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This pristine farmette is museum quality

December 04, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

This pristine farmette of museum quality, built in 1875, is situated in rural Smithsburg, Maryland on three acres, with more than two acres of fenced pasture. This home has been remodeled and upgraded with quality and care in mind.

A tiled floor, a solid oak countertop and wainscoting in the kitchen reflect the quality put into this home. All appliances, including a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, are less than two years old. An island table makes food preparation easy.

Refinished 2-inch oak boards from the original home are on the floor of the living room, cozy with a fireplace insert, large oak mantle, beam ceiling and 2-foot-thick walls.

The eat-in area next to the kitchen also has 5-inch wood floor boards, wainscoting and a pantry.

A cathedral ceiling with exposed beams gives the dining area a spacious, open feeling. Double hung, tilt-in windows provide plenty of light. An oak peg rack and a shelf built of cedar create country charm.

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A guest bedroom is situated to the rear with a large closet and plenty of light from two large windows. A ceiling fan provides ventilation.

A full bath, complete with wainscoting and a tiled floor, is located off the eat-in area.

A laundry/mud room with tiled floor and large windows and stacking washer/dryer is situated to the rear of the eat-in area. The electrical box for the upgraded wiring is located in the laundry room.

Wide oak steps lead to the second floor with a study to the rear. This room has beautifully refinished, original wide pine board flooring.

A tub, sink, linen closet and tiled floor are in the remodeled bath on the second floor.

The master bedroom on the second floor is also floored in wide, 5-inch pine boards. Two wide closets are in the bedroom, which is lighted by wide, double-hung, tilt-out windows.

A door in the bedroom leads to the stand-up, floored attic.

A central vacuum system makes cleaning easy and convenient.

This property also features a detached double-car garage with a walk-in fireplace and an automatic door opener. Other buildings are a smokehouse, a barn (large enough to hold 1,000 bales), a machine shed/workshop and a screened gazebo with a barbeque.

The roofs on the house and smokehouse are three years ago.

The home is heated by oil with forced air heat pump(s) and a wood-burning stove.

A central air conditioning system cools the home. Electricity heats the hot water.

From this home Md. Route 64 provides easy access to schools, shopping, recreation, entertainment and medical care in Smithsburg, Hagerstown and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Interstate 70 can be reached within minutes.

This quality estate home lists for $384,000.

Call Randall Wagner at Mackintosh Realtors, 1830 Dual Highway at 301-790-1700 or 301-491-7394 (cell).

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