HOME + 10 ACRES for Sale

 

Our beautiful home was for sale but has burned to the ground -- information and photos remaining online temporarily for insurance purposes.

This 10-acre mini-nature preserve has provided photographic and quiet sports opportunities, a wonderful place for our children to grow up and for our parents to remain close to nature to age 90.

Built as a "dream home" for a 3-generation family (us, our children, and Ann's parents), the house is elegantly rustic and spacious yet cozy and highly energy-efficient, with a quiet and remote feel and yet only 5 minutes from town.

 

(Please scroll down for photos of the house. For photos of the property and wildlife, click here.)

 

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First view of house from driveway -- in autumn, this driveway becomes a "tunnel of trees."

View from front porch in autumn

Autumn -- deck and porch, lake beyond

Autumn -- deck and porch, lake beyond

Autumn -- view from porch, showing open deck beyond, forest and lake to right

View from north end of the house, showing wraparound porches, and open deck in distance. The sliding glass doors and window are to the master bedroom at this corner of the house. A ramp goes down to the left (for rolling up carts of firewood, etc., or for handicap alternate access).

Porch outside master bedroom -- sliding glass door entry to the bedroom.

Master bedroom -- window views to west and north, sliding glass doors open to deck and lake view, vaulted ceiling, 2 closets. Master bathroom has T&G and vaulted ceiling. (Scroll down for many more interior photos.)

View from below, showing north end of house, lower walkout, and open deck in distance.

North end of house, showing alternate ramp (another ramp goes from garage into the house and is easily removed if preferred).

View from lake side, showing both levels.

View from southwest corner of house, showing both levels, and stairs to deck. (The window to the right is in the workshop.)

View from open deck, showing (from right to left): laundry room door and window, kitchen window, family room window and sliding glass doors, etc.

View from northeast, showing ramp and stairs to porches, front porch, and garage in distance (to the left). This photo was taken in spring before leaves emerged.

View of north end of house, taken in autumn

Autumn view coming up the path from the lake

South end of house -- door enters workshop. Workshop is to the left, garage to the right.

Autumn -- approaching house from driveway

Spring -- approaching house from driveway as leaves beginning to emerge

View upon entering the home. Living room and dining room to the left. Ahead is the circular stairs to the loft, and the main floor family room with Vermont Castings wood stove and real stone hearth.

Living room, dining room beyond, loft above

View of living room from dining room -- note hardwood custom-built bookshelves and cabinets.

Main floor family room -- note Vermont Castings wood stove (real stone hearth), oak circular stairs to loft, and hardwood custom-built bookshelves and cabinets. Sliding glass door to the left leads to the open deck and wraparound covered porches, with views of water and forest.

View from circular stairway to loft, showing main floor hallway. First door to the right is to a full bathroom, the second door to the right is to a guest bedroom. The master bedroom door is to the left. At the end of the hall are two storage closets. (This home has abundant storage!)

Looking into kitchen from family room (loft is above)

Kitchen -- solid bamboo floor, new countertop, tile backsplash,
and stainless steel combo microwave / oven
(window view is lake and forest)

 


Another view of kitchen (door in distance is to garage)

 


Refrigerator interior -- only about 4 years old. Freezer is on the left.

 


View of kitchen, from kitchen sink area (with back to window)

 


View of kitchen from SW doorway -- microwave / oven to the left, small counter and refrigerator to the right, family room beyond (lake and forest views out all windows).

 


Loft (with plenty of headroom) -- small door is to a large storage closet (big enough to be a fun playhouse for a child) -- there is one of these closets on each side of the loft.

Another view from the loft (the largest part of the loft is behind this photo location).

View of dining room from kitchen area -- living room can be seen to the left.

Dining room -- living room can be seen to the right. Other door leads to kitchen (stairs to lower level are to the right just before the kitchen doorway).

Bathroom on main floor -- freshly painted, with cedar ceiling. All three bathrooms in this house are full baths, with tub/shower combinations and low-flush toilets that work well and have always been problem-free.

Guest bedroom on main floor -- windows give views to the north and east.

 


Guest bedroom on main floor

 


Master bathroom, with T&G cedar paneling, tub/shower combination, and low flush toilet. This bathroom has a vaulted ceiling (as does the master bedroom), with a unique high octagonal window (see photo to the right).

Master bathroom, with cedar paneling, vaulted ceiling and high octagonal window.

 


View of master bathroom doorway from master bedroom, showing pocket door (slides from the left in and out of the "pocket" in the wall, so the door takes up no extra space).

 


View from bottom of the stairs -- family room is to the right. The hall to the right of the stairs leads to 2 bedrooms (all bedrooms have windows looking toward the lake). At the end of the hall is a storage room that includes significant storage space underneath the stairs.

 


View as you come down stairs to lower level -- family room to the left (with lake views from window and sliding glass doors). Going down the hallway, doors on the right lead to the 2 office rooms, a finished bathroom, and a very large storage room (also heat pump room). The door at the end of the hall is a closet, and a bedroom door is just to the left of that closet.

 


Lower level family room, with Vermont Castings wood stove and real stone hearth.

 


Another view of lower level family room -- note hardwood custom-built bookshelves and cabinets, and Vermont Castings wood stove. (Stairs to main level can also be seen in this photo.)

 


The largest of the 3 lower level bedrooms -- has 2 very spacious closets. All 3 lower level bedrooms have lake views from the windows.

 


View of lower level family room from near sliding glass doors. (The door to the 2 office rooms is open across the hall.)

 


Bathroom in lower level, with full tub/shower combination, low-flush toilet, and cedar paneling.

 


Another of the lower level bedrooms -- each has a closet, and a window with a lake view.

 


Another view of this lower level bedroom

 


Another of the lower level bedrooms

 


Another view of this lower level bedroom

 


View from below in winter

 


View from the south in winter (taken while snowshoeing)

 


Barred owl in hemlock tree right by our porch.
(For more views of the property and its wildlife, click here.)

 


Fall color at our dock.
(For more views of the property and its wildlife, click here.)

 

 

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