On the Market: A Farmhouse in Hamilton with Its Own Guest Cottage
A spin on refined rusticity, the estate also features a hot tub on the ample bluestone terrace.
489 Bay Road, Hamilton
Size: 5,581 square feet
Set on over five acres of land right by the horse trails of Myopia Hunt Club, life in this historic home boasts all the beauty of farm life without the actual work. No animals to tend or fields to plow. All you need to do is unwind with the whole herd by the fire in the great room and gaze out over the lush lawn.
Though built in 1746, a 2005 down-to-the-studs overhaul of this colonial farmhouse brought in a bounty of modern features: the custom tiled baths, the radiant heat, and new windows along with wiring, plumbing, and air conditioning. Efforts were made to use reclaimed wood for updates to seamlessly blend the old with the new.
The first-floor great room provides ample room for barn-raising bashes once quarantine is over. The mammoth space flows between the kitchen—with its granite countertops, tile backsplash, and custom cabinets—and the informal dining area and living area with its vaulted ceilings. Come harvest time, whip up meals at the wood-topped kitchen island and at the quirky blue stove with a steel hood that matches the tile backsplash detailing. Historic reclaimed beams unite the grand space, with a two-story stone fireplace next to custom built-ins taking center stage in the living area. A formal dining room and an additional sitting room, both with fireplaces, also grace the first floor.
When it’s time to count sheep, retire to the main-level primary suite with its full bath, dressing room, walk-in closet, and walk-out access to the bluestone patio. Guests hit the hay in one of four bedrooms on the second level, including a second suite with marble and tile finishes and a double-vanity. The separate carriage house, meanwhile, features a two-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and a two-car garage to park your vehicles.
Here, the outside blends with the inside. Break bread in a screened-in porch that’s bordered by greenery. Evening gatherings in the living room spill out onto the wide bluestone terrace, where you can take a dip in the hot tub, or simply sit and appreciate the bounty of the land.
For information, contact Karen Bernier, Churchill Properties, churchillprop.com.
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