Pushing off out the back door for a 5-mile cross country ski in the woods
Singing in the outside shower after a Vermont summer day
Watching the seasons turn from the vantage point on the hill
Lounging on the screen porch next to the fire with a great read
Puttering in the heated basement to work on projects
Listed by Dia Jenks
Chill, calming, very Vermont: This 2010 reimagining of a farmhouse is set high on a hill with sweeping mountain views close to Hanover and Dartmouth College. The turn-key, 3-bedroom, 4,900-square-foot home was designed by the crack team of architect George Hathorn and interior designer Ann Sargent, making it a welcoming, serene and highly functional home. Outdoor spaces are an important part of the narrative, which includes a screened-in three-season porch with a large fireplace, stone terrace and multiple decks. Interior spaces include a well-appointed kitchen with custom cabinetry and soapstone counters, and a hip and elegant dining room with French doors that open to the stone terrace. The heart of the house is the two-story living room with its soaring ceiling that contributes a sense of volume and airiness to the space while grounded by the coziness of the fireplace. Off the living room is the coffered ceiling Master Bedroom with a large walk-in closet and Master Bath. Over the attached 3-bay garage is a spacious 2-bedroom guest apartment with an open floor plan for the full kitchen, dining area and living room. It, also, has its own private deck. The guest suite has a proven rental track record. The property feels much bigger than its 10.8 acres of rolling meadows, stone walls and gardens because it abuts 700 acres of conserved land, to cross country ski, mountain bike or to take long walks out the back door. 13 miles from Hanover, 18 miles from Woodstock and 25 miles from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Sharon is a school choice town for 9th-12th grades and includes options of Hanover High School and Sharon Academy. Directions - 89 N. into Vermont. Take exit 2 to the Sharon South Royalton exit. Take a right onto Route 132. Go 3 1/2 miles, Aldrich Farm Road will be on your right. There is a Stonewall at the entrance. Drive up this road and keep bearing to the left. The house is at the end of this road. Green with three-bay garage.