Beautiful Colonial for sale in Arnold Mills neighborhood

Beautiful Colonial for sale in Arnold Mills neighborhood

CUMBERLAND – This classic Colonial, completely fenced and stone-walled in for privacy, is an entertainer’s delight set on 1.5 acres of beautifully-landscaped grounds in the Arnold Mills neighborhood, at 7 Hillside Road, and adjacent to Franklin Farm.

“This is an iconic home in Cumberland,” Kimberly Horvath, one of the Realtors of Residential Properties, said. “It’s one of those houses that everyone has always admired. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous.”

With expansive front and back yards, the house is also surrounded by trees for privacy and to keep with privacy there is a working gate at the top of the driveway. Since 2000 there have been perennial gardens added including hundreds of spring bulbs, roses, lilac bushes, dogwoods, red maples, hostas, hydrangeas (lace cap and mop head), Japanese maples, cherry trees, crabapple, snowbell, forest pansy redbud and more than140 evergreens.

Walking toward the back of the yard there is a fenced-in, inground pool with a natural gas heater.

“You can utilize the pool much earlier in the year as well as much later,” Horvath said.

Other amenities outside include a 10-foot-by-20-foot barn at the bottom of the yard and a double storage shed at the bottom of the driveway.

Built in 1929, this historic house features many original details along with updated amenities. The lower level of the house adds to the entertainment factor. From the family room, a double stairway leads you to the basement that features a game room with a wet bar, brick fireplace and a guest suite.

The main level features a front-to-back formal living room with a fireplace and built-in shelves.

“The living room overlooks the pool on one side and Franklin Farm on the other,” Horvath said.

Hardwood floors extend into the dining room where there is a built-in china cabinet and wainscoting. Hardwood floors were added to the kitchen and family room while the original oak floors were refinished in 2018.

The eat-in, wood-paneled kitchen has been redone over the years and Horvath said despite the bigness of the house, it is extremely energy efficient as everything runs on gas. There is a generous pantry and ample storage space as well. A wet bar area adjoins the expansive family room that includes a beamed ceiling and a grand stone fireplace.

The upper level of the home features a master suite with a walk-in closet and renovated ensuite bath. The home also boasts four bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths.

To add to the peace and serenity the house brings, there are three screened porches accessible from the kitchen, family room and the first floor office with lavette. Each porch features a different, tranquil view.

Windows throughout the home have been replaced and upgraded to Anderson and there is a new Elgin septic system put in in 2010. In 2006, a new 30-year roof was installed on the home and sheds. The barn roof was refurbished in 2017.

The location of the house is close to many amenities in town as well as the highway. The house includes an ADT alarm.

This Colonial offers 2,975 square feet of living space and is listed at $624,900 by Sandy Soares and Kimberly Horvath at Residential Properties, Cumberland.

An open house will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 2 p.m.