The Day – Rooms with a View

When Madeline Maginess first got here to see the 1900-era farmhouse at 39 Ferry Highway in Chester, she in reality got here by means of ferry. She and her Realtor Nassim Saad of RE/MAX On the Bay took the Chester-Hadlyme ferry throughout the Connecticut River to reach within the charming city of Chester, Connecticut.

“I like Chester, and when the itemizing got here up, there was simply one thing about the home that caught my eye,” Maginess recalled.

“After we got here off the ferry and got here across the nook, I noticed the home and had a sense. It is so stunning right here,” she stated.

As they toured the home, Maginess was launched to the work the earlier house owners had accomplished. They’d compiled a scrapbook of the renovation that took many of the home all the way down to the studs, and the photographs chronicled their painstaking strategy to the rebuild.

“They have been capable of make the house extra modern in design, with out shedding what it was — a colonial farmhouse with a middle staircase and, after all, the attractive entrance porch,” the home-owner stated.

Extra just lately, Maginess has enlisted Saad’s assist as soon as once more, for the bittersweet sale of the house. The asking value is $559,000.

Maginess appreciated her owner-predecessor’s eye for inside design, particularly the best way they redesigned the kitchen. “So far as their tastes, I could not have picked out something higher — each element, from the backsplash to the {hardware}. For instance, they selected crystal knobs that jogged my memory of a really outdated home that I grew up in.”

She famous that the house isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it is also neatly laid out and expertly outfitted. The middle island offers a process or serving floor and seating for informal eating. There’s additionally an adjoining eating space, for extra formal eating furnishings.

“After I’d entertain, I might use the island to serve appetizers, anticipating that individuals would assist themselves and transfer to the eating desk or go into the lounge, however usually they’d keep across the island, and within the spring, summer season and fall, all people simply heads out to the entrance porch,” she recalled.

The earlier house owners additionally completed the third, attic degree, including hardwood flooring and storage. Maginess has leveraged it for a den and a house workplace.

“However conceivably, it is giant sufficient to make a 3rd bed room,” she instructed.

The farmhouse is located on the 1.64-acre lot, complemented by two outbuildings — a indifferent storage and a barn. It is unsure when the barn was added to the property, nevertheless it contained farm tools artifacts when she purchased the house, and a neighbor advised her that it had way back been used for livestock. At the moment, she makes use of it for storage and as a spacious potting shed.

The 2-bay storage accommodates one full-sized car and a subcompact automobile. Or the second, smaller bay could possibly be leveraged as storage or for a workshop.

Yr-round, the abundance of home windows all through the house delivers charming views of the River and Gillette Fort, perched excessive on the opposite facet of the water.

“You possibly can see the fort on a regular basis, however the river views are at their greatest from November to April, earlier than the foliage fills in,” she attested.

The entrance porch has been her favourite place to look at colourful birds, together with eagles, bluebirds and, just lately, an enormous pileated woodpecker passing by way of. It’s the form of porch, operating your complete size of the entrance of the home, that invitations rocking chairs and firm.

Chester’s Principal Avenue, only a mile away from the house, bustles with eating places, musical occasions, boutique buying and the Norma Terris Theater.

Requested to explain Chester to potential consumers who might not already know the city, Maginess replied, “Charming is the primary phrase that involves thoughts. Additionally, persons are very welcoming, very heat and pleasant.”

Property: 39 Ferry Rd., Chester

Bedrooms: 2

Baths: 2

Sq. Footage: 1,800

Acreage: 1.64

Asking Worth: $559,000

Vendor’s Agent: Nassim Saad, RE/MAX On the Bay; Cellular: (203) 641-7912; Workplace: (860) 739-0888; [email protected]


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