On the Market: A Warm Rustic Farmhouse in Dennis
The bounty includes vaulted ceilings and a wood stove all set on three acres.
640 Setucket Road, Dennis
Size: 3,000 square feet
Looking for a new home often involves some sleuthing past marketing spin. Like that catch-all word “rustic.” Are we talking rustic like a purposeful design choice, or rustic as in a coat of paint slathered onto a run-down house?
You can rest easy that this minimal rustic beauty in East Dennis, though, is the former. The home was a dated 1970s ranch, but was completely overhauled in 2018 by a realtor and a woodworker. What that means for potential buyers is a chance to snatch up a masterfully crafted home and not a hasty flip that’s sure to flop.
From the board and batten siding to the custom ceilings, this home is all about the details. The great room boasts reproduction farmhouse floors that resemble wide pine, but in a gray palette to harken to antique homes. The kitchen was designed with minimalism in mind (because how often are you actually going to use that pasta faucet by the stove, anyway?) featuring only the necessities, with a stainless steel hood adding a glimmer along with the granite countertops. The minimal vibe carries into the living room, where you want to curl up by the wood stove on the couch with a yellow lab. The first floor also features a mudroom with cathedral ceilings, two bedrooms, and an office.
The staircase that unites the levels elevates function into fine art. A mix of wood and steel, the wide-open design allows you to see right from the second floor down to the basement. And with no walls in the way, it lends an open feel to the already airy layout. Up those stairs awaits the primary suite with its sitting room, walk-in closet, and expansive bath. The starring features of the bathroom are the standalone soaking tub and the antique bureau that the homeowners crafted into a farmhouse sink. And throughout the second-floor sanctuary you can spy views of the rolling three acres of land just beyond.
For information, contact Christine McGrath, Gibson Sotheby’s Realty, gibsonsothebysrealty.com.
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