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"Haldane", built in 1887, is a historically significant, carefully restored, and fully renovated example of "Farmhouse Victorian" architecture sitting on 1.8 acres within La Platas town limits. The home remained in the same family for 100 years. It also had the first telephone in town connecting the County Treasurer who resided there with his office in town. The house has all new and updated electrical systems throughout, from 200 amp panel and wiring to each outlet and light fixture. The plumbing system is also all new with the exception of a couple favorite plumbing fixtures, including 80 gallon water heater. There are two new heat pumps, one on each floor, provide air conditioning and heat along with emergency backup heat as well provided through new ductwork throughout. The hot water boiler is new, serving the original cast iron radiators. Phone, tv, and internet are provided via Verizon Fios. The house is served by public water and sewer. There is an internet based security system of multiple outside cameras accessible by smart phone.Originally created in 1998 and updated again in 2017, the "galley" type kitchen features all new maple cabinets, with many pantry cabinets over 7 tall and some wall cabinets reaching the ceiling, and all stainless steel appliances. Base cabinets are topped with a Corian countertop. The home is gracefully sited atop a gently sloping private open parcel, The teardrop pea gravel drive is lined with ornamental plants, Japanese Cherry trees, and heritage azaleas and behind a native tree and evergreen screen at road frontage.