Stonehill Farm

$6,888,000
7
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
9 135
ft2
202
Ac

Description

Halfway between the storied Village of Woodstock, Vermont, and the ivy league halls of Dartmouth College in nearby Hanover, NH, and minutes to every possible recreational amenity in Quechee, Stonehill Farm offers an extraordinary private kingdom, tennis, and equestrian facility on over 215 acres of open pastures, mixed northern hardwood forests, and miles of interior roads and trails.

Halfway between the storied Village of Woodstock, Vermont, and the ivy league halls of Dartmouth College in nearby Hanover, NH, and minutes to every possible recreational amenity in Quechee, Stonehill Farm offers an extraordinary private kingdom, tennis, and equestrian facility on over 215 acres of open pastures, mixed northern hardwood forests, and miles of interior roads and trails.

The ca. 1991 manor house, with its Tudor-inflected stone exterior and soaring two-story library, was designed by noted New York architect Alan Wanzenberg who’s overall approach is often informed by his deep appreciation for the Arts & Crafts and other analogous movements. Echoes of the late Tudor and early Arts and Crafts style, strongly influenced by the historical architectural styles of south-east England and those of Edwin Lutyens, can be heard clearly through the architectural voice of the property.

Set high along the top of a south-facing ridge, the Vermont countryside unfolds at your feet with commanding views across the Ottaquechee Valley to Mount Ascutney. Copious fenestration on the south walls takes full advantage of the direct southern exposure. Constructed in the tradition of old-world craftsmanship, this incomparable stone and cedar estate features the finest quality materials and decorative finishes throughout. The approximately 9,000 square foot, 15-room residence is an elegant and timeless design in richly textured stone, expansive glass, and mahogany details. The main house offers seven bedrooms, nine baths, a recently remodeled gourmet kitchen, formal living, and dining rooms, 3,200 bottle wine cellar, and presides over a pond-like, heated swimming pool surrounded by bluestone terraces. Its enduring and harmonious design is heavily influenced by the original home of U.S. Steel founder Edmund C. Converse's “Conyers Farm” in Greenwich, CT.

The main house's interior is designed and decorated in sophisticated and restrained taste with original interiors by noted designer Jed Johnson. While traces of Johnson’s touch can be seen in places, the property has undergone extensive interior updating. The west wing of the main house, including the kitchen, family, dining, and living rooms, have been reconfigured, completely renovated, and updated to include a more open flow to the rest of the expansive first-floor entertaining spaces. Other recent interior updates were conducted to soften the interior color palette and include refinishing or replacing almost all interior flooring and replacing many of the lighting fixtures. The seven en-suite bedrooms include two large master suites - one on the first floor with a guest bedroom – and there is room for the largest gathering, whether in the living room, oak-paneled library, or large south-facing terrace.

Just down the winding drive lined by an allé of maples, you’ll find one of the most expansive equestrian facilities in New England. The 20,000 square foot steel framed complex is divided into three component areas, including 12 box stalls, numerous tack rooms, shop and office, a beautifully equipped viewing lounge with barn manager’s three-bedroom apartment, and the main riding arena, which has been converted over to an indoor soft surface tennis court but could easily be returned to its former equestrian use.

A recently acquired gatehouse at the entry to the property and the addition of land on the west side of the Quechee West Hartford Road for viewshed protection were two additions made to the landholding and structures within the last twelve months.

Acres of open pasture and hayfields, a spring-fed pond, improved roads and trails, and multiple additional smaller outbuildings, including an alpaca barn, equipment barn, and wood crib, add to both the recreational and functional aspects of the property. A private kingdom ideally located two hours from Boston, four hours from NYC, and three hours from Montreal. 

Amenities

Lot

Privacy
Equestrian

Indoor

Air Conditioning
Library
Wine Cellar
Fireplace

Outdoor

Pool
Garage
Tennis Court

Price Insights

new

Building Info

Year build
1991
Property type
House

Location

1403 Quechee West Hartford Road, Quechee, VT 05059, Hartford, Vermont, United States

Contact Agent

Richard Higgerson
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2015
Address
24 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT, United States
Listing Reference
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