Country Elegance: In the heart of Vermont lies Reading Farms, a completely private 200+ acre estate. On the market for the first time in almost a century, the residence boasts a rich architectural, social and cultural past. Four seasons of beautiful country living can be enjoyed from the property, as the ever-changing landscape provides continuos delight. Reading Farms truly epitomizes an elegance that can not be duplicated.
A discreet, gated entrance leads into the one-mlle driveway winding through open fields, woodlands and up past a mature hedge of lilacs towards the original late – 18th – Century brick farmhouse enhanced by 20th-Century additions. An Old World-style courtyard entrance welcomes arrivals, with entrances to the main house, guest suite, theater and gardens. The main house features many bedrooms, each with its own bath. An excellent new gourmet kitchen serves the family room and nearby elegant dining and living areas. Other rooms in this gracious home include a library accessed through a secret door, a breakfast room with a tiled nook, a climate-controlled 1,500-bottle wine cellar and an office. The lovely guest suite offers a bedroom, a study and a bath.
A deep trout pond near the main residence has a graceful cascading waterfall. Two other ponds afford wonderful opportunities for swimming, fishing, or skating while an open gazebo provides the perfect spot for entertaining on a lazy summer afternoon or evening. An avenue of mature maples leads to the heated pool with vistas of magnificent sunsets and distant rolling hills. Outbuildings include an entertainment barn that has a whirlpool tub, a full kitchen, guest quarters and a party room featuring a vaulted ceiling and fieldstone fireplace. A gym, a barn with stalls and storage, a movie theater with additional guest quarters and a two – bedroom caretaker's house round out the impressive offerings.
This spectacular property has served as a second home for generations, but would also be suitable for a family compound, corporate retreat, charitable foundation, music school or an artist colony.
For more information on the property please contact:
Associate Broker, Member-Florida Bar
Windermere Real Estate
71691 Highway 111
Rancho mirage, CA 92270
DRE License # 01906676