BeautifulWoodwork, Views, Fenced Pasture, 4 Stall Horse Barn, Oversize 3 Bay Garage with Workshop, Miles of Trails, acre Swimming Pond, “Green”, “Energy Efficient”, Passive Solar, Geothermal, "Healthy House", Highest Standards of Workmanship, Privacy. House: House site, near the center of the 157 acres, ensures privacy.Full 37x37 poured unfinished walk out basement.Open floor plan of first floor great room blends living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room and pantry gracefully together.Hand-cast Seneca Tile floor provides continuity throughout great room area.Centerpiece of great room is flying staircase with cherry treads and banisters, curly maple stringers, risers and barleytwist balusters, and birdseye maple underside, built by the late Warren Koski.Fluted cherry columns flank the staircase.Custom kitchen features hand-carved cherry drawer fronts and lower cabinet doors with balance in curly maple with “stella verde” green & white marble countertops. Upper cabinets are constructed of cherry and curly maple with cherry mullioned antique and stained glass cabinet doors. Black walnut door trim throughout, locally cut and milled with custom made cutters. Downstairs bedroom, bathroom and mudroom (entryway, laundry-room, coat closet) feature ceramic tile floors. Upstairs, master bedroom floor is ” thick, random width, tongue and groove local black cherry. The second upstairs bedroom floor is quarter-sawn local red oak. Upstairs bathroom has radiant heated ceramic tile floor. Balance of the upstairs floor, including the office area and the master bedroom walk in closet, is local spalted, curly maple.Four beveled/leaded glass doors provide attractive access to the outside from all three levels.Lots of south, west and east facing windows and open floor plan ensure abundance of natural light and passive solar heat.Antique lighting fixtures, sinks, interior doors, hinges, latches and doorknobs throughout. Battery backup, hardwired, interconnected, photoelectric smoke alarms connected to monitored security system which includes multiple types of security sensors.Central vacuum.Barn/Garage: is one large building with frostproof water and 50 amp electric service. Four10x10 box stalls inside and 10x40 outside run-in shelter for horses. 12 high x 10 wide doors on both sides of barn permit hay wagon to go through. Three bay garage has one 12 wide x 12 high overhead door to accommodate a motorhome up to 36 long. Two other two bays have 8 high x 10 wide doors with “Whisper-quiet” belt drive openers. Upstairs, there is a 22 x 16 workshop area over the two shorter bays and additional storage area over the high bay. Downstairs, in the garage is a chicken coop (or potting shed) with attached sunroom (or greenhouse).Land:156.977 surveyed gently south facing acres. acre swimming pond stocked with bass, perch, catfish &bluegill for dinner and grass carp & koi to keep pond weed & algae free.3234’ road frontage by 2120’ deep.~12 acres fenced pasture with 2 water holes.~25 additional tillable acres.Balance of land is mature and transitional woodland. Significant value in mature sugar maple, ash, red oak, black cherry, hemlock and white pine.Miles of trails permit enjoyment of property on foot, skis, or horseback.No chemical applications to the land since at least 1995. This property qualifies for Organic Certification. All mineral rights convey. No gas lease. Town prohibits fracking.Healthy/Green/Energy Efficient:Ground source electric (Geothermal) heat pumps heat radiant floors and domestic hot water.Heat recovery ventilation system, with HEPA filtration, provides year round fresh air.Southern exposure and passive solar design minimize heating requirements and provides panoramic sunrise to sunset views.Forest north of the house provides shelter from northern winter winds.Six inch stud walls with formaldehyde free blown in fiberglass insulation keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer.Windows are Norandex double pane with storm windows (three layers). Aluminum frames with an insulated thermal break for energy efficiency.Perforated pipe in gravel, under the basement floor slab, is vented outside to prevent radon buildup under the house. Basement floor is sealed with sodium silicate and floor is sealed to foundation walls with 100% silicone to prevent radon entry. Tests well below accepted levels of radon. Dry basement is assured by footer drain to daylight, poured concrete walls waterproofed on the outside and backfill against walls with gravel.Warm basement is assured by blueboard and stucco on outside of concrete walls and blueboard under the poured slab.Roof is long life standing seam metal with no chimneys or vent penetrations (leak free assurance).Except for the plywood exterior sheathing, no plywood, waferboard or other “engineered wood” products are used in the construction of the house.” tongue and groove spruce, laid on the diagonal is the sub-floor under all hardwood flooring.Ceramic tile floors (all with radiant heat) are all laid on 2” concrete poured on corrugated metal. No wall to wall carpeting, vinyl or laminate flooring is used (all floors are real hardwood or ceramic tile).Foil backed sheet rock is used throughout to provide an excellent vapor barrier and shielding from electromagnetic fields.“Kill” switches in 2 of the bedrooms turn off all electric in the bedroom to minimize nighttime exposure to electromagnetic fields.Two decks constructed of local black locust. Locust is naturally decay resistant without toxic chemicals associated with pressure treated lumber, and without environmental/ethical issues associated with tropical and old growth woods. Price: $799,900 - Priced under CMA suggested list/sell price. Buy before we list with agency and save!
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