This historic Mid-Century Modern farmhouse in Okemos includes a barn and carriage house
It's not every day we see a historic home that has been so well cared for with so many kitschy, retro, and jaw-dropping elements intact — even after a remodel 77 years after it was built.
Founded in 1875 and surrounded by the 34-acre Sander Preserve, Cherry Hill Farm is one of a kind, and the purchase of this 5.85-acre property includes a 2,851 square foot main house, a 2,100 square foot two-story barn, and a 1,080 square foot carriage house, with a two-car garage, milk house, hen house, and dog house. In other words, that's a whole lotta house!
The main house, though, is a retro-lovers dream, as it was remodeled in 1952 — and you can tell, right down to the wallpaper, carpet, and light fixtures. The home has three bedrooms, three baths, and large rooms and 9-foot ceilings throughout the home. There's a parlor with original hardwood flooring and a three-season sun porch surrounded by windows and adding 240 square feet of additional living space. The formal dining and living rooms also feature hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. But it's the pristine kitchen and breakfast nook that steals the show with its Mid-Century Modern finishings thanks to a Mutschler Kitchen design, complete with a built-in L&H stove, countertops, and ample cabinetry.
The home has a balcony on the second floor that overlooks the grounds and the basement level features a partial kitchen, full bathroom, laundry room, and some other updated necessities like a furnace and hot water heater. But it doesn't end there.
Outside of the home has a built-in brick fireplace so you can take advantage of cooler temps. Then there's the heated two-car garage, the Carriage House, which served as a hobby garage, and the 70x30-foot barn with 30-foot ceilings, a milking parlor with 12 stalls, and a hayloft. The listing suggests the barn would be a great wedding venue and honestly, we want to get married here, have babies here, and pass the home down to those babies, who will have babies of their own.
This home is listed by Shelby Miller of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines Realtors.