On the Market: A 54-Acre Vermont Estate with an Idyllic Treehouse
Decked out with a personal brewery, movie theater, and treehouse with mountaintop views.
133 Gilcrist Road, Stowe, VT
Size: 9,381 square feet
The naming of this Stowe, Vermont mansion—“Stowe Away Estate”—isn’t just a clever play on words, it’s also accurate. With 54 acres, 15 rooms, and several outbuildings, this extensive estate is overflowing with hideaways.
Let’s start with the acreage around the main home. An antique iron gateway sourced from a French chateau leads the way into an oasis populated by a swimming pond with a fountain, tiered stone patios, organic flower and veggie gardens, a soccer field, a network of woodsy trails, and a map to navigate them. Scattered around the property are shelters for every purpose: If your creative juices are flowing, pop into the artist studio. If you’re having guests over for a socially distanced stay, show them to the remodeled barn, which contains a two-bedroom apartment, two offices, a garage, a honey-making stall (complete with beekeeping equipment), and a brewery where the sellers made their own beer. Or, if you’re in need of a view to muse on, take the steps up to the treehouse, nestled in a mossy grove among the maples, and look out at Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s tallest peak.
Trek back over to the primary residence and you’ll find a building draped with amenities of its own, from an eight-seat theater with a 120-inch screen and a stage, to a home gym, game room, and an au pair suite. But the true treasures lie in the details: the Rainforest granite kitchen counter, natural French limestone flooring throughout the main level, and immaculate stained glass windows purchased from an auction and seamlessly built into the frameworks. The all around opulent interior complements the majestic, mountainous setting visible through almost every window, while wooden beamed ceilings and multiple fireplaces are a welcome reminder of the rustic beauty of this wooded escape.
For information, contact Smith Macdonald Group, Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate, coldwellbankerluxury.com.
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