Revolution-Era Beauty in the Town of Warwick, $875K

  |  June 28, 2022

Today’s Warwick house predates the town in which it sits by six years. Its solid stone walls shelter an expansive, well-maintained interior.

Built in 1782, the five-bedroom, 2,887-square-foot house has amazing details like original wide-plank floors. But there’s room for cosmetic updates, as well.

In response to the question “Do you like flowers?”, the entry’s answer is an emphatic “Yes!”

The living room is a bit more sedate, but those floors have a wow factor all their own. And if you’ve fallen in love with that fieldstone fireplace…

…be prepared for double the swoon—its twin is in the parlor on the other side of the shared wall.

The dining room holds onto Early American touches like iron hinges (a throwback to the historic Bellvale Forge, burned by the British before the American Revolution) and wide floorboards and baseboards.

The kitchen is where this home really delves into its past. Hand-hewn beams crisscross the ceiling, and the stone that built the home shows its face here, too. An intricate brick fireplace nook cradles a woodstove. We can’t tell if that’s carpet underfoot, but the new owner might want to rethink the flooring as well as the countertops.

Upstairs, this open sitting room is inviting with a sunny dormer.

Five bedrooms—including this large primary bedroom, with a wide-plank floor and lots of room for additional furniture—fill the second level.

The other bedrooms range from simple, whitewashed rooms with painted plank flooring…

…to rooms with vintage wallpaper that’s “almost” too precious to replace, if you think of the little children who fell asleep here amid the dreamboats.

The house has two bathrooms: This one, with a large, walk-in shower (and teeny sink)

—and this viney, more-traditional bathroom.

Outside, there are more than 49 acres of fields, wetlands, meadows, and creeks. This wisteria-laden pergola shades a bluestone patio outside the kitchen.

The crushed-stone, circular driveway is ringed by a two-car garage/barn with a loft, and a two-stall horse barn.

The 49.4-acre property extends all the way to the edge of Wickham Lake and the 400-acre Wickham Woodlands Park. It’s a short hop to a delicious double-dip cone at Bellvale Farms Creamery and just 10 minutes to the Stanley Deming Park playground and everything that the downtown Village of Warwick has to offer.

Does this stunning stone home light a fire inside you? If so, find out more about 297 Bellvale Lakes Road, Warwick, from Jacob Matthews with Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

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