A warm cup of tea in the kitchen sitting next to the Rumford fireplace
A late afternoon hike to the top of Pudding Hill to watch the sunset
Day dreaming while at work in the office looking at Mt. Ascutney
Playing basketball in the barn or swimming in the endless pool
Listed by Christopher Lang
As a gateway to the bucolic Parker Hill Rural Historic District, this carefully restored 1831 brick federal on 163+/- acres strikes a rare and delicate balance between authenticity and comfort that many buyers seek but cannot find in pursuit of a Vermont lifestyle. The house is sited on a ridge overlooking the lightly traveled Parker Hill Road, such that a line of sight from the house virtually eliminates the road, as it views the fields and mountains to the East. To the North, a dip in the terrain eliminates from sight virtually everything between the farm and Mt Ascutney, while the view to West and South is of Clover Hill fields and forests. At the same time, its proximity to the road allows easy access, even in snow time.
Inside the main homestead, the rooms are warm and charming, defined by antique natural-wood flooring, plaster over lathe walls, high ceilings and seven wood-burning fireplaces including a newly-built Rumford in the remodeled kitchen. With an open flow throughout, there is space for family and entertaining including a new 4-season sunroom with slate floor and cathedral ceiling, a dining room and an enlarged living room with two fireplaces. There is also a sitting room adjacent to a full bathroom that can double as a ground-floor bedroom, a powder room and a mudroom. In between the 3-bay garage and mudroom is a separate room with an indoor Endless swimming pool. Upstairs there are four bedrooms including an en-suite master and a second ¾ bathroom.
Outbuildings include an original barn re-purposed as an office-guest house with fieldstone fireplace, a studio bunk house and a new post & beam barn designed as two parts gymnasium and one part storage with a second floor and an outdoor shower.
Equally impressive is the land itself. Rolling meadows flanked by old stonewalls and a pond, give way to tall red pines and northern woodlands beyond. An old woods road provides easy access and as it gains in elevation, it passes through a magnificent stand of old-growth maples, ideal for sugaring, on its way to the top of Pudding Hill. With potential long-range views in every direction, the summit is without question the cherry on top of this very special offering.
Features & Equipment
Warm and charming rooms, an open flow and plenty of common areas for family and entertaining
Five bedrooms, 4 baths
Remodeled kitchen with Rumford fireplace, Thermador gas range w/hood, granite counters and pantry
Expanded living room with two fireplaces
New 4-season sunroom with cathedral ceilings and slate floors
Seven total wood burning fireplaces
Mudroom with washer and dryer
Separate room with Endless swimming pool between 3-bay garage and mudroom
Beautiful pine floors throughout
Sitting room can double as first floor bedroom
Second floor includes a three-quarter bath and four bedrooms, including the master suite
Brick and clapboard siding
Landscaped, stone walls
Meadows, pond, woodlands including a mature maple stand
Walking trails, woods road to the top of Pudding Hill
Guest house with fieldstone fireplace, kitchen and sleeping loft
Studio bunk house
Large post and beam barn with gymnasium floor, basketball hoop, tennis backboard and storage on second level