Brownington, Vermont — Green Home For Sale
WORKING FARM, HOMESTEAD, COUNTRY RETREAT Well-maintained 24-acre home/farm complex, privately set, yet 15min to I-91. Hybrid green home, large modern barn, outbuildings. 11 acres certified-organic growing fields. Large household vegetable garden.
Listing ID: 20287
- Energy Efficient Home
- Green Home
|Asking Price (USD)||$239,000|
|Annual Property Tax||$3,229|
|Annual Utility Cost||$900|
|Home Area||1,404 sq ft|
|Total Property Area||23.6 acres|
Well-maintained home/farm complex in beautiful private setting, surrounded by towering evergreens, yet only 15 min to I-91. 1400-sq ft energy-efficient, straw-bale & cedar home w/deck. Modern, 2-story 1,290 sq ft cedar barn/workshop w/wood stove & attached shed. Lean-to the length of the barn for equipment, firewood. Stand alone lean-to that can function as a carport. New 3-season guest cabin. In-ground root and/or wine cellar. Many expansion possibilities.
Main floor of home is an open floor plan: Cozy alcove to relax opposite wood stove, dining area & spacious living room/family room. Country kitchen w/gas stove, hand-crafted & carved wood cabinets, laundry area, pantry. (All appliances new except range.) Full bath completes 1st floor. 2nd floor has 3 BRs, (presently a 2-BR & study set-up) & additional walk-in closet storage. Windows w/views of property & wonderful sunrises/sunsets.
24-acre farm complex w/11 acres healthy, certified-organic planting fields (1.5 acres planted this summer). Clearings for pasture & extensive wooded land. New pond filling. 50x50ft fenced household vegetable garden w/drip irrigation, raised beds, cold frames & hoop-house. Established berry bushes, fruit trees, many perennial flower gardens.
Live energy-efficient, enjoy home-grown fruits & vegetables year-round, work the fields or just get away to this world unto itself, w/the benefits of a small town community & all northern VT has to offer.
NOTE 1: Google map sometimes has address marked incorrectly. 2715 Chilafoux is on the left side of the road, south of "VT Reindeer Farm" &"Norma's Way Sewing" & runs from the homestead down to where the road curves.
NOTE 2: Home phone listed for contact. Also, cell phone is (914) 498-8509
What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?
Energy efficient house, built in 1995, is hybrid straw-bale & cedar construction, w/18in exterior walls & lyme stucco plaster finish. Natural insulating & passive solar, keeps indoors warmer in winter, cooler in summer. Rooms have natural beam-&-plank ceilings & wood floors throughout. Main floor has artistic stucco walls, w/deep window wells to reflect light & for aesthetic appeal. Exposed hemlock beams. Propane heating, but wood stove easily warms entire 1,404 sq ft house.
Neighbors are mostly homesteaders. Some grow & raise for their own consumption; others run small farming enterprises in a variety of products.
VT’s North Kingdom excels in locally raised pork & beef, artisinal cheeses, iced cider, fine breweries &, of course, maple syrup. Outdoor activities include: nearby state forests for hiking, 10 min from pristine Lake Willoughby to swim/canoe/fish (other lakes under 1/2 hr), 40 min to world-class mountain bike trails, snowmobiling & premier ski slopes. Quick drive for French Canadian fare. Brownington historic district & museum are of note, & historic bridges & arts centers in surrounding areas
The local school is part of the OSCU (Orleans Central Supervisory Union). The local school educates students K-8 (student/teacher ratio 12:1). The OCSU educates grades 9-12, out of Brownington's budget, at Lake Region Union High School .
Have had no personal contact with the schools
Brownington is a small town (around 1,000 residents) in Orleans County, located in the beautifully scenic "Northeast Kingdom" of VT. Selected by Nat'l Geographic for their Geotourism Program for Sustainable Destinations. There's a charming well-preserved 60-acre historic district w/7 buildings, Old Stone House Museum (history of the county & its farming), perennial gardens & stunning vistas. And pristine Lake Willoughby is only 15 min. Close towns for resident needs are Orleans & Derby
Home Type or Land
Single Family - Two Story
Location of Home or Land
Elevation of Home
|Agriculture in Area||Yes|
|Industry in Area||No|
|Air Pollution in Area||No|
|Cleaned with Green Products||Yes|
Solar - Passive
|Whole House Filtration||
|Whole House Vacuum||No|
Energy & Water
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Wood - Solid
Wood Dual Glazed
Garage / Car Port
|Garage / Carport||Yes|
|Garage Type||Carport Detached|
|Number of Cars||1|
|Garage Area||0 sqft|