We’re wrapping up our poolside theme this week with a stunner that mixes vintage and modern in Rock Tavern, Orange County.
The bigger, main house here was built in 2009. It’s attached to an old schoolhouse that was built way earlier: 1867, to be exact.
The brick shell of the schoolhouse is as beautiful now as it was when children roamed within its walls.
The keystone is still there, too.
Now, the schoolhouse is home to a sparkling hardwood-floored open-plan great room that includes a fabulous kitchen and lots of room to hang out. Stainless-steel appliances from Miele and SubZero include double wall ovens, a family-size fridge, a six-burner gas cooktop, and a dishwasher. There’s a butcher block island (which seats four) and granite tops the white base cabinets in the rest of the kitchen. There’s tons of room for a large dining area and various conversation (and music) areas.
There’s a laundry room with cool exposed brick, too.
A windowed breezeway leads from that great room into another one in the main house. This features a stacked-stone fireplace, tall ceilings, lots of windows and French doors, and the same gleaming floors.
The main-level primary bedroom has a beamed, vaulted ceiling…
A walk-in closet that Carrie Bradshaw’s dreams were made of…
…and this handsome bath, with stone tile on the floors, walls, and in the oversized, glass-enclosed shower.
Head upstairs to find two more bedrooms and a bath.
The secondary bedrooms are basic and bright. Each has a double-size closet.
They share a hall bath.
The finished basement has a couple of oversized rooms and a lot of storage possibilities.
Both the main house and the schoolhouse (which total 2,387 square feet) hug a fenced backyard that’s gorgeous and has a gas-heated salt-water pool.
A large garage was added to the back of the schoolhouse. If the property’s 1.4 acres isn’t big enough for the fun you have planned, across the street you can romp in the 6,700-acre Stewart Forest Preserve, perfect for hiking and biking and mushroom hunting.
If you want to learn more about this special place, check out 1797 Little Britain Road, Rock Tavern, from Timothy Fenfert with Howard Hanna Rand Realty.