You can live in one of the grandest homes in the walking town of Pennington. Spend mornings sipping your coffee overlooking your own pond as the deer wander by. The home here at 3 Fitzcharles Drive is adorned with 2 story white columns across the front covered portico with a colored slate floor. The contrast of the white pillars against the rosie brick exterior is stunning as you make the turn off the main roadway. The property is known as the Noah Van Kirk house built in 3 phases beginning in 1820. The home was originally a small farm house which grew over the years. The success of the turkey farm on the grounds around it enabled the family to enlarge the house to become more of a plantation style estate, which could accommodate a growing family. Walking up to the house you pass thru a white picket fence to the front door, it leads you into the 8 foot wide center hall which greets you with high ceilings. The parlor, living room, and dining room have large openings on either side of center hall, the main staircase is set back, and each of the rooms has mantled fireplaces, accounting for 3 of the 5 fireplaces in the house. As you pass thru the parlor to the sunroom you find yourself in the coziest space in the house. The special sunroom has light that floods in from 3 sides as you overlook the western lawn. The room has large double doors that lead to the lawn where the fire pit is located. The kitchen is to the rear of the house with its terracotta floor and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which lead to a wood deck elevated over a stream feed pond. The view is soothing with gentle green slopes leading down to the pond, trees and woodlands encircling the 2.35 acre property. The circular driveway is off to the side of the house and the home's main entrance. It leads you to both the detached 2 car garage with 2nd living unit above and to the welcoming side covered porch with slate floor. The side entry through the porch was the original front door. You enter a vestibule/foyer that has a large coat closet and brings you to the other side of the dining room on one side and a sitting room with a 2nd set of stairs on the other side. All the living spaces have finished wood floors from the period of their construction and are very well maintained. The entry to the basement is from this foyer and has the laundry facility and also houses all the utilities, and the sophisticated dual furnace gas heaters. Just through the sitting room is back door and hallway space leading to the rear of the house, powder room and a second entrance to the kitchen. (The back entry makes it easy to get groceries to the kitchen from the driveway area.) The second floor from the front stair leads to a wide hallway. You notice built in bookcases, and start to realize how almost every room in the house has had built-ins or cubbies. This is a house with loads of "nooks and crannies" and storage is abundant throughout. The rooms off this hallway are 2 large bedrooms and a full bathroom, each of the bedrooms goes thru to what could be a nursery, or a shaded dressing room or could even be made into a walk in closet/dressing room for each of the bedrooms. The hallway leads to a 3rd floor stair to a large playroom/recreation space. The living space over the garage consists of a Living room, Kitchen, 2 bedroom, full bathroom, and a loft space and acts as ample storage space. There is a balcony from the kitchen with a breathtaking view of the rear yard, woods, and pond. The washer and dryer are below in a lower level-Rent $1,800
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