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DSC_0067   The house was built in 1985, but was done with a traditional, if slightly eclectic, feel. There is a main section that is 30'x45'. In this, 1/3 of it has a loft, with the kitchen and dining room beneath, and master bedroom and bath above. The 2/3 of the main section is an open greatroom, about 25' to the peak of the ceiling, and lots of floor space.


Another section of the house has a lower roof, but is still two story. This other section is 30'x20', with a laundry room, mudroom, bathroom with shower, and a private bedroom off the kitchen downstairs, and one bedroom upstairs attached to the Master bedroom, separated by a curtain.

You can read more about the layout of the bedrooms.

The construction is "Timberframe", which means the 8"x8" beams are all exposed, and the stress-skin (R-40) panels are on the outside, so it has the framed barn look.  

The house has maple floors and tile throughout. The traditional woodwork and windows, and the exposed timbers give the house an old-time feel.

DSC_0101   There's a big fireplace separating the kitchen from the living room, with a big Jotul woodstove with a nice glass door in it, facing the living room. In Winter, this is the social focus. It is very inviting and warm.

The house is furnished with a mix of antiques, traditional and funky/cozy. Couches, comfy chairs, extra beds, etc., are in the living room, as well as an upright piano.

The kitchen is fully furnished with dishes, utensils, and cookware.   Kitchen from entry
  • refrigerator
  • dual-fuel range/oven (5-burner gas range + large electric convection oven)
  • another 4-burner electric cooktop
  • a small, secondary electric convection oven
  • microwave oven
  • dishwasher
  • clothes washer and drier
  • central propane furnace
  • propane on-demand water heater
  • Jotul woodstove
In the master bath is a two person jacuzzi bathtub.

In the living room is a home theater system with a 37" LCD widescreen (720p), DVD/CD player, and two studio monitor speakers.

The house has bedding and linen for the three queen coil mattresses and the fold-out couch and futons.

Internet Access
The house has DSL Internet connection. It's an open network -- there's no one near enough to worry about. :) The key is AF3518613E, and the network to join is written on the bottom of the box near the phone in the mudroom.

Outside, the house looks like a traditional Vermont barn farmhouse. Clapboard siding, divided light windows, tall pitched roof. The house is well off the road, nestled against Mt. Ascutney. When you are at the house, you can't see anyone else. The property is twenty four (24) acres, comprising woods, fields, creeks, walking trails, and a rushing, year-round brook. The immediate yard is two acres landscaped with a lawn, old apple trees -- a rolling, park-like feel. In Winter, there are two excellent sled runs -- one down the lower lawn, and one in one of the upper pastures.

The views from the house are short range, but beautiful. You can see out across the large yard into the woods, with a small view across the valley. Walking around the property affords better views across the valley, which has a few large farms and a few residences. From down the yard, you can see up Mount Ascutney.

The woods are mixed hardwood and softwood, so "leaf season" is beautiful, and Spring is thrilling and verdant. The Hemlock, Spruce, Fir, and Pine trees retain their greenery in Winter, so the woods are both open and green, and retain the privacy of the other seasons.

During some months, usually July, August, and October, your hosts are next door at the caretaker's cabin, should you need assistance. The caretaker's cabin is up the knoll out of sight of the main house.