FALMOUTH – Here in the secluded White Oaks enclave is an extraordinary and amazingly detailed reproduction of a Colonial-period home.

“It’s a completely custom, single-owner home that was built in 1986, but you feel as if you’re in 1786,” says listing agent Dava Davin. She points out key elements such as the roof’s hand-crafted cedar shingles, the Shaker red exterior paint, the rough-hewn ceiling beams repurposed from a homestead in Buxton, the plaster walls throughout, the working bee hive oven, the three brick fireplaces, and the virgin, very-wide-pine flooring harvested after a blowdown in York County some years back.

To ensure period accuracy, endless research went into the home’s design and sourcing of materials such as the HL hinges, boot scrapers and other hardware (from a blacksmith in Connecticut) and the bullseye window glass transom over the front door (from England).

But there is much more to this home than the wonderfully conjured aura of another era. As Davin explains, in terms of comfort and amenities, the property “lives” completely contemporary.

For example, there are six heating zones. Kitchen appliances, including wall oven and stainless French door refrigerator, are new. Redone in 2016, the master bathroom features a double-sink, granite-topped vanity and beautiful glass-and-tile shower enclosure. Both master and second bedroom have two walk-in closets.

In the back yard of the 1.85, professionally landscaped lot is an inground Gunnite pool, its lagoon-shaped edges defined by granite. Above the attached garage, and reached by a private staircase, are two bonus rooms with a half-bath, ideal as office space. The detached, two-vehicle carriage house stores two vehicles and has walkup storage. The home also has central vac, and even an intercom system.

The home at 2 Flintlock Lane, Falmouth, is listed for sale at $650,000 by Dava Davin of Portside Real Estate Group. Annual taxes are $8,370 (2016-17). The property is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Dava at 619-7571, 217-2051 or at [email protected].

 

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