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Genuine 1865 Vermont with Luxury Updates - 6 B / 4.5 Baths

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Kitchen - seating area for 6 persons - Vermont slate stone countertops

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Rawsonville farmhouse description

10 minutes (6 miles) 'door to door' to the Stratton Mountain Parking Garage.

2001 eat-in designer kitchen with VT slate countertops and handcrafted VT red birch cabinets. 148 year-old hand-hewed beams on the living room and dining room ceilings. Refinished original pine flooring. New thermopane wooden windows.

6 bedrooms. 4-1/2 bathrooms (3 full bathrooms, with tiled showers and floors - radiant floor heat, renovated in 2008. Additional 1-1/2 baths in 3rd floor bedrooms, newly constructed in 2011.)

Dining room, living room and study. 2 x Comcast HD digital cable TV receivers. 2 x new 42' full HD LED-LCD TVs. DVD & surround-sound stereo. VT Castings wood stove.

PLEASE GO TO LAST LINE ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS LISTING TO SEE OUR HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO ALBUM

Gas grill. New 8 ft sliding glass door onto rear deck with hanging bird feeders + supply of birdseed.

800 feet of brook + pond and waterfall. New wooden siding + exterior paint work + new frig and TVs in 2012..

10 minutes or less to 4 good restaurants and night life. High-speed wireless internet for your computers. Extra parking.

We are 'in the country' but near everything. Very private - own 5 acres of land on both sides of the road. Flat land. Walk the road in moonlight along the Winhall River. See wildlife and trout. This is Vermont unchanged.


Our Vermont second home is a true refuge from the stress of modern life. Anne and I have spent 15 years renovating and updating this 1865 Vermont farmhouse. The house had been last renovated by a NYC banker beginning around 1968. In 1997, we bought the property from him, which we have furnished, in part, with antiques from our parents. Except for the third floor dormer and the first floor family room addition, the basic structure is as it was originally constructed by Dr. Orris Pier after the conclusion of the Civil War.

Please take a look our Google photo album. There, you will see the 1869 map showing the location of our home - then the Pier residence.

Back then, Dr. Pier was a Methodist minister and Rawsonville was a tiny farming and logging community. On the map, you see a one room school house, which functions today as a community center. You see the Skinner general store, which is now the location of the Equipe bicycle and snowboarding shop. And, that's it, apart from the handful of residences depicted on the map. Rawsonville, and our road are almost as thinly populated today as in 1869. Nothing very much has changed on our road in 148 years. The brook still flows behind the house. And, down from our place, the Winhall River still runs alongside our road.



What drew us here was the genuineness of old Vermont on a country road. We own 5 acres on both sides of the road. There is nothing but fields and trees from the back of our house to the banks of the Winhall River 600 ft away. Across the road from the front of the house, our property there is part of 1 sq mile of timberland in the Green Mountain National Forest.

We are 'in the country' but near everything. There is privacy here, but not isolation.

You can walk to Tony's Pizza and eat pizza of NYC quality. You can drive 2 minutes to the Winhall Market and buy gourmet everything. In 10 minutes, you can be parking in the Stratton Mountain Parking Garage to go skiing or have luxury dining at Verde's Restaurant.

Or, just stay at home and prepare your own meals in our modern kitchen with Vermont stone slate countertops and red birch cabinets. We have almost every kind of board game imaginable (chess, checkers, cards and more).

Sit outside on our pond deck and solar lite pond house to feed our 5+ lb trout; or to just enjoy the muted stirring of the brook and the gushing waterfall. Walk under the stars and moonlight down our road with a glass of wine along the Winhall River. Across the road, you can park extra cars in front of our barn and walk through our gladed forest of tall pine trees. These are the simple pleasures you will long remember.

Of course, you can be 'wired in' to the outside world through our high speed wireless internet and watch movies or play games 24/7 on our new 42' LED TVs. The Red Fox tavern, with its Irish atmosphere, is 10 minutes away. The former Outback Restaurant (now Whisky' Dick's) is 2 minutes away. Drive 10 minutes to Jamaica for gourmet dining at the Three Mountain Inn or Solo's in South Londonderry. We feel pretty spoiled here.

