Parsons Farm is a unique 2 acre parcel of land bounded on one side by the Little River and includes the historic Parson's Pond, site of a thriving mid 1800's ice business. Within 1200 ft. of the Atlantic Ocean, Parson's Farm is part of the original Preble land grant which extended from York Village to Preble Point. Carefully sited on the property are two structures – the Preble House and the Parsons Homestead. From the street, one sees a classic New England farm – a simple home with attached barns. The homes view are oriented to the South and ocean and pondside views. While close in proximity, the homesprovide maximum privacy – from each other and the road. In the true Yankee tradition, they are built with a commitment to endurance, energy efficiency, and practical design.
The classic New England barn is beautiful in its simplicity. The Parsons Homestead sits on the original barn site. Sturdy posts, functional beams, and diagonal braces enable open floor plans. The buildings offer warmth and texture. Five bedrooms including a stunning Master Suite with ocean views, 3.5 total baths and high performance systems characterize this 3900 sf of totally new space. Follow our tour or link directly to the photo album.
To preserve the barn appearance from the front, the main entry door is located on the side. The open main floor consists of entry gallery (12 x 12), Living Room (12 x 24) with gas fireplace and surround made with the same timbers that compose the house. French doors lead to 24' mahogany deck. In-floor radiant heat is throughout the first floor including laundry room and half bath. Brazilian Cherry floors give depth to the open beamed ceiling. Track lighting can be oriented to accent any spot. The Kitchen is at the center of the space and features all stainless appliances include a 36” commercial range and hood with racks and warming lights, the ultraquiet Bosch dishwasher, an Amana French door fridge, and a GE microwave. The absolute black granite counters tie the 4 x 6 eating counter to the working space and the double trash pulls provide plenty of room for recycling. Adjacent to the dining room (13x18) is the family room (13x18). A nook is sized for a 61” DLP TV. The stairs feature custom wrought iron balusters.
A generous 1400 sf of living space is dedicated to the kids/guest bedrooms. This level offers four handsome corner bedrooms (12x 12) with 6’ closets. Each pair of bedrooms shares a large “jack & jill” bath (12 x 12) with custom cherry cabinets including individual 37” vanities with cultured marble tops. These baths also have a divided space for the tub/shower enclosures and toilet. Each pair of bedrooms also share a reading/computer nook.
Master Bedroom Suite
The third floor Master Bedroom Suite (16 x 28) has a full cathedral ceiling and the bank of windows provides stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. These southeast facing windows capture the sunrise and direct sunlight. To either side are walk-in master closets, each big enough for two.
The master bath (12 x 24) has custom pine vanities with cultured marble tops, toilet nook, and full tiled oversized shower with frameless glass door. The soaking tub completes the personal spa.
Secluded sitting areas, quiet viewpoints, and flowering trees describe the unique grounds surrounding the house. The pond when the Parsons family dammed the Little River in the mid-1850's as an ice manufacturing operation. Stone steps lead to the firepit - ready for a bonfire or marshmallow roast.
Constructions Highlights · OC architectural 40 year shingles · Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) · Western red cedar on 1 x 4 strapping · Anderson 400 doors and windows · Cultured stone foundation veneer · Composite deck rail · Mahogany deck floor
System Highlights · Gas–fired furnace · “Instant” hot water · 4 zone heat o 3 zones under floor radiant heat o 1 zones high velocity hot air · Unico high velocity AC (5 ton) · 200 Amp electric
Grounds Highlights · Underground utilities · Underground propane tank · Granite steps and curbing · Granite stone wall · Extensive plantings - flowering trees & shrubs · Pond path · Fire pit with granite seats