1418 John Smith Road
Columbus, North Carolina
10.40
$475,000
Polk County
2000
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Nestled in the countryside, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on over 10 acres of pastures and hardwoods. Upon entering the home, natural light fills and enhances the open floor plan. The 2-story living room features a gas log fireplace with field stone surround, open floor plan, expansive kitchen, and main floor master suite. Exterior features include an inviting pool with concrete deck, 3-stall barn with matted 12×12 stalls and attached 1 BR/1 BA apartment. The smartly appointed apartment has rough board walls and full kitchen. Tranquil & serene, relax on the rocking chair front porch or enjoy listening to the quick flowing stream from the large back screen porch.

This home is for the buyer who loves the outdoors.  10.4 acres protect the privacy of a house that very few people know exists!  Butterfly bushes, azaleas, and day lilies make the outdoors even more splendid.

Enjoy 8 – 9 month of outdoor dining on a huge screened-in deck listening to the cooling creek at the back of the property.  Watch deer, squirrels, cranes, turkeys, blue birds and indigo buntings while enjoying the quiet.  Enjoy a swim in the easy-care pool with an automatic cleaner – just outside your door on those warm days.  A pool-side gazebo makes entertaining outdoors a breeze.

The home is designed for easy care; beautiful laminate floors which resist scratches from 4-legged friends as well as outdoor shoes/boots.  There is also a bathroom entrance from the back deck for those pool days.  Light from the outdoors pours in (curtains optional because you have no close neighbors)!  Gas logs in the fireplace make winter cozy and restful.  There is a basement garage and plenty of basement storage or space to add a bedroom suite. 

Approximately half of the property is fenced with electrobraid fencing, some wooded area, and more pasture area if you need to expand or add a riding arena.  The barn has 3 matted 12 X 12 stalls (one is actually larger) with separate electric and a drain back water faucet.

The one bedroom apartment at the barn is well appointed and is either the perfect guest cottage, very nice rental property, or the perfect family hang out.  Huge closet area could actually have bunk beds built in to accommodate more people.  Apartment is heated and cooled by a new heat pump and also has an antique-looking gas heater, an abundance of lights and ceiling fans and has a stacked washer/dryer, new refrigerator, and a new stove/oven.  All of this and a rocking chair front porch makes this everyone’s favorite get away.

All in all – you will find this to be a serene oasis where you look forward to spending time.

Seller willing to listen to an offer to accommodate some upgrades.

Interior

Main level:
Foyer – 2-story entry into living room, laminate floor
Living Room – Spacious, gas log fireplace with rock surround, laminate floor
Kitchen – large kitchen island, gas stove, expansive cabinetry, breakfast area, laminate floor
Den – Large windows bring in lots of light
Laundry/Mud Room – Full bathroom with shower, spacious and efficient (washer/dryer do not convey)
Master Bedroom – Light and bright, ceiling fan, master bath has tile and shower

Upper Level:
Guest Bedroom – laminate floor, cozy alcove
Guest Bath with tile floor and garden tub
Basement Level:
2-car garage

Exterior
2-Story farmhouse with vinyl siding and stone veneer
Full front porch
Full screened back porch
Composition Shingle Roof

Grounds
In-ground 18 x 36 pool with concrete pad and gazebo
Deck off rear screened porch
Barn with 3 12 x 12 matted stalls, and attached 1BR/1BA apartment
Apartment – charming wood paneling and rustic décor, and gas log stove
2 paddocks
Mature, immaculate landscaping
Solar Electro-braid fencing

Additional Features
10.40 acres
2 Bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms
Heat Pump with propane backup
Propane hot water heater
Private well
Underground utilities