Introducing the Clare Schoolhouse. Nestled amongst 4.7 acre treed lot with a small stream and surrounded by gently rolling farmland you'll find this lovingly restored 1888 school house. This country school once housed up to 80 students. Over the last 36 years the current owners have carefully renovated and updated this home to maintain its original character while still meeting the needs of a modern lifestyle. Attention to maintaining original character includes the rock maple hardwood flooring, original trim work and retaining a 17 foot high living area with exposed timber frame wood truss system. Character has been maintained by the inclusion of the BC cedar shake roofing, kitchen cabinetry constructed from locally harvested clear white pine and a maple staircase to the loft bedrooms. Primary heating is provided by a Temp-Cast masonry heater that is housed in a 7 ton custom-built brick fireplace. Skylights provide natural light to the two loft bedrooms. Additional living space is provided by an enclosed sunroom. Enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sounds of nature on the oversized, south facing deck area overlooking the uniquely landscaped lot and the stream ravine or while walking through the extensive natural garden area. 35 x 30' board and batten, triple car garage also houses a heated workshop area and a loft. This oasis of peacefulness and tranquility is located on a quiet country road only 2 miles off asphalt.
Listed by Coldwell Banker WIN Realty, Brokerage