Serene, Soulful & Perfectly Sited: One of the Area’s Premier Vermont Craftsmen Homes Exhale. You’ve arrived, safely tucked away in the complete privacy of the Big Basin of North Fayston at 1,650 feet elevation. Relax among Douglas fir cabinets, cherry floors and a real wood burning fireplace. Take in a rare and lovely view of the single-chair lift at Mad River Glen. Glance over at Mount Ellen and Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak to the south. Tranquility abounds in this 3 bedroom, 2½ bath Vermont Craftsman-style home, lovingly custom built in 2007. A smart combination of timber-framed and stick built construction, it offers apx. 3,500 sq. ft. of well-designed, lovingly maintained, almost magical space. Real wood and stone set a calming organic tone; as do thoughtfully chosen Craftsman-style light fixtures and an open staircase graced by a hand-painted landscape mural. This serene and relaxing feel extends throughout, from the windowed-corner and built-in breakfast nook of the roomy kitchen right up to the endearing “finished room over garage” that very comfortably sleeps 6. Warmly regarded as the “the frog” by lucky guests, this feature makes the home big enough to entertain guests year round, while still feeling small enough to avoid empty nest syndrome once the guests – or kids – are gone. Two substantially built patios enhance your enjoyment of custom landscaping that includes mature perennial gardens and a large trout pond fed by two springs. This picturesque feature offers winter skating and summer swimming while handling any overflow from the 70 gallon-per-minute well. The gently rolling grounds are highlighted – literally – by dedicated lighting to selected trees. And yes, you’ll find a tree house bookended between two roaring streams. A full basement with workshop, walkout, and plenty of storage make this an ideal homestead for sporting enthusiasts of any kind. Established trails for snowmobiling or skin-skiing in winter or mountain biking in the summer begin right in the back yard, with hiking trails and Burnt Rock just moments away. This restful roost also features a prime location just 15 min. to either Sugarbush/Mount Ellen or Mad River Glen ski areas and just 12 min. to Waitsfield. The center of Burlington is just an hour away. [amazing Matterport 3D Virtual Tour by Barrie Fisher Photo360]
Located southwest of Santa Fe, near the Cochiti Pueblo, the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is well worth the drive. Spend the day observing, studying and experiencing the unique geologic process that shaped the natural landscape. A three-mile recreation trail that ranges from 5,570 to 6,750 above sea level is perfect for birders, horticulturalists and adventurous hikers.
Points of Interest – Shot by Paul Grasshoff
Spend a few hours or an entire day hiking the many trails that wind through Bandelier National Monument and exploring ancient Native American cliff dwellings and petroglyphs. Twenty minutes away is Los Alamos, home of Los Alamos National Laboratory and its Bradbury Science Museum, which tells the story of the Manhattan Project.
Santa Fe POI – shot by Paul Grasshoff