Please take a moment to glance at the photos in our Google album, which will give you a realistic impression of what our place is all about. Click on the photos for a descriptive caption.

Sleeping Capacity: 16 persons maximum, broken down as follows:

Third Floor = 7 persons


Bedroom on pond side: In 2011, brand new King-sized bed and full bathroom. In the album, there are photos of this room and the view from this room (Third Floor View).

Bedroom on opposite side: 5 single beds. Three built-in bunk niches on the floor and next to the wall. Each sleeping niche has a single bed with new mattress (2011), reading light, blackout curtains for privacy and 2 x 24' wide storage drawers underneath. Two additional single beds. There is a half bath for this suite. There are two photos of this room. And, there are no bunk beds in the house.


Second floor = 6 persons


King-sized bedroom with full bath and changing room/laundry on one side of the second floor. Two photos in the album.

Queen-sized bedroom plus a second bedroom with two single beds in tandem. There is a full bath sandwiched between both bedrooms. Three photos.

First Floor = 4 persons.


The family room has two brand new futon sofas (2011), which convert into double beds. There is a full bath on the first floor. Two photos.

Total sleeping capacity = 16 persons

Total baths = 4-1/2


FIRST FLOOR LAYOUT

4th Bedroom. 2 x double beds. These are futons in the 'family room' off of the kitchen. They open up into comfortable double beds. This room has the a more expansive view of pond, brook, waterfall and mountain ridges and a 42' LED HD TV, DVD player and separate Comcast HD digital receiver.

The dining room table in the photo is set up for 10 persons. Add two leaves and seat 15.

Bath. There is a full bath immediately off of the side entrance and hallway to the kitchen.

It has an 'L' shaped configuration, with slate stone flooring and shower.

Kitchen. The kitchen is state-of-the-art. We totally renovated it in 2001. The kitchen has red birch cabinets, spruce flooring and
an expansive VT slate countertop, which will seat 6 persons on bar stools. The appliances include a separate cook top and wall oven, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator. A full complement of good quality housewares is provided.

Dining Room. The dining room (with 19th Century hand-hewn ceiling beams) was also renovated in 2001, with a new wet bar and build-in cabinets. The dining room table is set up for four persons.

The dining room had a glass wall with a new sliding glass door (2012) out to the rear deck with bird feeders strung from the overhang. You will see many birds if you fill the feeders (sunflower seeds gladly supplied).

Living Room. There is a 42' LED TV, DVD player and surround-sound stereo in the living room, which also has exposed 140+ year old hewn ceiling beams.

The TV has its Comcast HD digital receiver as well. There is a large Vermont Castings wood burning stove with tempered glass front door.
The 'L' shaped sofa will comfortably seat 6 adults.

Study. There is a study off of the center hallway, with a refinished country kitchen desk.

Our DSL wireless internet can be accessed anywhere in the house.

Front Deck + Rear Deck (with gas grill).

Ample firewood in the woodshed.

Extra parking in front of our barn across the road.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Your well-mannered pet is welcome....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Singles
          • Groups

