2497 Smith Road, Charles town, WV, 25414
At the end of a long tree-lined drive stands a stately historic home under the shade of an enormous Hackberry tree. Constructed in 1858 it is an excellent example of Italianate architecture with its three-story tower with arched windows, gently sloping galvanized metal roof, and deep overhanging eave supported by acorn pendant corbels. Eleven-foot ceilings throughout the main and second levels flood the home with natural light and provide views in every direction. An extensive renovation has recently been completed showcasing an exceptional kitchen, multiple baths, and modern utilities. The home is artfully finished, restoring the aspect of the original structure with the expectation of modern-day conveniences. As you walk through the front double French doors you are greeted by the foyer and the gracefully curved staircase. To the right is one of several gathering areas in the home. Bright and spacious the room includes a fireplace and a columned bay window seating nook. The room to the left of the entry has a wall of built-in millwork, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an unexpected modern chandelier Currently serving as a dining room it could easily be a home office or library. The heart of every home is the kitchen, and this one does not disappoint with white cabinetry that spans from floor to ceiling, a huge center island, upgraded appliances, and a walk-in pantry. The original jib door windows, which open to one of three of the home’s porches, are juxtaposed with a modern ceiling fan, pendant fixtures, and an exposed brick gas-burning fireplace. The sitting area of the kitchen provides an access to the back porch with views of the pool and surrounding vistas. The ascension to the second level is comfortable with a wide, low riser staircase. The sitting area on the second floor is the perfect place for a nightcap before turning into one of the three generously sized bedrooms, each with a fireplace and bath. The primary suite which includes three closets opens to a luxuriously appointed bath. Intricate floor tiles, a large fireplace, and an antique chandelier are the backdrops for a spa experience every night. Completing the nearly five thousand square feet of living space is the lower level consisting of an office, kitchenette, mechanical room, full bath, and flex space currently used as a den but suitable for a second office or fourth bedroom. All with access to the back brick patio. The seventeen-acre property rounds out with a pool, pool house/potting shed, tennis court, four board fencing, a barn, run-in shelters, and an income-producing tenant/caretaker’s house. Minutes to Barryville and Route 7, on all hard-surfaced roads this farm is perfect as a primary residence or weekend home, a bed and breakfast, event venue, or legacy property.