One-of-a-kind property! Secluded, yet within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, and schools, this historic home offers unique architectural features with updated, modern conveniences. The main portion of the home dates to the late 19th Century. A 2007 addition brought a new kitchen, three bathrooms, office suite, and fourth bedroom, extending the living space to 2750 square feet. Heart pine floors, rippled antique glass windows, vaulted cove plaster ceilings, and six original fireplaces provide historic atmosphere, while, two-zone central air conditioning and heating systems keep the house comfortable year-round. Nestled in a campus-like setting, the half-acre yard features perennial gardens, flowering trees and shrubs, and three varieties of heirloom roses, as well as brick patio, playset and pergola. Inside, in addition to the four bedrooms, four baths, formal living and dining rooms and two family rooms, you will find additional rooms suitable for offices, as well as spaces to accommodate gaming, art, or other purposes. And, there~s another 400 square feet of unfinished space for storage and a workshop. This property was once part of the campus of St. Timothy~s Church (founded 1845) and St. Timothy~s Hall, a military prep school for boys. (Three of its most infamous students were John Wilkes Booth and two of his co-conspirators.) St. Timothy~s Hall closed during the Civil War, but academic life resumed on the site the 1880~s when the Carter sisters opened St. Timothy~s School, a ~select school for young ladies.~ The new school was a marked departure from the old. For example, the boys~ school armory was converted to The Music House. The Carters~ European-style curriculum required students to speak French for half of each day, and the young ladies were penalized for behavioral infractions such as sitting on their beds. Originally the school infirmary, 19 St. Timothy~s was later used as a dormitory. (Some residents immortalized themselves by carving their initials into a window pane of what is now the living room.) The girls~ school relocated in the early 1950s, and the building was converted to a house. In November 1952, the Goodwins became the first family to make it their home. Forty-one years later, the current residents peeked in the windows to count the fireplaces and, shortly thereafter, became only the second family to call 19 St. Timothy~s Lane home. This enchanting property is now ready for new owners to start writing the next chapter of its saga. Historic, yet updated. Private, yet close to everything. Come see what makes this place so special.
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