Historic House in Mint Condition. 5 Bedrooms. Fireplace. Pool. Pool House/Party Barn. Pond. Views. Close to Town. 7.66± Acres.
One of Bethlehem's fine historic properties complete with a lovely five bedroom mid-19th Century Colonial overlooking Bird Pond, created in 1802 to supply water power for nearby woolen and grist mills. A much-photographed antique ice house at pond's edge provided ice for Bethlehem's growing dairy farms and is now a pool house. Towering evergreens frame the house and an expanse of lawn sweeps gently to the pond. Extensive house renovations were done in recent years. Kitchen has french doors opening toward the pond, granite counters, high-end appliances/Wolf stove, pantry, a farmhouse sink and direct access to the garage. The expansive family room includes antique floorboards, exposed beams and a cozy library end with built-in bookcases. The formal dining room and living room with fireplace are separated by pocket doors and have antique floors and long windows looking onto the wraparound porch. Upstairs the master bedroom occupies the rear of the house with pond view, cathedral ceiling and a wall of closets. There are four other bedrooms, one of which can serve as an upstairs study, home office or exercise room. A petanque (bocci) court runs alongside the fenced veggie garden near the pool. The two-stall horse barn has water, electricity and possibilities for other uses. Bird Pond Farm is a charming, relaxed country property in a bucolic setting where you can still see hay wagons go by in summer. Near town, the farmstand at March Farm and fine dining at Oliva on Main.