Today’s porch tour takes us to this 2,600-square-foot stone-and-cedar, two-story rambler in Monroe, Orange County.
The house was built in 1930, and the stone craftsmanship remains. A spacious addition was added in 2003.
The house sits on less than a third of an acre, but the property is filled with gardens, mature trees, and stonework that make it as fun outside as inside.
The front door leads into this stone-walled enclosed porch.
From there, you enter the foyer/music room, which has hardwood flooring and a rustic fireplace.
The great room—part of the 2003 addition—has a cathedral ceiling, walls of windows, and heated travertine floors.
The kitchen itself has Wolf appliances; an undermount sink; granite counters; and a second sink in the granite-topped island, which seats two. Gray walls complement the original stone walls here.
And there’s lots of stone throughout the rest of the house. This room, off the great room—with a step up to what looks like a second kitchen or an office—has terra-cotta tile flooring, too.
There are three bedrooms, including this snug one with hardwood floors…
…and this bedroom that currently houses what looks like a spa bed or treatment bed. It has its own skylit sitting room.
They share a bathroom that has artful touches like penny tile, a soapstone sink, and a walk-in shower. The house also has a half-bath.
The primary suite is set up like a true retreat. White walls, a skylight in the vaulted ceiling, and bamboo flooring give it a minimalistic airiness. French doors open to a private outdoor balcony overlooking the gardens and woods.
The primary bath has a stone shower, clawfoot soaking tub, and a marble-topped vanity with a square vessel sink.
If all of that isn’t relaxing enough, there’s a cedar sauna outside that would be perfect year-round.
The house comes with rights to this private lake with a sandy beach.
Does this stone beauty summon you? If so, check out 55 Interlochen Parkway, Monroe, with Ralph Harvey, listwithfreedom.com.