A transformative home for today’s discerning buyer. The current owners creatively undertook a breathtaking renovation, creating a special place from what was once a home noted for surviving the burning by the British in July of 1779.
4 Full Bath
1 Half Bath
5,140 Sq Ft
The Peter Ebenezer Bulkeley House
With modern amenities.
Employing the expertise of local interior designer Leslie Dunn, of Dunn Designs, the home maintains the character and charm of the original antique, while providing modern amenities desired for today’s current lifestyle.
The home captivates with a flexible floor plan and bright rooms. The first floor remodel started with a complete renovation of the kitchen. By moving and eliminating walls, a broader opening was created, expanding the size of the kitchen and exposing views directly into various living areas that reveal original antique beams. The innovative kitchen showcases gorgeous Danby marble countertops from Vermont, a 48” Wolf dual fuel range with 6 burners and griddle, Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and newly refinished heart pine floors that extend into the primary living areas.
The open floor plan offers an open concept kitchen and family room opening directly to the outdoors, an expansive dining room and formal living room, screened porch to enjoy summer breezes, home office, newly renovated powder room, laundry room and mudroom.
The remodeled second floor sanctuary includes a private master suite, spacious walk-in-closet and luxurious master bath in neutral hues. Four additional bedrooms and two updated baths complete the second floor. The third floor presently functions as a home gym. Several new areas were created and are now dedicated to arts and crafts. The lower level offers endless possibilities. With a completely remodeled full bathroom, it offers generous space for a guest suite or recreation room. A wine cave/cellar decorated with period piece Parisian wine racks was also converted from an antique root cellar.
Lighting fixtures were updated throughout the home, including new first floor hall sconces and overhead lighting in three bedrooms. Every room is freshly painted and/or includes newly installed wall coverings by Galbraith and Paul, Kelly Wearstler, Jim Thompson and Barneby Gates. Additional upgrades to the home include: New Marvin windows installed in the front of the home, a new high efficiency washer/dryer, new high efficiency gas boiler and hot water mechanicals, upgraded electrical service, entirely new basement sump pump system, and two trenches in concrete floor installed with double sump pumps and battery backup for redundancy.
The home’s location is idyllic: prime, in-town, Fairfield Beach area sited on the corner of Sunnieholme Drive and Beach Road. With plenty of room for a pool, 349 Beach Road is also only a short stroll to town as well as to Penfield or Jennings Beach. The pristine landscaping includes new perennial gardens and blueberry bushes at the rear of the house. Also newly planted are 20-year-old, fruit bearing apple trees along with a recently upgraded sprinkler system.