The Guesthouse/Au Pair
Guest House (income producer- Airbnb/HomeAway/VRBO 30k-40k annually, we are in the top ten of properties preferred due to positive reviews; perfect for home-based business; newlyweds; adult children; visiting family)
2 bdrms, 1 full bath, (1/2 bath in second ground floor laundry room)
The Au Pair/Guesthouse finished in 1950 was originally built as an inlaw apt and in real estate today is considered an ADU (accessory dwelling unit). It offers two levels hosting 6 rooms that are presently configured with a full length Second Floor Loft for Office or Bedroom, First Floor Full Bath, a Kitchenette, a Breakfast Room, a First Floor Bedroom and a Great Room located above a two car garage and a laundry/bath. As with most of the property, the owners wished to repurpose the Laundry Room with the original repurposed Montgomery Ward 1941 porcelain drain sink. It has a vinyl floor and wood walls. Flooring throughout the rest of the guesthouse includes luxury laminate, and carpeting.
In the Great Room, there is a double walk through closet and an under stair closet. The second floor Loft has a full closet and plenty of open space for office or additional bedroom. It runs the entire length of the building permitting light with two side windows.
The first floor Breakfast Room has a large window letting in lots of light. The Kitchenette has its own pantry, a picture window and plenty of cabinet storage. A private deck is found off the kitchen, surrounded entirely by mature trees; an iron rail with a stair exits down to the Loggia.
Beneath the deck, a Loggia, with concrete floor is cooled by three ceiling fans and adjunct to an insulated, heated potting shed. The Loggia has water access within it, a fountain, and a custom door leading to the heated potting shed and another custom door to the double car garage. The heated double car garage will receive a new ceiling in 2022.
The Guesthouse is undergoing a complete renovation down to studs in 2022, with new flooring throughout, new kitchen, and new bath. When finally completed it will have new electrical service, plumbing, ductless systems, new Thompson Creek custom windows, exterior Pella doors, AZEK front porch floor, a new roof, and new gutter guards.
The Guesthouse has been utilized as a successful vacation rental and family guesthouse since 2005. This bonus space can have various options: extended family housing, au pair apartment or a home-based business. Heat is radiated oil heat with on-demand hot water. A first and second floor ductless heat and air system are ideal for transitional seasons.