Horse Farm near the GHMA for sale
The antique farmhouse has been completely rebuilt in 2011 with luxury and efficiency in mind. Its corner location offers the ease of paved-road access plus miles of dirt roads for riding, biking and walking.
Dining area and family room flow into the kitchen.
Like most antique homes, Silver Hill originally had many small, dark rooms. The new design is bright, free-flowing living areas that are both cozy, and perfect for entertaining large groups.
Huge kitchen will become the center of family activities.
Most people find the light, bright kitchen to be the star of the house, with its generous 8-foot by 4-foot island, black granite countertops, and ample custom hand-crafted Vermont cabinets. All black appliances are brand new.
The hand-sanded antique flooring glows in the living area.
The kitchen flows to both a family room area as well as a cozy living room with an efficient woodstove.
The home was gutted to the frame.
Logic suggested tearing down such a decrepit structure and rebuilding new. But the restorers were driven to try to save the old 1820 farmhouse. Ultimately, to do the restoration properly required completely gutting the interior, all the way to the dirt and stone basement.
You'll stay warm in winter and cool in summer.
Exposing the exterior walls when the interior was gutted offered the opportunity to install the best insulation possible. In an old house like this, spray on Closed-Cell Foam fills voids were the old timbers meet, and is far superior to traditional rolls of fiberglass.
State-of-the-art heating system.
Many old houses are remodeled, but rarely is it possible to replace absolutely every pipe and wire with all new! The old stone and dirt basement has been moisture and air sealed and now includes all new plumbing, electrical, and a high-efficiency multi-zoned gas heating system.
A Vermont tradition is a wide porch.
All windows have been replaced with divided-light energy efficient versions.
The open stairway makes the interior surprisingly spacious.
But design details are what distinguish a house from a very special home. The details at Silver Hill are indeed special.
Only hand sanding can preserve the well-worn floors.
For example, the original 1820 era flooring was saved and restored wherever possible. It was hand-sanded to maintain the rich patina and to preserve the years of being worn smooth.
Hand blown glass adds light.
Special hand-blown “bulls-eye glass” was created to surround the front door. Where new flooring was required, it was carefully color matched to the restored antique wood.
The details suprise visitors.
The powder room features an old copper bowl "sink," reclaimed wood cabinets and slate mosaics. Another bath uses Vermont soapstone gathered less than five miles away.
Luxury in the master bath.
The master bath contrasts modern fixtures, bright-white tiles, onyx counters and sinks with rough cabinets hand-made from Vermont antiques.
A view of the nearby ski mountain from bed.
A sweet suite, the upstairs approximately 15’ x 20’ master bedroom suite is bright and flooded with natural light. A charming sitting alcove and ample closets enhance the features of this room.
The old sugar house was a neighborhood landmark.
Similar care went into saving and restoring the antique Vermont Sugar House. (Shown here before restoration.)
New life for the old sugar house.
The original distinctive shape of the Sugar House was maintained, but now the structure has been reborn. Currently a stable, it could easily become a shop, an artist studio, a gallery, or a guest house.
A cozy place for ponies.
Three new stalls have been added providing five stalls when combined with the additional stalls in the other (18’ x 20’) old barn. Year-round water and electricity is installed for the care and comfort of your animals.
What would you do with this great space?
Additionally, there is a wonderfully large (20’ x 32’) woodstove-heated space where the syrup used to be made. The generous space could be used as a family play area. It could also serve as a beautiful artist studio, gallery or workshop. There is also a separate heated office.
Happy horses grazing?
There are several lush several paddocks and room for more.
4-season rental possibilities.
The home is very desirable during the summer, the fall foliage season, and ski season as well. It could be a profitable vacation rental when not being used by you.
Three lots or all one.
17 ACRES IN 3 LOTS
Lot 1 includes the home, 2 barns, fields/paddocks, orchard and forest. It is available for $469,000. Lot 2 has an additional field and run-in shed, as well as a stream and waterfall. It is available separately for $98,000 as a building lot.
Lot 3 is building-ready, with an approved septic plan. The driveway is in. $189,000.
Imagine you, your family and friends gathered around the open-plan kitchen, warmed by a cozy fire in the woodstove. This home with its new energy-efficient features and inviting curb appeal could be a great year-round family home, or a perfect country getaway for you, your friends and animals.