“The Oaks” is a charming and stately, center hall, brick Georgian Colonial is not only an easy walk to downtown Wayne but comes with a bonus- a Guest House! The primary and guest houses are light-filled and provide very comfortable and enjoyable living environments. Constructed in 1924 the main home has a spacious and inviting floor plan with 3,340 square feet of living space. The guest house adds 900+ square feet for 4,240 square feet of living space. MAIN HOME: Enter the front door to a formal foyer with turned staircase to the second and third floors and a hallway that leads to a powder room, pantry, and a back door with egress to a garden and the guest house. While in the front foyer, to the left, is a large living room with a beautifully mantled wood-burning fireplace and large windows with deep windowsills. Off the living room are a lovely brick, floored sunroom with built-ins, floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, and a slider to a brick patio for relaxing and entertaining. To the right of the foyer are the formal dining room with built-in arched cabinetry with glass doors on top and solid paneled doors on the bottom for more storage. The windows are large with deep sills. Through a door at the rear of the room are a Pantry and wet bar with great built-ins for more storage and a desk workspace for bill paying and computer work. Also, there are back stairs to the second floor and a full basement with Beseler doors outside. The basement is large and runs the entire length of the original home. This is where the laundry is located. Back on the first floor, the pantry leads to an updated version of a fabulous white chef’s kitchen with brushed stainless steel, high-end appliances, a cathedral ceiling with beams, brick walls at either end, a built-in gas cooktop, two ovens, a convenient island in the middle of the room to work both counter spaces, and a custom skylight to maximize the natural light. At the end of the kitchen, part of the newer addition, is an amazing, oversized family room with cathedral ceilings with built-in bookshelves to the ceiling, a gas fireplace, and two walls of windows, one with a Palladian upper portion. There is a large closet for coats and shelves for storage and a door to the outside and garages. The second floor has a main bedroom with renovated full white bathroom with a radiant heated floor and two closets. Two more good-sized bedrooms share a hall bathroom. The third floor has two more bedrooms (or offices) with a shared bathroom. There are three heating zones; fuel is gas. GUEST HOUSE: Connecting the main house to the guest house is a charming brick walkway. The walkway cuts through a formal, laid garden that contains beds of herbs and decorative plants. It’s a cozy space that does not warrant a considerable investment of time. Also, from the driveway, there is a white picket fence with a gate to the garden and Guest House. Through the Guest House front door is a very spacious main room with a cathedral ceiling. To the right of the main room are a storage room and a coat closet. To the left is the kitchen, and across from the kitchen, is the dining room. There is inside access to an oversized two-car garage with a garden potting area that has a sink with running water. Off the main room to the right are stairs to the second floor, where there is a large bedroom with a closet and renovated full bathroom. Too, there is a large cedar closet in the upstairs hall. This is a different and spectacular one-of-a-kind property and a must-see! It won’t last long.
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