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This very cool, post-modern style home on 76+/- protected acres, is sited to take in the sunlight and make the most of spectacular mountain views. Offering complete privacy, the driveway wends past a pond to the 3,479-square-foot, 4-bedroom house designed and built by the architect Charles Moore, described by the NY Times as “one of the most influential and prolific practitioners of post-modern design”.

Moore was deeply involved in the design and construction, giving the house a great deal of personality. He painted the cupboards in the kitchen himself. He was known for designing “surprises” into the structure, mixing modern with classic elements like the magnificent and properly designed Rumford fireplace in the living room.

Adding to the engaging story, the house was built in 1969 for Prince Serge Gagarin (of Russian nobility) and his wife Patty, who was the niece to Joseph Pulitzer (of Pulitzer prize fame).

The entire view is protected in every direction-- most of the 76 acres is under a conservation easement. Hiking trails lead to adjacent National Forest land - thousands of acres in scale – that you might as well call your own backyard. The property is just .9 miles to J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery, 11 miles to Manchester, 15 miles to the Weston Playhouse and 1.8 miles to Bromley, and 20 minutes to Stratton.

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