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The John Clark House on Historic Monroe Town Green
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||3,100|
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Historic Charm, Modern Conveniences and Morer
The home is located on a quiescent New England Town Green, known as the “Clark-Nichols House”, both the home and Monroe Center Town Green are listed on the US Department of Interior National Register of Historic Places. The Green is surround by two charming traditional New England churches, four beautifully maintained historic homes and the Monroe Town Hall. The home is a two and a half story house fronting the Monroe Town Green an example of half house architecture. It was built in 1837 by John Clark. An academy was housed here in the 1800's and on this site stood the 18th century store of Captain Joseph Moss. The home, facing west on the Green, has wonderful natural light all day long and beautiful sunsets. Many changes have been made to this building through the years, all designed to allow the home to retain its historic charm.
The Home is located on .70 +/- landscaped acres, with 14 rooms and 4 full baths, it incorporates historic charm with all the up-to-date mondern conveniences. The first floor of the main house features three fireplaces, front and rear stairwell, 2 full baths, formal living room (20' x11'6"), formal dining room (14' x 11' 6"), huge eat in designer kitchen (24' x 14'), mudroom and a family room (15' x24') with beam ceiling, brick raised hearth fireplace and grill. The main floor office/legal accessory apartment features 3 room and a full bath (380 sq/ft). The second floor contains two full bathrooms, a guest bedroom (14'x11'6") with a walk-in closet and views of the Town Green, a master bedroom suite (13'6" x 11'6" bedroom and 14' x12' dressing area with walk in closet), and two additional bedrooms (each room 17' x 11'6'). There is a full size walkup attic.
Kitchen- Designer Kitchen, three zone kitchen designed to incorporate the historic with modern touches (zones- preparation, storage and dining). Top of the line, solid cherry Heritage custom kitchen cabinets and built-in. Stainless Steel Kitchen-Aid 22 cu ft refrigerator with internal filtered water, Stainless Steel Kitchen-Aid Superba built-in stove, surrounded by granite counters. Storage abounds with a 5' x 3 foot pantry.
Exterior- The exterior of the home was recently upadted. The home is freshly painted in 2007, the cedar clapboard siding was replaced in 2006, a 30 year Architecual shingled roof installed in 2007, and Vetter custom 6/6 thermopane insulated low e glass windows installed in 2006.
Mechanics- The home is heated with a Weil-McLean Gold oil fired furnace (2001), with four zone hot water baseboard heat. Installed is a Weil-McLean Gold domestic hot water booster (2001) to insure unlimited hot water no matter the family size or shower length. To insure cool living comfort on even the hottest days there are three separate Tempstar central air conditioning systems (2004), with over 7 tons of cooling capacity. There are two separate 100 amp electric services, one servicing the main house, with the other servicing the separate office/accessory apartment area. The house is serviced by septic and well, a new well pump and well Extrol tank were installed in 2003.
Archived in September, 2012