When the Blooms acquired the property in 1986, the farmhouse stood alone, valiantly attempting to maintain its dignity, having not been taken care of properly for several years.
They purchased it from the family of the original occupants. Clem and Suellen set out to fully restore it to its original beauty, and that they did, while at the same time adding modern amenities and energy saving features.
The farmhouse has about 2100 square feet, three bedrooms and three baths, with a large jacuzzi in the master bath. Along with the two front porches (first floor and second floor), there are two side porches. Two working wood burning fireplaces, original pine flooring throughout, 9-1/2 foot downstairs ceilings, are just some of the 19th century details that make this structure special.
And the farmhouse becomes an even more comfortable dwelling thanks to its custom kitchen cabinetry, new windows, insulation throughout, dual-zone gas-pac central heat and air, and on-demand hot water.
Tucked in behind the farmhouse’s back yard sits the cottage, an antebellum structure that the Blooms moved onto the property in 1988. Like the farmhouse, its 2200 square feet, too, has been fully restored. One of the more unique dwellings you will ever see, its master bedroom is abundantly spacious — 15x27 feet and a cathedral ceiling, and a walk-in closet bigger than most bedrooms. A working gas-log fireplace and a master bath with jacuzzi make this a very special space.
The other bedroom is equally unique — reached by a spiral staircase, it is an intimate secluded spot.
A central atrium, 12” pine floors, a special “piano room,” a wood burning fireplace in the great room — these are just some of the special elements that make this dwelling truly unique. A visit is really the only way to see how so.
Attached to the Cottage by a breezeway, but having its own separate entrance is the 860 square feet Guesthouse, which is another structure that the Blooms moved on to the property. Its one bedroom and bath, a sitting room and kitchen, make it an ideal space for weekend guests. The Blooms often use it as a B&B space, and the reviews they get from visitors speak to their hospitality and the beauty of the homestead.