Imagine your perfect backyard: is there a wide open lawn with lots of room for games and a cool green forest beyond? Perhaps there’s a spacious deck overlooking a pond, or a pasture where chickens roam freely or goats graze on grass. If a small victory garden or even an organic farming enterprise is on your wish list, before you start house hunting it’s good to ask, “how much land do I need?”
MANCHESTER, VT -- Top-producing real estate agent Andy Reed was recently appointed Managing Broker at Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s Manchester office. Andy is also the Director of the firm’s Land and Forestry Division. His successful selling record has helped the Manchester office become one of the top-selling offices in the Manchester-Dorset Area.
Every home, cabin, country estate, farm and vacant land has a story waiting to be told — from the first family dinner to holiday traditions to the discovery of the secret hide-out in the woods behind the house. At Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, we’re here to help homebuyers start that story, and to help sellers share it.
Vermont, long renowned for its cheese, syrup and green landscape, is also at the center of the growing locavore movement. For Vermonters, eating locally-grown veggies and meats is a way of life — the Green Mountain State is consistently ranked number one for availability and consumption of locally-produced food. For some Vermonters (and many visitors), a trip to the local farmers markets is enough to stock their pantries for the week; others prefer to grow the food themselves. Living in a state that takes great pride and pleasure in anything Vermont-made, it’s easy to be inspired to grow, raise and enjoy your own veggies, eggs, and even meat.
Sotheby’s International Realty® just released their Luxury Lifestyle Report. The survey, which focused on the purchasing behavior of high net-worth consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China, determined that buyers in each country made similar decisions based on lifestyle, family needs and return on investment.
Wellspring Farm is one of Windsor Counties finest gentleman's farms. The private setting is created by the end of road location and is the only residence on Walter Westney Road. Surrounded by 203 acres of open productive hayfields and a very well managed woodland component. The residence is a period ca 1800 2 story brick Federal with a sensitively designed addition, that has been completely restored and renovated retaining a great deal of period fabric. From the gourmet kitchen with informal dining area with a large stone fireplace to the library to the living room to the en suite bedrooms, the common theme is exquisite craftsmanship and detailing. All rooms enjoy long range views over the manicured farmland. The property is further enhanced with a pond, a period bank barn, separate guest/caretakers house and equipment outbuildings. Long range views complete the picture.
Sotheby’s International Realty has just launched of a content marketing relationship with Bloomberg, a global business and financial information and news leader, designed to showcase our network’s listings to Bloomberg.com readers. As part of the relationship, this year our brand’s contentunits will appear in exclusive positions throughout Bloomberg.com’s property section on its Luxury Property channel. Bloomberg created the program exclusively for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, and we will showcase our network’s inventory of properties through a location comparison, new to market spotlight, search widget and lifestyle feature. This is a significant addition to our 2014 marketing campaign, and will help position Sotheby’s International Realty listings in front of its core audience of consumers and once again add another Premium Media Partner to our plan.
The William Varnum House was built in 1791 and in its 223 years only four families have called it home. Careful restoration and additions by the current owners have resulted in a fine country home situated on a quiet country road. The home has nearly 100 acres of productive open farmland as well as a small woodlot. Just up the road from the home is Martins Pond and Groton State Forest. With five bedrooms in the main home and a nearly complete attached guest cottage, this home can withstand large gatherings with family and friends. The large keeping room is a great spot to gather and enjoy the company. A large, working fireplace and beehive oven create the perfect backdrop to enjoy this country get-away.
This exceptional Lake Rescue location is one the best spots on the lake to take in year-round sunsets, summer swimming and mountain vistas of nearby Okemo. The Cape Cod cottage-style home, private guesthouse and boathouse are all complemented by expansive stonework and over 190 feet of lake frontage. Outstanding interior designs include the finest of finishes including cherry wood floors, a gourmet kitchen and expansive windows to take in the pleasant views. The main house offers an open floor plan with a river rock fireplace, 3 bedrooms, including a spacious master suite, tiled baths and a slate floor entertainment room. The guesthouse reminds one of a honeymoon cottage with its own fireplace, screened-in porch and separate steps to the lake. The boathouse/garage provides ample storage as well as additional entertaining space with fireplace. Completely perfect
Dorset Contemporary! Private, handsomely manicured and gladed wooded setting yet is convenient to both Manchester and Dorset. Walking distance to Dorset Elementary School. A total of three en suite bedrooms, one on level and two additional upstairs. Another half bath brings the total bathrooms to 3 1/2. Vaulted ceilings, spiral maple handcrafted staircase, native stone fireplace, numerous built-ins, indoor gas grill in kitchen, skylights, and views galore. Radiant heat and central air for all-season comfort. Basement is partially framed, ready to be finished, and includes a bonus finished native stone fireplace. A must see!!