting marshmallows with friends around the fire pit. If you’ve been thinking it’s time to bring your countryside dream to life…let me introduce you to 8709 Parker Hollow Road in Barneveld.
This 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath split-level home with its 32×40 barn is nestled onto an acre of land and is bursting with all the charm and personality you’d expect in a historic farmhouse. And, when it comes to location, it couldn’t be more convenient. For commuters, it’s only 4 miles to Hwy 12 and 23 minutes to Utica. It’s also less than 5 minutes away from the highly desirable Holland Patent School District (rated 6 out of 10 by Great Schools).
This 1,215 sq. ft. authentic farmhouse is also steeped in the local history as part of a large farm. In the early 1900’s, the original portion of the house was filled with sawdust and ice from the nearby pond to store ice and cheese. It was moved in the 1950s to its current location with the help of a team of horses and large logs used to roll it into place.
Numerous updates and a substantial expansion took place over the years adding a vaulted-ceiling living room, a basement, replacement windows, hardwood floors and vinyl siding. The metal roof, great back porch, barn and septic system were added just 4 years ago.
As you enter the home, you’ll notice a handy half bath to the left of the entryway and the large living room to the right with its 18’ ceilings. This room is strikingly light and airy with six windows surrounding the space.
Just off the living room is an efficient kitchen with convenient eat-in counter, nearby laundry room and pantry. The kitchen’s half wall keeps the space open and provides a natural flow from the living room to the dining area with its large double window facing the backyard.
Transitioning to the back of the house is a roomy full bath with glass tub enclosure, granite top vanity with dark wood cabinet and ceramic tile floors. The well-placed window with its abundant natural light streaming into the room makes this bath especially serene.
Looking beyond the full bath are two bedrooms. The master bedroom with its knotty pine ceiling and large window has a rustic, cozy feel of the perfect retreat after a long day.
Next to the master bedroom is another bedroom space that could be easily opened up to create a spacious lower level master suite.
Moving back toward the dining room is access to the large basement. This space is loaded with possibilities as a family game room, hobby space, or just a storage area.
Upstairs is a great sleeping loft and the ultimate hideaway for lounging with a great book on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It has a surprising amount of attic storage and can easily accommodate two beds or be divided to form two bedrooms. This is one area that is sure to be a sleepover favorite.
As you can see, this is no cookie-cutter home. Although rustic and unpretentious, this home has a great sense of style that radiates the true spirit of farmhouse living. It’s the perfect country home with a great location, great schools, and an enviable lifestyle. Don’t waste another moment daydreaming.