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204 NORTH WATER is the perfect marriage between early 20th century and 21st century. The era in which it was built featured many gracious details all retained and meticulously restored. One is struck by the inviting front porch, the Victorian details of ballastrades, true working shutters, metal roof and Wisteria mounted along porch eaves. So typical of the time.
Adding to the gracious lifestyle is the squareENTRANCE HALL where the original stairway is situated so the side of the stairway is featured as a focal point of the entrance including its handsome newel posts, railings and gentle rise to the second floor.
To the left is the LIVING ROOM with fully-functioning original pocket doors between the entrance hall, living room and the separate, spacious
DINING ROOM. The wood floors throughout the house are beautifully finished and original.
In both the living room and dining room the ceiling in the bay windows has been designed to house modern recessed lights. Here there are custom designed radiator covers. The like-new condition of the woodwork, walls, decorative mantel and tile coupled with the lighting adds to the dramatic feeling of these social spaces.
Adjacent to the dining room and kitchen is a new screened porch which flows to the gardens.
The new, very large, quite contemporary, inviting and well-equipped KITCHEN and FAMILY AREA beautifully complements the original traditional architecture. The floor is heated as in all the baths.
On the second level there are three gracious bedrooms (or two bedrooms and an office/library). All meticuously restored. The two front rooms enjoy a view of the Chester River and Chester River Bridge. The third room with built-in bookshelves offers a view of the garden and charming outbuilding. A new, modern bath is nearby. All baths and the powder room feature inlaid tiles from Portugal and Italy as an artistic features. Here is a heated towel rack.
A "back" stairway leads to the MASTER BEDROOM AND MASTER BATH. This very private space offers views of the Chester River and inlaid Portuguese tile displayed above double windows and window seat. An attractive master bath was added that features a folding glass shower door. ALL the baths have heated toilet seats, handsome tile work, modern fixtures and heated floors.
The OUTBUILDING in situated in a slight rise in the garden a brick walk from the main house. It is heated, has its own electrical service, exhaust fan, a window air conditioner and is fully insulated. A great space for a workshop or studio. There is a timed sprinkler system for the garden beds and plantings.
All new PLUMBING including a unique individual direct line to each faucet for both hot and cold water. All new WIRING.
204 North Water ca. 1900
Located in Historic District of Chestertown
The current owners, an accomplished architect and his talented, artist wife have restored/renovated this lovely old house plus added a contemporary kitchen wing over the past several years.
The property they purchased in 2009 had been in the same family for many decades and untouched by time. It now boast new wiring, plumbing and heating/air condiitoning and all the modern amenities.
The gardens have been re-designed and enhanced where an attractive
and very useful outbuilding stands.