Monday, November 14, 2011

Video of 1039 Pratt Rd | Cambridge Vermont real estate & homes - Designed and influenced by Florence "Shu" Knoll Bassett, a woman recognized worldwide as an icon of the mid twentieth century's modern movement in architecture and interior design, this classic Vermont estate is being offered for the first time.

The tree lined gravel drive, laced with century old stone walls, will heighten your senses as you approach this distinctive property, reminiscent of lines from a Robert Frost poem..."a road less travelled".

Nestled into the surrounding landscape, this unique home offers the character and detail of a Contemporary Vermont farmhouse exterior and is sited to showcase the stunning, panoramic mountain and meadow views.

Custom built in 1981, this 2760 sq. ft. home is modern in style and function by the standards of today's buyer, offering clean lines and a sun filled, flowing floor plan.  The expressive use of slate, brick, white washed pine walls and expansive areas of glass are a true trademark of Shu Bassett's approach to total design, allowing a seamless blend of interior space with nature. A 14x20 double door slate foyer welcomes guests to the center hall. The kitchen, dining room and living room open to each other, sharing the warmth of a fireplace, sweeping views to the East and access to a large deck for year round enjoyment of all seasons. A quiet office space is located off the hall leading to a first floor Master Bedroom Suite that offers the first light of sun in the morning and the twinkle of stars in a clear night sky.  The walk-out lower level is finished with a fireplace family room, large en suite bedroom, utility room and mud room entry from the two car garage and workshop.

The private, park like grounds, encompass 60 acres and includes special features such as a delightful 3 hole family golf course and an old sugar house style barn with attached garden potting shed that stores the property equipment. Flowering orchard trees, Vermont maple and birch trees have been thoughtfully selected and are prolific throughout the property. Enjoy nature walks through meadows and woods.  Spend reflective time in "John's Park" overlooking pristine fields, or relax with sunset cocktails around "On The Rocks", an aptly named picnic spot. Additional pleasure can be had with majestic ponds for fishing or winter skating parties. The charming village of Cambridge is home to Smuggler's Notch Ski Area and nearby Johnson State University as well as the Studio School community. Convenient to the world class resort of Stowe, Vermont, the Burlington International airport (less than an hour away), Boston, Montreal and New York are within an easy drive to this idyllic retreat.  For the person who wants to get away from it all, you have truly arrived at one of the most beautiful properties in Vermont.

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