Properties | 980 Shoemaker Road
The beautiful brick-faced, expanded two-story bungalow-style home sits back from the road on eight acres. Town records list it as originally built in 1816 on what was then called Burnett Road. The land was suitable for farming with a combination of flatland and marshland, woods, and a creek that was later turned into a pond. An old hitching post still adorns the driveway. In 2011 a detached garage was built sideways to compliment the curb appeal. Landscaping includes breathtaking rhododendrons, a grape vineyard, wild roses, and black walnut and poplar trees.
The original home behind its current front entrance was clapboard-sided. The one-story living room addition on the east side was added in the 1950s. The brick siding was extended from the new addition to cover the front entrance as well. The original clapboard does still exist on the backside of the house.
The home is heated with cast iron hot water radiators on the walls of each room. Much of the interior reflects the major renovations of the 1950s. The kitchen cupboards are a country-style knotty pine. Wooden shutters are used on windows instead of curtains. A bay window with a window seat was built to enjoy the view of the stone patio and the pond from the dining room. The floors are natural pine throughout. Charming built-in wooden cabinets provide little need for additional storage in the dining room, living room, and each of the four bedrooms. The two upstairs bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill-style bath between them. All walls are a cottage style of wainscoting.