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'Hayfields'

671 East Deering Rd, Deering

$1,050,000

'Hayfields', an historic farmhouse that is not only rich in history but an exquisite rural retreat, will please even the most discerning audiences.  Originally called the Captain Ruben Loveren Home, this center chimney colonial was erected prior to the Revolutionary War in 1773.  It will rival any of the homes of this era with its historical detail and craftsmanship with its murals, stenciling, unique moldings, built-ins, panels, and fireplaces.
 
Located in the rural, yet accessible, town of Deering, it is only minutes to local shopping, skiing, hiking and 30 minutes to our state’s capital of Concord.  Commuters can also easily access both the Manchester/Bedford and Concord employment areas in only forty minutes, and Boston Logan International Airport in one hour, thirty minutes.  Leave the hustle and bustle behind and enjoy the rural nature of this property yet have town amenities at your fingertips.
 
As you arrive at Hayfields, you’ll notice the reminiscent, meticulously cared for 18th-century farmhouse.  It’s crisp lines, 9 over 6 windows and classic stature is true testament to early post & beam building techniques.  From the dooryard, you’ll marvel at the handsome antique barn and will be excited to see what is on the other side of the enticing barn doors.  The large granite courtyard and six foot high stone enclosure will bring you back to a time where sheep and cattle were confined to the barnyard.
Enter 'Hayfields' through an enormous 3 season room with brick floor that no doubt replaced the summer kitchen.  It is a practical place to shed your outdoor clothing and to enjoy a good book or sit with friends.  From here, step in through the side entry with 3/4 bath, into the keeping room, a real showplace with its hand painted landscape murals in the style of the well-known 19th century itinerant painter, Rufus Porter.  The murals were commissioned in the 1960's by a renowned NH Lakes Region artist, Lisa Nelthropp and painted to represent Portsmouth and the interior New Hampshire countryside.  The keeping room houses an enormous, center-chimney fireplace with cooking hardware that is flanked by built-in bookshelves.  A woodstove has been inserted into it to handily warm you on chilly evenings.  When you come for a visit ask us about the original iron ceiling hooks and what their purpose was.  
 
Adjacent to the keeping room are the two front rooms, each with a fireplace, pine flooring and crown moldings.  One is the parlor, the other is the formal dining room, with attractive painted checkerboard floor and unusual moldings around the mantel and doorways created by craftsman John Dunlap.  It’s the perfect place to accommodate a formal or holiday dinner party.
 
Onto the ell!  The Kitchen!! The fussiest of chefs will adore this gourmet kitchen.  It showcases the post-and-beam construction, with a soaring ceiling and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances.  It boasts a professional, 6-burner Viking gas cooktop, double ovens, two refrigerators, stunning cherry cabinetry, and stylish tiled backsplash—not to forget the butler's pantry for easy, out-of-the-way food prep great extra storage.
 
The stately great room was created for a very comfortable, livable space to gather in. NH Home Magazine described the great room as a room full of “storybook elegance”.  Its majestic post-and-beam construction welcomes you and you’ll admire the curved and tapered woods incorporated in the design.  Part of the timber frame utilized wood harvested from the land.  With three conversation areas, one focal point is the large picture window with transom that draws the beauty of the outdoors in.  Curl up next to the fireplace to read a good book, enjoy a board game, or sip your morning coffee under the soaring cathedral ceilings. This room adds modern elements of comfort and livability to a home of this vintage.  It also holds another guest three quarter bath.
  
The Federal-style front captain’s staircase with scalloped and raised panel moldings leads to three generously-sized bedrooms, each with wide pine floors, reproduced wall stencils, painted in the 1960's in the style of Moses Eaton, a well-known traveling itinerant stenciler who worked in southern New England in the early 19th century.  Each room is unique with its own enchanting appeal.  Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces.  There is a modern full bath in the back hall that the three bedrooms share. What was once a large rear landing, accessed by a second set of stairs, was transformed into a lovely and restful library with planked walls, exposed brick and wide pine floor.
 
A definite bonus is the caretakers/in-law apartment with private entrance attached to the main house.  It offers a large studio-type living space with kitchen and large bath with jet tub, double sinks and shower. 
Outdoor Amenities:
  • Restored antique barn-inside a blank slate waiting for your intended use
  • Modern 3-car detached garage
  • 2-Car garage under
  • Great storage under the barn, too
  • Saltwater pool
  • Large patio
  • Magnificent stone walls
  • 11+ acres, level, mostly-open land
  • Pear, apple & peach trees
This upscale historic property offers many possibilities!  Live in and enjoy your glorious surroundings, create memories for your grandchildren, and enjoy the benefits of on onsite caretaker or decorate that space for use as an upscale AirBnB.  

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