In an enchanting poem about carefree days spent growing up on a farm, the well-known American poet, Dylan Thomas, wrote "And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns. About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home." Nothing so perfectly captures this farmhouse's idyllic spot in rural Vermont. "This late 1800s hundreds farmhouse has been beautifully renovated...and sits on 2.3 relaxing acres with mature trees, perennial gardens and a pond tucked into the corner," notes the listing agent, Evan Potvin of Islands Realty, Inc.
Anyone who has a fond memory of farmhouse living, or wished they did, can take a turn off this country road and find exactly what they are looking for—white picket fencing, a charming farmhouse, lush flowers and a verdant green landscape.
Siting center in the heart of the kitchen, this charming country table and chairs sets the stage for cheerful and comfortable country dining. Like many farmhouses, the kitchen is the heart of the home and a staircase from the upstairs often leads directly into it, sending traffic to the most used room in the home.
Wide planked flooring fills the living room, which is large enough to house a three-cupboard entertainment center painted a charcoal country black. Crisp white french doors offer another glimpse at the kitchen.
The master bedroom is a perfect blend of traditional simplicity with country accents. Natural elements like the mason jar of collected shells and rocks along with matching woven side rugs mix well with the espresso furniture.
Beautifully salvaged, a stain glass window has been repurposed into hanging art. A generous open shower is the modern touch that fits seamlessly with bead board walls and curved porcelain pieces.
An office with a view and plenty of built-in storage keeps clutter at bay and the mind free to focus.
Tucked under the eaves, the built-in day bed is perfect for a nap, visiting guests or as a teen's favorite escape. Small cubbies are a smart use of space which can hold books, an alarm clock or special treasures.
A screened-in porch offers endless days and evenings spent listening the quiet of the farm and enjoying the natural vistas of green plants and trees.
Gently sloping from the back porch, the open yard unites the farmhouse to the country pond. At night, the songs of frogs and the whistling of grasses are the only sounds punctuating the privacy of this farmhouse.