Seeing my horses in their paddocks from the kitchen/bedroom/house.
Dinner parties in the dining room where guests lose track of time and stay well into the night.
Friends riding through the property who stop by to say hi and have a chat.
Coming up the driveway and having an overwhelming sense of calmness and serenity return.
Riding on the big open field behind the house and then heading off for a quick trail ride.
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Listed by Jay Boyle
Round Lot Farm offers gracious country living within easy reach of Boston and Providence. Its 38 acres of meadows, woodlands, and beautiful sustainable gardens will entrance you. Privately sited near the Dover line and at the end of a long driveway, the stately, impeccably updated 6,700 sf. Georgian Colonial has great light and lovely views of the property. Ideal for both private family time and capacious entertaining, it features six bedrooms, five and one half baths, eight fireplaces, rolling lawns, a gunite pool, and a brick carriage house. For the equestrian there is an eight-stall, custom-designed Blackburn barn featured in the book, Ultimate Horse Barns. The horse facilities are carefully considered and implemented: wash and grooming stalls, a large tack room and hayloft, space for a caretaker, three dry paddocks, eight grass paddocks, outdoor riding ring and direct access to 160 acres of deed-restricted Norfolk Hunt land and to a network of over 100 miles of horse trails.
Features & Equipment
MAIN RESIDENCE HIGHLIGHTS
GRAND OPEN FOYER (28.2 x 17.10) open to the second level and sunroom, encircled by stairway and landings, with oak floors, double crown moldings, French doors to sunroom, chandelier and brass sconces
LIVING ROOM (23.10 x 17.2) with oak floors, wood burning fireplace with marble surround and oak mantle, wainscoting, double crown moldings, doors to side yard and 6 over 6 windows
SUNROOM (9.6 x 19.4) with radiant heat, lime stone floor to ceiling 6 over 9 windows, French doors to backyard and brick patio and built-in speakers
WOOD PANELED LIBRARY (15.8 x 17) with wood burning fireplace with Delft tile surround
DINING ROOM (24 x 17) with oak floors, stereo system, custom Joshua Winer painted mural, crown moldings with dentil detail, wainscoting, wood burning fireplace with marble surround an oak mantle with antique mirror and an antique chandelier with Greek key etched glass (gas converted to electric)
LARGE EAT-IN KITCHEN (22.4 x 22.11) renovated in 2007, with slate floors, coffered ceiling, custom soft close Mahogany cabinets from Hamlin cabinets, back splash with Monte Lupo Italian accent tiles, large wood burning fireplace with raised granite heart and brick surround, large center island with black granite countertop, five-burner gas range, drawers, storage and a breakfast bar, Thermador stainless steel refrigerator and freezer, Miele double wall oven, Viking trash compactor, Kitchenaid dishwasher, double sink, radiant heat, built-in desk next to large picture window with bench and built-in speakers
PORCH (14 x 13.3) with built-in speakers, built-in barbeque, refrigerator, warming drawer, bluestone and beadboard ceiling
MASTER SUITE: MASTER BEDROOM (18.10 x 17) with wood burning fireplace with brick surround, walk-in closet with custom built-ins and storage and a second closet. MASTER BATHROOM (8.10 x 12.3) with marble countertops, soaking tub, steam shower, radiant heat and a pocket door
Five additional bedrooms all with access to an ensuite bathroom
Custom eight-stall barn designed by Blackburn Architects
Eight 12’ by 12’ stalls
Heated WASH STALL (11.7 x 11.5) with a hard wired fan, hot & cold water sources and rubber mats underneath and on the sides of the area
GROOMING STALL (13.11 x 11.5) with hard wired fan, storage for brushes, etc. in front of stall, additional storage for medicines, bandages, clippers, boots, etc. in closed shelving in back of stall and an electric outlet
HAYLOFT (36.1 x 60.10), closed off from the stalls, will accommodate 15 tons of hay and 650 bags of shavings, hay drops to each of the eight stalls, two sets of double doors for access
TACK ROOM/OFFICE with room to sit and relax, plus a kitchen with soapstone sink, wine refrigerator, Corian countertops and a porch
LAUNDRY ROOM, BATHROOM with shower, FEED ROOM, STORAGE CLOSET
BASEMENT with two garage bays, additional storage and generator hookup
Second level can be converted to a residence
Sited on 38± acres - main residence, eight stall barn, three car garage/carriage house and a second three car garage
Lush pastures with access to conservation land and trails
Three dry paddocks (bluestone, gravel, pea stone mix), two have south facing run in sheds
Eight grass paddocks, two have south facing run in sheds
Paddock fencing – all white pine
Inground gunite salt water pool with brick surround
Multiple gardens including a fruit tree garden with apple, cherry and peach trees
Brick patio with bullnose bricking
Front walkway – granite and brick
Approximately 1+ acre grass field in front of barn for riding
200’x130’ riding ring (bluestone, sand pea stone mix) at end of field
Approximately 1+ acre grass field beyond grass paddocks for riding
Adjoining extensive trail system tailored for equestrian use
Forced hot water - Veissman heater (installed in 1999)
ASG security system (fire and motion)
Central air conditioning – Two zones
Two Roth oil tanks
Water filtration system (for kitchen faucet only)
Fios installed (also wired for cable)
Septic system supporting both house and barn
Well water for irrigation - town water runs through main residence to barn