Charming meticulously restored and expanded 1790 cape with 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms on 18.84+/- pastoral acres with mountain views east and west comes to market for the first time in 25 years. As the beloved family homestead of the current owner, the attention to detail, stewardship, and level of finish invested in the home inside and out is sure to please in every season, striking a rare hard-to-find balance between its rural heritage and modern amenities. Embracing the past are exposed hand-hewn beams, wide planked floors, natural wood doors with wrought-iron hardware, and fully intact Rufus Porter wall murals. Enhancing the present is a post & beam family room with sunset views and fieldstone fireplace intentionally set into the hillside and hidden from view in front behind the ell to maintain the structure’s scale and unity with the land. The ell itself was disassembled and completely rebuilt using the original timber frame to make way for a centrally located kitchen complete with island, stainless appliances, coffee bar, and workstation as well as the mudroom, half-bath powder room, and laundry room. Completing the homestead is a primary bedroom suite on the south end with barrel-vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and full bathroom.
Outside, the setting is bucolic with a level yard and large field ideal for recreation and farming, heirloom apple trees, sequentially blooming perennials, and a fenced gardening area with raised beds and potting shed. With each evening comes the golden hour, viewed from the terrace or in the hot tub as the sun sets behind the mountains across the valley below. The local Breck Hill neighborhood is special too, with other rural homesteads located along the quiet gravel lane and an exemplary network of conservation easements that includes 14+ acres of this property. You will seldom see another car pass by. With high-speed Internet by LymeFiber and a short commute to the Lyme green and only 14 miles to Hanover and Dartmouth College, this property defines what many people seek but is rare to find.
Updated on July 1, 2022 at 6:35 pm