“INNISFREE”

A bit name for this little place, we thought!

This place is very nice. And we all were really impressed with the walk-through. It’s a bit different of a property for us — in that everything is, well… done. It’s beyond done. Anything that one would want in a property seems to be here.

Full basement? Check. Work out Room? Check. Sauna? Check. 4 Bathrooms (why not?), two woodstoves and two fireplaces? Sure! Inground Pool…HotTub … Awning? Done! Heated Barn! River Frontage! AHHGH! It’s ALL DONE! (Again, a plus in the books of many, but we’re still determining when it comes to us…)

And of course, my camera crapped out after this pretty terrible pic of the garage-turned great room.

The Great Room is where we entered (from the French doors where the garage door used to be) and you can see one fireplace here (the stone woodstove platform), but not 10 feet from it to the right, there was a gas fireplace (I think just gas, it had those little fake logs) shown below.

This room gave the property quite a boost up to the reported 1800sf — (the inside was cozy for sure, but it was lacking some of the space we wanted in some of the places we wanted it.) From the Great Room, you walked into the kitchen/main area, which was very nice and cozy. The kitchen was a bit smallish and had newer (albeit honey-oaky cabinetry.) Above the kitchen was a loft space (only accessible by a ladder), but also was very pretty. Opposite the island, the room opened up to a nice white-paneled woodstove area and dining nook.

Downstairs also had a ‘living’ room, which had really nice built-ins all around. It also had windows on all walls, and the door (looks like the ‘front’ door in the first photo) opened into it. The master was also on the first floor – a decent 13×18 space, which was comfy enough and really light-filled. It also had an attached bathtub/sink area, which was nicely updated (despite the plumb paint) and a shared split powder room that people in the main house could use just the toilet area, if they wanted.

Upstairs was a bit of a disappointment, with those pitched Cape bedrooms — one was pretty small but functional, and another was twin-only material. Both shared a long, narrow bathroom with teensy sink and tub. A bit uncomfortable for adults, but probably serviceable for smaller kids.

The Basement, however WOWED with a huge gym area, laundry area, shop/storage, full sauna, another full bathroom, and walkout to the yard.

The yard, of course, was covered in three feet of snow, but we’re assuming looks something like this:

The Barn was the final flourish. It was drop-dead gorgeous. Heated, two tackrooms/wash stations, half bath, two pretty stalls, and an attached paddock. The rest of the property line went back, down to a river.

So. there’s the Cape! It’s cute, it’s small in some ways, big in other ways. We just need to figure out if the space is where we need/want it. We’re a bit ‘meh’ on the pool (work, money, electric bills, chemicals), kind of miffed that there’s no garage when there… was a garage. Slightly concerned that the upstairs is too tight for longer-term guests. Not sure we need all 14 bathrooms this place seems to have. And overall, just digesting the idea that it’s *not* a big old fixer-upper. SO. The pictures really do not do it justice (these are obviously stock from the listing), and if we do walk through again, I’m bringing the newer Camera.

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