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

          • 2d Floor Master Bedroom: 1 king

            adjoining dressing room and separate master bath...moreless

          • 2d Floor Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

            adjoining full bath...moreless

          • 2d Floor Bedroom - single beds in tandem: 2 twin/ single

            adjoining full bath...moreless

          • 3d Floor Master Bedroom: 1 king

            with full bath...moreless

          • 3d Floor Bunkroom - 3 x sleeping niches: 5 twin/ single

            with half bath + 2 x additional single beds. No bunk beds...moreless

          • 1st floor family room/ 6th bedroom: 2 double

            with Comcast HD digital receiver and full bath...moreless

          • Third Floor = 7 persons Bedroom on pond side: In 2011, brand new King-sized bed and full bathroom. In the album, Photos of this room and the view from this room (Third Floor View). Bedroom on opposite side: 5 single beds. Three built-in bunk niches on the floor and next to the wall. Each sleeping niche has a single bed, reading light, draw curtains for privacy and 2 x 24' wide storage drawers underneath. There is a half bath for this suite + two additional single beds. Second floor = 6 persons King-sized bedroom with full bath and changing room/laundry on one side of the second floor. Queen-sized bedroom plus a second bedroom with two single beds. There is a full bath sandwiched between both bedrooms. First Floor = 4 persons. The family room has two brand new futon sofas (2011), which convert into double beds. There is a full bath on the first floor. Two photos. Total sleeping capacity = 16 persons Total baths = 4.5...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • 1st Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

            natural slate stone tiled in shower and bath floor...moreless

          • 2d Floor Master: toilet, shower

            fully tiled shower with hand-pained freize...moreless

          • 2d Floor second bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            fully tiled shower and floor...moreless

          • 3d Floor Master: toilet, shower

            located in king-sized bedroom...moreless

          • 3d Floor half bath: toilet

            located adjacent to bunkroom...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Spacious bedroom accommodations on 3 full floors

              Entertainment

              • Toys
              • Television:

                2 x new Panasonic 42' HD LED flat panel TVs...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                2 x Comcast digital HD cable receivers...moreless

              • MP3 Dock
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library

              Theme

                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Pond
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Photography

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                      • Rural:

                        Genuine 1865 Vermont on country road On 5 acres. Privacy without isolation. Within walking distance to snowboarding, ski and bicycle shops. 600 ft to paved road....moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Rafting
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Ice Skating

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            Mahogany table with 5 leaves - seating for 15 adults...moreless

                          • Dining Room
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 15 people

                          General

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Living Room
                          • Printer
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Stove
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Free Local Calls
                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            2 x old fashion percolators. 1 x new Keurig single cup coffee maker....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Gourmet Kitchen
                          • Garbage Disposal
                          • Wet Bar
                          • Kitchen
                          • Toaster
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                          • Beach Towels
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Yard
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Deck Furniture
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                           

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                          Location

                          70 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Albany, NY
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Rt 30 and Rt 100
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Former Outback Restaurant (now Whiskey Dick's)
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Stratton Mountain
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Stratton Mountain
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Former Outback Restaurant ( now Whiskey Dick's)

                          Car: Necessary

                          A refuge from the stress of daily life. Withdraw to genuine old Vermont on a country road. To a tall pine forest. To a tranquil brook and pond. Beautifully renovated 1865 VT Farmhouse combines authentic charm with modern luxury appointments.

                          2001 eat-in designer kitchen with VT slate counter tops and handcrafted VT red birch cabinets. 148 year-old hand-hewn beams on the living room and dining room ceilings. Refinished original pine flooring. New thermopane wooden windows.

                          6 bedrooms. 4-1/2 bathrooms (3 full bathrooms, with tiled showers and floors - radiant floor heat, renovated in 2008. Additional 1-1/2 baths in 3rd floor bedrooms, newly constructed in 2011.)

                          Dining room, living room and study. 2 x Comcast HD digital TV receivers. New 42' LED TVs. DVD & surround-sound stereo. VT Castings wood stove.

                          Gas grill. New 8 ft sliding glass door onto rear deck with hanging bird feeders + supply of birdseed. 800 feet of brook + pond and waterfall. 10 minutes or less to 4 good restaurants and night life. High-speed wireless internet for your computers. Extra parking.

                          We are 'in the country' but near everything. Very private - own the land on both sides of the road. Flat land. Walk the road in moonlight along the Winhall River. See wildlife and trout. This is Vermont unchanged.

                          Sleeps 16 maximum. Perfect for family gatherings and groups of friends. Privacy and spacious sleeping quarters on 3 full floors.

                          10 minutes (6 miles) 'door-to-door' to the Stratton Mountain parking garage.

