Oh, the luxury of living in the past! The James W. Thomas house, where 19th century craftsmanship blends seamlessly w/ 21st century updates and technology. This magical & inviting home is located in the charming downtown section of Berryville, Virginia, a quaint historic town where days are spent at the Farmers Markets, parks and shops (just a stroll away ) & evenings are spent enjoying the variety of restaurants or enjoying music at the Barns of Rose Hill arts venue. With a prominent presence on Main Street, the home sits graciously on a rare ~ acre lush yard featuring a low maintenance but high impact garden that provides year-round color & privacy. The garden was designed by a landscape architect & nurtured by a Master Gardener, yet is easily cared for by the novice. The maintenance free brick & Hardie Plank siding leave you time to enjoy this special setting! Step inside the foyer & instantly feel the warmth & grace of a home w/ history. Here you will find tall ceilings & antique random-width heart pine floors that glisten as sunlight pours through the wavy glass. Hand-laid plaster walls w/ embossed Anaglypta wallpaper (which can be painted any color you desire) lend a rich yet cozy feel throughout many areas of the home. The impressive living room is finely appointed w/ a gas fireplace and mantel. Just off the living room is the charming enclosed sun porch featuring a wall of windows. The sun porch & hidden brick patio are family favorites. Not to be missed is the rear dining room that overlooks the peaceful back yard and gardens. A full bath is tucked around the corner from the dining room, which has enabled this room to double as a main floor bedroom in years past. At the heart of the home is the Retro style kitchen w/ the feel of a fabulous ~50s era diner! This fun space is the perfect spot for informal dinners w/ room for the chef while friends & family can gather at a large eat-in table and additional casual seating that fits nicely in the space provided by a bay window. Utterly unique features such as a ~cornerless~ floor and chrome trim around the countertops that is all the rage. The enormous built-in pantry will easily hold all your food & cleaning supplies & the built-in fold out ironing board means no more wrinkles. A new Stainless-Steel counter depth refrigerator & SS dishwasher blend nicely and offer the modern conveniences you still need. The kitchen also features a rear door leading to a darling covered porch. Let~s make our way up the classic staircase~to the upper level that also enjoys beautiful heart pine floors, tall ceilings and fantastic light. Three large bedrooms are attractively spaced apart from one another with a centrally located full bath. The lovely Master Bedroom has a wall of custom closets, fully adjustable to suit your needs. The large upper level bathroom has Retro black and white tile and a vintage sink complemented by an impressive custom cupboard for all your linens & toiletries. Also, on this level, is access to the completely floored and illuminated attic. You won~t often find a true basement in a period home but this one even comes with a great story. Here you will find 2 spacious rooms w/ LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) that would make ideal exercise, rec or hobby rooms. There is a laundry room and a utility room which houses the state-of-the-art boiler system & endless H2O Heater. This house is truly one of a kind, where you can enjoy all the charm of yesteryear knowing that the home has been expertly brought into the 21st century: the electric supply is completely updated & expanded, there is a 2-zoned hydronic system & 2 independent A/C heat pumps, and a full custom alarm system. (Please see extensive additional documentation in brochure.) The garage & workshop are fully powered. Don~t miss the vintage brick smokehouse & the Mortgage Button. Not sure what a Mortgage Button is? Come to the Open House Sunday from 1-4 pm & find out. And we will share the great story about the basement!
Attic, Built-Ins, CeilngFan(s), Chair Railing, Crown Molding, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Wood Floors
Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry
Outbuilding Apartment, Secure Storage, Sidewalks
Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, Private, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
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Listing information last updated on April 7th, 2020 at 8:30am EDT.