Enduring symbols of a vibrant rural tradition, barns are readily the heart and soul of a new generation of imaginative country houses. Poised on 4.26 pastoral acres, this circa 1800 barn was converted to a residence in the 1970s. Today, the home’s 2007 transformation bestows light-filled open spaces and maximizes nature-driven energy resources while preserving the home’s rustic native spirit.
French Country style is as much a way of living as an architectural form. It’s being outside as readily as indoors; it’s the leisurely enjoyment of family and friends; and La Grange captures it all. The ever-flowering back patio, directly accessible from the kitchen, features a pergola-crowned dining area, a fire pit, and a roof-sheltered hot tub. The 70-unit lighting system allows entertaining to continue well into the night.
Remnant stone walls and hand-hewn barn beams shape and order the space. In the Great Room, relaxing and special gatherings take place beneath the 28-foot cathedral ceiling anchored by original truss beams. The room’s lofty height allows natural light to pass along the structure’s east-to-west axis, brightening all in its path. Four generously-sized bedrooms, including two master suites, are each accompanied by a bathroom for additional calm and privacy.
Provence’s warm hues and tones of grayscale blue colorfully wash surfaces in the country kitchen. Robust appliances are embedded in cottage-inspired custom cabinetry while tiled countertops are inset with whimsical bucolic scenes. Windows in the breakfast room capture the morning sun. A sheltered sanctuary, the second floor master bedroom enjoys its own wing with a walk-in fitted closet and convenient laundry room tucked behind sliding barn doors.
Providing all season comfort throughout the home are radiant heat with 11 dedicated heating zones and 3 separate cooling zones. Solar and geothermal energy systems guarantee maximum efficiency and very low energy costs.
The small village of Glen Gardner is charming with its 18th century inn. This location is also close to downtown Clinton with its restored antique homes, offering everything from restaurants and museums to quality shopping. Interstate 78 is a convenient five mile-drive away, allowing for an easy commute without the noise and traffic of a nearby busy thoroughfare.
stunning and dramatic living space. The 2 MBR, on the 1st and 2nd floors, are very generously sized, featuring majestic cathedral ceilings. A versatile 2-story lofted artist's studio/in-law suite with full bath completes the presentation. The uncompromising quality continues to the exterior's 40 year roof, cedar siding and stone work. A private patio directly off the kitchen has a pergola for dining and a gazebo over the hot tub. Equally impressive is the average $175/month combined cost for radiant heat, AC and hot water, a result of the incredibly efficient "green" geothermal and solar technology systems. A true gem.
Property Features Include: Attached Garage, Garage Door Opener, Multi-Zone Cooling, Three Units, Radiant - Hot Water Heating, Geothermal Heat, Multi-Zone, Two Units, Unfinished Partial Basement
Additional Information: Carbon Monoxide Detector, Range/Oven-Electric, Refrigerator, Hot Tub, Washer, Instant Hot Water, Dishwasher, Self Cleaning Oven, Water Softener-Own, Kitchen Exhaust Fan, Dryer, Microwave Oven, Sump Pump
Home Owners Assoc. Fee: $40
Built in: 1800
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 3.9