Welcome to 244 Leopard Road... Waiting for you is a meticulously restored 1880's farmhouse in top rated T/E school district. An open floor plan offers an airy feel throughout the main level, made cozy with the charm of original hardwood floors, wood beams and wainscoting. Reproduction push button style switches remind you of days long past, while drawers equipped with charging ports accommodate today's technology! The living room with original built-in cabinetry opens to a large (new in 2022) chef's kitchen with an oversized island that seats 4+, a farmhouse sink, coffee bar, and high end smart appliances (Monogram column refrigerator & freezer, 6 burner gas range with pot-filler, and second oven that doubles as a microwave, steamer and warming drawer). Adjacent eat-in dining area is complete with a built-in bar and wine refrigerator that is easily stocked from the underground wine cellar just steps away.
A large family room with stone fireplace (gas) boasts high ceilings, accented with wood beams and architectural lighting. Finishing off the first floor, you'll find a home office with original wood burning fireplace that doubles as a fireside dining room.
On the second level, you will marvel at the random width pine floors throughout. The newly renovated (2022) primary bedroom has vaulted ceilings, wood beams, and a walk-in closet that most homes of this era lack. The new primary bath has double sinks, a large marble shower and shiplap walls that fit seamlessly into the character of the home. There is even a laundry chute that delivers your clothes to the laundry room with front loading LG washer & dryer! Two more good-sized bedrooms are on this level (one with a cedar lined closet) as well as an updated hall bath with marble tile.
On the third floor you'll find two additional rooms, with their own zone of HVAC, allowing you to expand the capacity of the home as needed while staying energy efficient. One room even has twin beds built in on either side, making clever use of space. (Currently, there are two bedrooms on the third floor) New HVAC throughout, updated electric and plumbing, and recently installed roof.
Enjoy an alfresco meal or morning coffee on the original front porch that looks out onto the fully gated yard and perennial cutting gardens to enjoy from spring through fall!
This home is an extremely rare find and has been lovingly maintained and updated by the same owner for over 20 years, during which many time capsules have been found within walls to reveal notes, pictures and historic tidbits from previous owners, providing precious clues and insights to the home's history. It is believed to have been an original Sears Kit Home from the late 1800s.
Note-In the public record, the square footage is listed at 2064. This does not account for the family room added by the prior owners and the additional space added in 2022 with the kitchen or the now finished third floor. The estimated square footage according to the architect for the 2022 renovation is 2600. A survey would be required to determine actual square footage.