Size: 3,485 square feet
A home teeming with old-school charm that also offers up-to-date interiors is a rare gem, but it’s a combination this clapboard Colonial in central Vermont most certainly provides. Built in 1869 but renovated in 2018, the residence overlooks both the picturesque Ottauquechee River Valley and Woodstock village, which you can catch glimpses of while strolling the property or gliding on a swing attached to the home’s new 681-square-foot wrap-around porch.
The impressive features continue inside. One of the major showpieces of the home is a modern eat-in kitchen that perfectly blends rustic character (think: antique hemlock floors) with en-vogue elements such as pristine white-quartz countertops and sleek appliances, including a Miele range and a built-in coffee machine. The space’s adjacent dining area lies through a set of French doors and connects to the porch, which means you can easily step out to enjoy your morning coffee while breathing in some of that fresh Vermont air. The nearby living room, meanwhile, takes on a snug feel. There, curl up with a book in front of the stove while smooth tunes play in the background over the room’s fully concealed Magnolia sound system.
For large broods or those with frequent houseguests, the home’s second floor boasts four sizable bedrooms that should adequately accommodate all of your loved ones. Each is outfitted with wood floors and large windows, and is painted in soft and serene hues. Visitors can also stay in the home’s renovated barn, which was converted into a one-bedroom apartment with a fully equipped kitchen on the second floor, plus an office and a two car-garage. The most luxurious quarters are saved for the third-floor suite, however, which features sloped, shiplap ceilings, birchwood-paneled walls, antique hemlock floors, and abundant natural light that pours in through windows that look out beyond the Ottauquechee River. In its large, spa-like bathroom, you’ll also find a freestanding soaking tub, a steam shower, and a double vanity adorned with Carrara marble.
For the pièce de résistance of the home, though, you’ll have to head back downstairs and out to the rear of the house. There, underneath a wisteria-covered pergola, sits a roomy patio area and a stone fireplace with a 48-inch pizza oven. Need we say more?
For more information, contact Rick Higgerson, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, fourseasonssir.com.
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