Blog :: 10-2013

Vermont Farm Life...

Have you ever dreamed of giving up the rat race and living a country life, down on the farm?  If so, we have what you are looking for!  Whether it's horses, organic farming or just a lovely rural setting.... take a look at some of these properties! This c. 1895 farm house on 19.5 acres offers so many possibilities! Vermont Farm properties 270 Overlea Road, Bennington. Spacious 3 bed, 3 bath Vermont farm house on 19.5 acres. Original features include living room fireplace, oak hardwoods downstairs and wide-plank pine floors upstairs. Modern updates include newer roof (2004), electrical, vinyl replacement windows, and skylights. Kitchen has metal cabinets and eat-in area. Over-sized formal dining room with chandelier and built-in cabinet. Family room can be used as mother-in-law suite with rear entrance, second kitchen and full bath. Master bedroom upstairs Vermont farm propertywith two walk-in closets, plus two guest rooms and one full bath. Attached 1-car garage with attic storage. Four outbuildings include 3-car garage, carriage barn with 2 horse stalls and attached lean-to, chicken coop, and hay barn. Horse fence surrounds lower fields. Bordered by North Bennington conservation lands. Views of the Bennington Monument and Mt. Anthony. A historic Vermont property that must be seen to be appreciated.  Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington.  $275,000.00. Vermont farm property Vermont farm property Vermont farm properties Another fabulous Vermont farm property is located at 5696 East Road, Shaftsbury.  This property was literally falling down and was been totally rebuilt in the late 1970s. Now known as Second Chance Farm, it enjoys an exceptional setting in a prime country location. Center Ha ll Colonial with two fireplaces and some original floors. 7 main rooms, three bedrooms, 2 baths, oil hot water heat, wired for a generator. 4-box stall barn, 3 fenced paddocks and barn/workshop with loft. Garden shed. 27 acres of woods and open fields. Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington. $425,000.   Vermont farm property Vermont farm property If it is a horse property you are interested in, don't miss Dream Quest Farm... Vermont farm property135 Tubs Road, Pownal.  100' x 120' indoor riding arena with rubber footing, 42' x 80' equipment barn and round pen. 12 stall horse barn with heated tack room and office, automatic water feeders in all stalls, heated bathroom with stall shower and laundry, wash stall area, removable partitions for stall expansion, 11' 6" wide center aisle. Double stall doors allow paddock access 24/7. 39.8 acres with dramatic mountain views, a full eventing course with water jump, three permanent turn-out sheds plus two portable shelters. Excellent outdoor arena. Seven paddocks each with automatic water feeder. Waste outlet hook-up for RV trailers. Turn-key equine property. Build your home here for a total horse heaven package! Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington.  $485,000. Vermont farm property Vermont farm property Vermont farm property A self-sustaining life style awaits you at 280 Rod & Gun Club Road, Shaftsbury... The incredible amenities that this property offers is all too detailed to list here. Let us just say: *a farm with a 1997 home in mint condition * horse barn with indoor arena, numerous paddocks and 13 frost free spigots * Energy saving heat and hot water systems * organic soils * 50 acres of hay * 2500 maple sugar taps * hardwood forest * spectacular views * historic site * Large workshop attached to barn. 125.5 ac located off Buck Hill; approx. 25 acres off Rod & Gun Club Road * privacy 10 minutes from all services. Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington.  $950,000.  Also available with just 25 acres and no sugar house for $650,000.  Vermont farm propertyVermont farm property Vermont farm property If you are looking for privacy for you and your equine friends, don't miss this fabulous property!  1268 Myers Road, Shaftsbury. Built by one of Bennington Countys leading contractors and offered for sale for the first time.  Totally unique, spacious, elegant, comfortable seven room, 2.5 bath home with amazing attention to detail such as 19th century oak doors throughout, two fireplaces, 10 ceilings, hardwoods including mahogany, Brazilian cherry, oak and ash.  Victorian theme carried throughout the house from the custom stairway hand turned spindles and banister. Custom light fixtur


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          Discover Old Bennington...

          Where Vermont Begins..... Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 the Old Bennington Historic District contains 93 contributing buildings and objects and is noted for its well-preserved Revolutionary War era homes as well. Chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1749, Bennington was the first town in Vermont. Amidst the Revolutionary War heroes resting in the cemetery to the Old First Church you will also find the graves of Robert Frost and his wife, Elinor Miriam White Frost. Old Bennington is just 3+ hours from Boston or New York and fifty minutes from the Albany NY International Airport and Amtrack Train Station.  Presented here are four outstanding historical properties located within this district.
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          c. 1788 Isaac Tichenor Residence

          11 West RoadThe Isaac Tichenor Residence is an outstanding example of Federal period architecture. Current owners dedicated several years to restoration and renovation under the guidance of historical consultants to what is one of the most unique homes in all Vermont. 12 main rooms, 6 working fireplaces. 5 baths, 3-car garage, clay tennis court, pond, gardens and perfect view of the Bennington Battle Monument. Listing Agent:  Kathleen Hoisington. $1,245,000.
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          The Brick Academy, c. 1821

          32 Monument Avenue. Remarkable historic building that served the children of Old Bennington in its early years and later became the Old Bennington Library.  Two dedicated owners in the last decade  have honored this building with the most amazing transition into a sophisticated home of distinction now securely preserved as one of Old Benningtons premier 19th century buildings.  9 main rooms 3.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, prime air conditioning, humidity and air filtration system. Garage.  Village lot with remarkable plantings, hidden patios, stonewalls and fencing    cared for by an automatic irrigation system perfect for seasonal owners. Listing Agent: Kelley McCarthy. $595,000
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          c. 1848 Abraham Gardener Residence

          43 Monument Avenue. Vermont Lieutenant Governor, Abraham Gardener, had this home constructed in 1848 and later, Asa Hyde, a famous woodworker and house wright, lived in the house and crafted many of the details that are found in the Old First Church nearby.  This amazing property exhibits the introduction of finer millwork and the elegant styling of the mid-19th century. The rooms gracefully orient to the south and although you are in the center of the historic district your views spill out over expansive lawns and vibrant pond. This owner has added a comfortable, expansive family room, new 2-car garage and much attention to energy efficiency. There is also a 2 story barn for equipment .14 main rooms, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths. 2.20 acres. Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington.   $695,000.
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          c. 1779 Nodiah Swift home

          57 Monument Avenue. In 1779, Captain Nodiah Swift chose to build his home on the Village Green in Old Bennington and to this day, the views remain the same. Sited between two other landmark properties one overlooks the Old First Church, its magnificent grounds and the Village Green with historic fountain.  This home presents as a gracious family home with traditional appointments but also with new baths, custom granite kitchen and a truly remarkable wood paneled and beamed carriage barn family room with tavern fireplace .  The grounds are on .75 of an acre of lawns, perennial gardens and patio.  15 main rooms 4.5 baths, 2 fireplaces.  Listing Agent: Suzy Yucht. $579,000.


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