Farmhouse, Single Family - Chester, VT
Easy country living at Highland Ponds. Imagine picking your own blueberries and raspberries for breakfast as you stroll around your own peaceful 28 acres of stone wall-lined pastures, ponds and woodlands. This 1820 brick cape has been lovingly renovated and is ready for the next family to delight in its pleasures. The tastefully updated rooms retain the original character yet offer a great flow that works well for daily living and entertaining. A combination of formal and informal, gleaming wood floors and classic windows, the original house showcases the crisp clean lines of traditional New England architecture complete with a formal dining room and cozy front library featuring an antique Dutch tiled fireplace and built-in shelves. The additional sunken living room with wood stove provides a larger space for entertaining. Enjoy your meals in the dining room, sun room or adjacent fieldstone patio with pergola, hot tub and sublime pastoral views of Okemo. This beautifully landscaped property offers several outbuildings including a two-car garage attached to an artist’s studio with north-facing skylights and windows overlooking the organic vegetable and perennial gardens. The charming guest cottage attached to another two-car garage offers additional living space with open living, kitchenette and dining room and upper bedroom and loft space. Enjoy walking the trail system, which winds by the gardens, through the pastures, by a swimming pond with dock and sauna, another swimming pond with tea house for relaxing in the shade (both stocked with rainbow trout), through a mixed wood forest with bridges and stone walls, and back through the orchard with apple, pear, peach, cherry and plum trees. This landmark property is an exceptional home for all generations. Conveniently located 15 minutes from Springfield's private airport, 30 minutes from Okemo Mountain Resort.
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