*******www.Sharon-Bateman**** - Boulder Spring Farm is a postcard come to life.
It is a cherished home in a treasured town, protected to the West by Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, to the South by Nebraska Notch and the Green Mountain to the south, and to the East by the Worcester Range and Little River Valley.
In this video, you will embark on a tour of this magnificent 7,700-square-foot estate and its surrounding 40+ acres of lush countryside. We will take you on an exploration of the unique features of this great estate. You will find beauty, history, and, we sincerely hope, your new home.
Come tour Boulder Spring Farm to see for yourself why it is one of the most photographed (and photogenic) estates in Stowe, Vermont.
Nestled atop Edson Hill, Boulder Spring Farm is a pastoral retreat completely in harmony with its bucolic New England surroundings. So named for the bubbling brook that flows from the top of Mount Mansfield and winds itself through the forty acres of the property, the Farm commands two-hundred-and-seventy degree views of the land, mountains, sunshine and stars.
Here, you are at one with nature and its beauty, whether you are sitting cozily inside the main house, walking across the meadow to the oak post-and-beam Barn, or sitting on the dock outside the Pond Cottage taking in the sunset and its shimmering reflection in the waters of the Farm’s four spring-fed ponds.
Built in the style of a Connecticut River Valley Colonial home, the 22-year-old main house brings a colonial past into the contemporary present. The spacious rooms are awash in bright light. Historic details like the Tavern-style kitchen, detailed moldings, carved raised-panel cherry cabinets, and stenciled walls call to mind the storied homes of America’s historic gentry.
That history is firmly rooted and built upon an agrarian society. Thomas Jefferson looked after his own fields and so did Boulder Hill Farm’s earliest owners. This was an active working farm where the Lambert family raised livestock until it was inherited by javelin-throwing Olympian Bill Alley. Local lore holds that before the farm passed hands to Alley, the Lamberts buried their beloved bull "Hedgerows Maximilian" on the land where he faithfully protected the family's heifers. Now, deer pay homage to him at dawn and dusk when they dance among the grasses he used to graze.
There are multiple rooms for family gatherings and quiet nights alike. The Garden room allows you to immerse yourself in the light and warmth of the sun's rays. Speaking of the sun, a screened in porch brings you one step closer to nature, giving you a view onto the raised bed vegetable gardens - an excellent perch from which to monitor the progress of your botanical efforts.
The Piano Room or the Den can be the perfect spot to enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire. The Piano Room features a masonry fireplace with a flamed granite hearth, polished granite surround and double crown moldings.
The first floor Master Suite commands views on three sides where you can watch the sun and moon rise over the Worcester Mountains and set over Mt. Mansfield.
The elegance of the formal Dining Room is accentuated by the magnificently detailed and historic stenciling work of internationally known artist David Wiggins.
The spacious Tavern style kitchen brings together old world charm with the ease of modern conveniences. A large fireplace and hearth invites both the homeowners and their guests to cluster in the kitchen for nibbles and conversation. Boulder Spring Farm's modern chef can enjoy preparing dishes on an expansive granite countertop with everything at his or her fingertips. The fireplace in the kitchen makes for four fireplaces at the Farm, the other are found in the Den, Piano Room, and Guest Suite.
The Main House boasts wood floors in cherry and pine. A romantic winding staircase, one of the many architectural details of a traditional Connecticut River Valley Colonial home, brings you upstairs to the three large guest rooms as well as the luxurious master suite. Each is a canvas for the imagination.
Sometimes we all need a getaway from our getaway. Open the swing door to Boulder Spring Farm's barn to enter a 40' x 60' space that is just the place for a workshop, office or studio.
At the edge of the lower pond is the aptly named Pond Cottage, a retreat that offers total privacy as well as a living room with a fireplace, an adjoining kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This cozy enclave is the place to pen a novel by morning's early light, take a catnap in the afternoon sun, or watch one's children giggle and splash as they jump from the dock into the fresh pond water.
A respect for pristine lands is not uncommon in Stowe. This is a place where people celebrate the picturesque setting – winter, spring, summer and fall. Boulder Hill Farm is the epitome of that commitment to protecting the best Stowe has to offer: it’s year-round beauty, serenity, and calm. When you stay at the Farm, all you need is a sunny sky, picnic basket, and the company of family and friends to enjoy the beauty of Stowe in the summer, or a set of cross country skis to tour the property in winter's frosted glow.
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