Barnard, Vermont

 60 private acres - newer construction residence - incredible mountain views & playground

"MOOSE HILL" – Newer custom-built residence with fabulous mountain views on 60 private acres.  The residence was perfectly sited to take in South and East-facing long-range views, sweeping up from the nearby valleys and hills of Pomfret and Woodstock’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park on to the mountains of New Hampshire and Mount Ascutney, with 50 miles of visibility down the Connecticut River basin.  The property has a wonderful outdoor playground with miles of marked/mapped hiking trails that connect to neighboring trails and class 4 roads, a stone firepit, fenced-in backyard, a volleyball/badminton area, and lovely – but simple to maintain – landscaping around the house with an abundance of hydrangeas, peonies, lilacs, lillies, hastas, birch and cherry trees, and productive apple trees.

The newer-construction 6,200 s.f. residence, completed in 2011, blends authentic yet elegant Vermont character with the conveniences and quality of new construction materials and techniques.  The residence is centered on a spectacular yet inviting great room, encompassing an open gourmet kitchen, dining and living spaces with a stone-faced fireplace - all under a 21-foot vaulted ceiling, and engulfed in windows that take in the breathtaking mountain views.  The privately situated first level master bedroom and bathroom suite have a wall of windows taking in the views, walk-in dressing closet and large master bathroom with separate stone-lined shower and a corner soaking tub with 180 degree mountain views - that never get boring to wake up to.  

The great room, separate kitchen pantry, entry foyer, parlor-office, upstairs game room and the three guest bedrooms (all with lovely ensuite baths), are timber-framed, and were hand-chiseled onsite from Vermont pine timbers and bound by over 400 pegs, hand-drawn from an Ash tree felled on site. Off the great room is a 12x24 screened porch for summer dining and relaxation to take in the views.

The 1,800 s.f. basement recreation area – includes a sound-insulated theatre projection room - and under construction (being completed in June/July 2017) are a full bath, a wet bar with fridge, a separate “bunk room” with 4 built-in bunk beds, and an open 36 x 22 recreation room suitable for ping pong and pool tables and a workout area, and has double doors that walk outside to the firepit and mountain view.

The first level has over 3,500 s.f. of radiant-heated floors, mostly of 150-year old barnboard wide-plank/square-nailed flooring with quimby mountain stone on the floors of the foyer and back mudroom hallway to the garage.  Most of the walls and ceilings in the house are hand-troweled of diamond-coat plaster for an authentic Vermont aesthetic. The great room and main house timberframes are wrapped in 6-8 inches of solid foam for maximum insulation values.  First rate mechanicals, all-Anderson thermopane exterior doors and windows, three-car attached garage (one of which is currently utilized as a heated studio space), Buderus propane furnace, whole-house fully automatic Kohler backup generator, standing seam roofs, full security/smoke/CO2 systems, radon mitigation system, cellphone service and EC Fiber fiber optic high speed (100 mps) internet and phone service available.   Five bedroom state-approved in-ground septic in place.  Superb water from a 130-foot drilled well that gushes over sixty gallons per minute (60 gpm). Expansion potential with a separate garage apartment, framed/ready to finish.  Broker owned.



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