Sunny Ridge Farm is five acres of pure serenity, steeped in the area’s rich legacy that dates back to the Revolutionary War. The property’s 1798 colonial homestead is a rare piece of American history, built one year after the Village of Holland Patent was founded. It’s a picture perfect setting with mature trees and rolling fields that quietly transports you back to a time when the colonies were forming. John Adams was President, transportation was on foot or by horse and the average life expectancy was 36 years.
While lifestyles have certainly changed since the 18th century, this historic gem has retained all its colonial charm and period character. Every inch of this beautiful 3400 sq. ft., 5 bedroom/3 bath home has been lovingly updated over the years to accommodate a more modern way of life with baseboard oil radiators, an extraordinarily spacious living room, laundry/utility room off the kitchen and a home office/study.
The moment you walk up the brick path to the front door and notice the stately pitched roof, symmetrical facade windows and the red door with iron key…you know you have entered a very unique home.
The original interior features of door hardware, wood plank flooring and exposed beam ceilings are well preserved and breathtaking. The living room to the left of the front door is spacious and inviting with its honey-toned original plank flooring, numerous windows and central fireplace anchoring the space. The room is generous enough to accommodate two seating arrangements and even a full-size piano. It’s a warm, cheerful space ideal for entertaining.
Beyond the living room is a period-perfect dining room. The original plank floors and exposed beams are unlike anything you will find in new construction. This room is full of character and colonial charm.
A convenient study is just off the dining room as is the recently remodeled kitchen with new countertops and crisp white cabinets. Attached to the kitchen is a sizable laundry room and access to the backyard. Also off the kitchen, is a side entrance and cloak room, perfect for everyday use.
The downstairs level also has a convenient bedroom with connected full bath. It’s an ideal space for guests, perhaps a small master suite, or simply extra space for hobbies.
Upstairs you’ll find four light-filled bedrooms with tree top views, a full bath off the hallway, including a spacious master suite with sitting room, huge walk-in closet and ensuite bath. The window views and privacy facing the back acreage from the master suite are stunning.
This period home is loaded with space and thoughtful upgrades to enhance its beauty, functionality and livability. In fact, substantial renovations took place over the last five years including: enhanced insulation to the basement and roof; insulated Anderson windows replaced old windows upstairs, the front foyer and the downstairs bedroom; a Hearthstone fireplace insert with fan was installed in the living room; new electrical circuits and outlets were replaced upstairs and in the downstairs bedroom; and, an upstairs shower with all new plumbing was added. The roof was also redone eight years ago.
Other upgrades include: new kitchen appliances and a new water pump in the barn, which were added in 2013, and in 2016 electricity was connected to the barn with a dedicated circuit breaker. Over this past year, the exterior of the home was completely repainted and the septic was pumped.
The property is move-in ready and conveniently located within the preferred Holland Patent ISD (7 out of 10 rating with Great Schools) and minutes from Hwy 365 and Hwy 12.
Sunny Ridge Farm is a rare opportunity to own a piece of American history with a serene lifestyle that has been cherished by generations. It’s a homestead steeped in a tradition of gentleman farming and one that you don’t want to miss. Call Robin Mongeau today at (315) 896-1009 to schedule your property tour.