$20,000 of improvements in 2015
- New professionally installed, high-efficiency Inner G Tech furnace.
- All new professionally installed ductwork throughout entire house.
- New water pump from well.
- New pipes and electrical from well to both houses. (No steel pipes to rust in well or under ground.)
- New professionally installed, Bradford-White, 67-gallon, high efficiency water heater
- New windows on front and west side of house.
- High efficiency Country Stoves S-260 wood stove, installed 2008. This stove can be adjusted to heat just the downstairs or the entire house. Heating the entire house for the entire winter requires only four to five cord of wood. The chimney has been cleaned every year of operation.
Double Doors Create a 35′ Living /Family Room
When this home was remodeled in 1975, the owners added a large, 19′ x 16′ living room with chandeliers. That room was connected to 16-foot by 13-foot Family/Dining Room by double-wide, double doors which swing out of the way. The 9-foot opening combines the two rooms into a 35-foot room, used for entertaining. But the doors can close to make two completely separate rooms.
Large Kitchen adjoining Family/Dining Room
The 16-foot by 12-foot kitchen allow for plenty of space for cooking and eating. It was designed to hold a family table for ten people and still have room to work efficiently. The modern, glass-topped stove, large refrigerator, and dishwasher are all part of the kitchen and remain with the house, if desired. The kitchen adjoins the 16′ x 13′ Family/Dining room by a 6½-foot wide walkway.
Huge Pantry off Kitchen
The pantry is an 11′ x 9′ foot room. You will have abundant space for long-term food storage, a 2nd refrigerator, and all of you current family-food storage, conveniently located immediately off the kitchen. The separate furnace room extends off the pantry, and is enclosed by a doorway.
The Family/Dining Room
Because of the double doors between the Living Room and the Family room, and because of the open walkway between the Kitchen and the Family room, this Family/Dining room can be used regularly as a formal dining room or as a comfortable family room. It’s your choice.
Double-door, 2-story Entrance with Chandeliers
One of the hallmarks of this home is the double-door, 2-story entrance. Met by a double-door entrance, you open the door and walk into a receiving area with 19-foot ceiling, accented by massive rustic wood beams, original brick walls, and lighted by three chandeliers. The four-foot wide stairway adds to the open feel (and also makes moving furniture up or down a simple process.) With three-feet more wide, two-story high hallway next to the stairway, the entire entrance is lit by six vertical windows that provide abundant light during the day and beautiful ambiance at night. The hallway extends to a wide closet, or is pre-constructed to be opened directly into the kitchen.
Massive “4-car” Garage for Hobbies
The garage is a spacious 24 foot, 2-cars wide by 42 feet deep. The space always amazes those who happen to visit. The front space provides abundant space for a wood shop, space for restoring a custom car, or any other hobby. The garage includes a separate chimney and a wood stove which can heat the garage any time you want to work or play.
This basement, built under the 1975-construction was built specifically for food storage. Although ductwork is available to heat, this basement, with 8-foot ceilings, naturally stays between 55 and 65 degrees all year long.
Easy Access Walkway Below
Originally it was very difficult to access plumbing, heating, and other mechanical areas of the original home. The Mackleys excavated and cemented 5-foot deep walkways, power, and lighting below the floor. Now it is easy to access all plumbing, ductwork, and electrical which flows beneath the home. The plumbing was all updated with PEX pipe in 2005. In 2015, all of the heating ducts were replaced and extended to every room in the original home and the new portion.