Private horse compound just 20 minutes from Hanover with sweeping southeasterly views over the approx 600 acre lake and surrounding mountains.
Year Built: 1930s
Location: Fairlee, VT
Living area: 5400 sq ft
Baths: 4 full and 1 half
Land: 103 acres and .26 acres waterfront
Horse facilities: Pasture, three barns, on trails
A quarter mile private drive leads to the property through a park-like setting, past 2 barns, caretaker's residence with garage to the 6 bedroom 4.5 bath main house. There are 2 parcels: an 103+/- acre piece which includes the main house, barns and other outbuildings, elaborate trail system, orchard, trout pond, shooting range and pasture. The other is a .26 parcel with cabana and 60 ft. of waterfront on Lake Morey.
The crown of Lake Morey, Walden sits on a hill that commands sweeping southeasterly views of the approx 600 acre lake and surrounding mountains. A quarter mile private drive leads to the property through a park-like setting, past 2 barns, caretaker's residence with garage to the 6 bedroom 4.5 bath main house. There are 2 parcels: an 81 acre piece which includes the main house, outbuildings, trout pond, shooting range and trails. The other is a .26 parcel with cabana and 60 ft. of waterfront on Lake Morey.
Walden combines access to Lake Morey, beautiful views and landscapes, and the privacy afforded by bordering large undeveloped tracts of land owned by the Nature Conservancy, by the Aloha Foundation and privately. Located in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont, Lake Morey and Fairlee are approximately 17 miles north of Hanover, New Hampshire via Interstate I-91. Also convenient to I-89, Walden is about 2.5 hours from New York. Several of New England's finest skiing, golfing, hiking, kayaking and fishing venues are easily accessible. The property is close to the cultural center of Dartmouth College, the renowned Dartmouth Hitchcock Medial Center, eclectic shops and restaurants.
Walden is comprised of two parcels: 103+/- acres with the main 6-bedroom house, guest apartment, garage, barn, shooting range and trails plus just over one quarter of an acre on Lake Morey with a dock, cabana house and 60 +/- feet of lake frontage. The main property faces southeast, with panoramic views of Lake Morey and the mountains in New Hampshire's Upper Valley. Trails weave through the property making it very attractive to year-round outdoor enthusiasts. The manicured grounds include a productive apple orchard and a trout pond!
A classic, comfortable 20th century country estate, Walden is an expanded Colonial with architectural features similar to some of the stately homes in Newport and Long Island. A long driveway leads to the 1930's home, which features 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The 5,400+/- s.f. of living area includes formal living and dining rooms plus a game room with wood paneling and a 20-ft ceiling; this room is anchored by a handsome fieldstone fireplace. A country kitchen offers access to the patio and gardens; there are 2 large storage pantries and a delivery entrance. The house has a full basement with a sauna and a wine cellar. Besides the main residence, the property boasts a 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath guesthouse; a barn with 2 horse stalls and a deep 2-bay garage; a separate 5-car garage; and a barn-workshop with a hayloft above and an area for farm equipment below. There is secondary barn with space for 2 more cars plus an additional three-car garage/shed.
Farm Manager/Caretaker's residence.
Elaborate trail system.