This 2,350 sq ft P. Maxwell House at 428 Peck Ln, Orange is a circa 1820 New England Cape with slate roof, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three fireplaces, original wide plank floors, beamed ceilings, wainscoting & wrought iron hardware throughout.
The front foyer opens to the living room with wide plank floors, a beamed ceiling, fireplace, and built-in bookcases framing a bay window with a seat to enjoy a good book.
Once the keeping room, the dining room has a 9 ft mantel fireplace with a bread oven and an original built-in corner hutch.
The keeping room was the hub for all farmhouses at the time with access to the farmyard. Today, meals are prepared in the kitchen with room for the kitchen table, built-in pantry, ample counter space, and cabinets.
The back porch entry off the kitchen has another pantry closet and leads to a screened porch that was once the greenhouse.
Steps off the dining room are the master bedroom, full bath, and front room den. The spacious master bedroom with double closets and a separate cedar closet overlooks the home’s back yard. The full bath has custom cabinetry, a walk-in shower, and a separate jacuzzi tub.
The den has a fireplace and also is the fourth bedroom. A staircase tucked off the dining room leads to two more bedrooms and a full bath that is very quaint with the original clawfoot tub.
There is a cedar closet upstairs and access to the floored storage attic room that could be updated for more living space.
Bordered by a stone wall, the 1.17 acres has a landmark 1938 water tower and a three-car detached garage with a workshop.
This beautiful home has central air cooling and radiator oil heat.
The asking price is $459,000