Historic village home
Beyond rare - what is believed to be the oldest house in the historic village of Franklin, and in move-in condition. Part of the house is a former inn which was moved to the site, then enlarged. A simple exterior belies the charm that lies within. Walk onto the old fashioned front porch into an oversized entry with a parlor stove. To the left, a large living room flooded with light, and a bedroom or office with full bath. On the right, a large formal dining room with built in-cabinets and a wonderful old kitchen with brand new floors and counter, a sunny breakfast nook and pantry, plus a 15X10 wall of glass doors looking out to the deck for views of formal gardens lovingly created by a plant collector. Upstairs, a modernized bath with vintage fixtures, two sizeable bedrooms, and a third room that holds another double bed. There is a walk-up attic, a large, clean basement, and a large two story carriage house with updated electric that must be seen. The bottom barn level is a charming, stone walled space that could easily be a work or entertaining space. Storage and cars upstairs, plus a third level walk up loft over part of the second floor. The house mechanicals are good - a newer furnace, new electric and new wiring, new hot water heater, new septic and a ten year old roof. In the village, but on a back street, this is a quiet, peaceful setting with a view of the weather coming over Christian Hill every morning. The property feels large, and private, because of the lot's configuration. Walk to the coffee shop, the Farmer's Market, and the Franklin Stage. The village of Franklin is a National Historic District, and this property occupies pride of place in its history.