                          On 5 acres in Rawsonville within walking distance to Equipe Ski. 2 minutes to the Winhall Market.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1997

                          About: We have lived in NJ in the same Victorian house for more than 35 years. Born and raised outside of Buffalo, NY in Williamsville. Anne grew up in Haddonfield, NJ outside of Philadelphia.

                          Why Rawsonville:
                          What drew us here was the genuineness of old Vermont on a country road. We own 5 acres on both sides of the road. There is nothing but fields and trees from the back of our house to the banks of the Winhall River 600 ft away. Across the road from the front of the house, our property there is part of 1 sq mile of timberland in the Green Mountain National Forest. We are 'in the country' but near everything. There is privacy here, but not isolation. You can walk to Tony's Pizza and eat pizza of NYC quality. You can drive 2 minutes to the Winhall Market and buy gourmet everything. In 10 minutes, you can be parking in the Stratton Mountain Parking Garage to go skiing or have luxury dining at Verde's Restaurant.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          Experience genuine old Vermont on a country road. Here, you can unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures offered by our rural setting and ambiance. You have privacy but not isolation. You can always pick up the pace. The ski hill is 10 minutes away. So are great dining and other activities.


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                          Photos

                          • Kitchen - seating area for 6 persons - Vermont slate stone countertops

                            Kitchen - seating area for 6 persons - Vermont slate stone countertops

                          • first floor shower with natural slate stone tiled throughout this full bath

                            first floor shower with natural slate stone tiled throughout this full bath

                          • Family Room - add 2 table leaves to seat 15 Persons

                            Family Room - add 2 table leaves to seat 15 Persons

                          • living room with 42' LED TV, DVD, surround-sound stereo + Comcast digital cable

                            living room with 42' LED TV, DVD, surround-sound stereo + Comcast digital cable

                          • Master bath - large tiled shower in beach motive with hand-painted frieze

                            Master bath - large tiled shower in beach motive with hand-painted frieze

                          • 2d floor - second full bath, tiled - 'Jack & Jill' configuration

                            2d floor - second full bath, tiled - 'Jack & Jill' configuration

                          • 3rd Floor Bunk Room - 3 sleeping niches, each with reading light and curtains.

                            3rd Floor Bunk Room - 3 sleeping niches, each with reading light and curtains.

                          • 3rd Floor Master with en suite bath

                            3rd Floor Master with en suite bath

                          • waterfall in early winter

                            waterfall in early winter

                          • New pond deck and pond house with solar-powered night lighting

                            New pond deck and pond house with solar-powered night lighting

                          • fall foliage and view of a ridge line at Stratton

                            fall foliage and view of a ridge line at Stratton

                          • extra parking across the road in front of our barn

                            extra parking across the road in front of our barn

                          • Kitchen with red birch cabinets + full compliment of cookware

                            Kitchen with red birch cabinets + full compliment of cookware

                          • Family Room with 2 Futon Sofa Beds

                            Family Room with 2 Futon Sofa Beds

                          • Dining Room with table set for four persons.  148-year old hand hewed beams.

                            Dining Room with table set for four persons. 148-year old hand hewed beams.

                          • Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor

                            Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor

                          • Queen-sized Bedroom on second floor

                            Queen-sized Bedroom on second floor

                          • Twin single bedroom on second floor

                            Twin single bedroom on second floor

                          • Bunk Room - 2 single beds - 5 total beds

                            Bunk Room - 2 single beds - 5 total beds

                          • Third floor overview:
 brook + pond + waterfall

                            Third floor overview: brook + pond + waterfall

                          • 2012 - new wood siding and trim and fresh paint job + 2011 new metal roof

                            2012 - new wood siding and trim and fresh paint job + 2011 new metal roof

                          • bridge over brook

                            bridge over brook

                          • road in front of house with view of giant pine ('triple top')

                            road in front of house with view of giant pine ('triple top')

                          • looking through sliding door at a red squirrel on feeder + back deck + gas grill

                            looking through sliding door at a red squirrel on feeder + back deck + gas grill

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