This Dutch colonial farm house (which was built in 1925) has managed to retain the character that makes it special without retaining the appliances and creakiness that would make it a hassle. The updates aren't subtle, but they're not trendy or overly garish either.
According to the brokerbabble, this house was designed for the Fleer family, who invented bubblegum and baseball cards. Whether or not it's strictly true that the original owners of the home invented bubblegum, the home was clearly designed with opulence in mind: the antique fireplace mantles, rustic cabinetry, and stained glass, combined with the antique lion's head door knocker are all a little ostentatious.
The home, however, has been thoughtfully updated while keeping those features intact. The kitchen and custom wrought iron railing bring the place up to date without taking attention away from its historic character. Though the brokerbabble might be a little overexcited (the listing copy ends, "This property is truly one of a kind, too much for words to describe. COME AND DRINK IT IN!"), it is clearly an appealing, unique property.
Size: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4,244 sq ft
Amenities include: Two antique fireplaces, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, exposed beams, custom wrought iron banister, a porch, a patio, landscaped grounds, clawfooted tubs, stained glass, and a wood burning stove.
Asking Price: $595,000
· 6415 Sherwood Road [Trulia]