Farm-House Charm: An Easton Country Estate Restored to its 1800s Roots
Apr 21, 2017 09:00AM
● By Cate Reynolds
Located in High Banks of Easton, this country estate has been restored to its 1800s rootsBy Lisa A. Lewis
All historic homes have a fascinating story to tell, and this enchanting four-level colonial home is no exception. Named “Middlespring,” due to the fact that the “middle spring” in the woods was the only source of water available for the farm animals during severe droughts, the home is steeped in history and has left behind indelible reminders of the past. Indeed, a veritable treasure trove of artifacts still remains on the property, including shards of pottery, salt glaze, crockery, bottles, bricks, a musket ball, a hair pin, and pages from a child’s primer dating back to the early 1800s that was discovered in the walls. The property, which was listed on November 8th, 2015, closed on December 1st, 2016.
Situated on beautiful grounds, surrounded by 400 acres of farmland, the home has been meticulously restored—successfully merging the past and the present while maintaining its original charm and character. Rustic wood ceiling beams and cozy wood-burning fireplaces are seamlessly blended with modern amenities, creating a cheerful, cozy atmosphere throughout the home’s interior spaces. And exquisite detailing, including crown molding, adds a touch of absolute elegance.
The home’s exterior features are equally delightful and include a huge barn, which is more than 100 years old and was renovated in 2008, horse stalls, and a fenced-in pasture. Adding to the property’s charm and unique history is a white ash tree that is said to be more than 300 years old and the third largest in the state.
“Showing this home was a pleasure for me because I always saw something new,” says Cornelia C. Heckenbach of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., the listing agent for the property. “It was like stepping back in time. Everything was lovingly restored, and seeing how much love was devoted to the restoration of the home made me feel happy every time I went there.”
Primary Structure Built: 1824
Sold For: $910,000
Original List Price: $998,000
Last Sold/Price: $225,000 (1992)
Living Space: 2,719 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 8.21 acres