On the Market: A Cozy and Bucolic Vermont Escape
The 10-acre estate claims serene meadows and woodlands, a rushing stream, and even a yoga pavilion—all for $599k.
248 Moonlight Lane, Londonderry, Vermont
Size: 3,073 square feet
To arrive at this remote estate, you’ll have to drive 130 miles northwest from Boston, across the border into New Hampshire, then further west into Vermont. From there, you’ll cruise down a variety of nature-themed streets (see: Toad Road, Burbee Pond Road), before eventually turning when you see signs for Under Mountain Road, and then veering off at Moonlight Lane. “Look for ‘Moonlight Camp’,” the instructions advise.
The odyssey it takes to get there is well worth it—not just for the stunning drive through idyllic New England countryside, but for the winsome farmhouse that awaits. An array of wood varieties adorn the home, from pine beadboard ceilings, to oak floors with mahogany inlays throughout, and cherry floors up on the third floor. Take note of the hand-turned stair spindles, as well as the window trim and fireplace mantel, which are also made from hand-hewn wood. In the kitchen, a moveable John Boos butcher block comes with the home, as does the stained glass panel that, along with the fern green cabinets and honed granite counters, bring some color to the brick-and-wood palette.
One of the dwelling’s brightest spots is the screened-in porch, which is decked out in beadboard panelling and windows. On summer days, you can take a cat nap in the sun-warmed room before wandering out to the butterfly-filled flower gardens or hiking up alongside the stream to the top of Glebe Mountain. In the winter, that same trek will bring you to Magic Mountain ski resort, where speed racers can get their kicks. Or, if a bunny hill is more your style, stay home and sled down to the yoga pavilion, where you can warm up and cool off at the same time.
For information, contact Robin Apps, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, fourseasonssir.com.
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