Thursday, August 16, 2012

Video of 228 Wyman Lane | Woodstock, Vermont real estate & homes - This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of Woodstock Vermont’s most prestigious historic estates.

Wyman Hill is one of the largest private tracts of land in close proximity, 5 minutes, to the quintessential Village of Woodstock, with its myriad of art galleries, fine shops, dining options, and performing and cultural arts activities. Minutes from Green Mountain Horse Association as well as world class skiing, golfing and endless recreational opportunities.

This magnificent property includes 172 acres, with vast open and rolling-meadows, extensive hardwood stands and towering pines, stunning long range southerly views of the Green Mountains and a swimming pond, stocked with trout. The extensive four miles of interior carriage trails have been enjoyed for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and snow shoeing or cross-county skiing in the winter. The coveted picnic spot atop the open field is a perfect spot to take in the glorious long range views. This property has been thoughtfully protected and conserved with the Vermont Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the rural character and beauty that draws people to Vermont. The open pastures for grazing and miles of riding trails make this an ideal property for the horse enthusiast. At the height of the wooded portion of the land, 360 degree views of the Vermont countryside are enjoyed.

The numerous exterior improvements include substantial land enhancement projects to clear for views and habitat. The residence and new two story drive-through barn with loft, large enough to accommodate six cars, are complimented with elegant landscaping. Expert stone masonry is evidenced in the rebuilt, ancient stone walls lining portions of the nearly one mile of frontage, on both sides of the lightly traveled Wyman Lane.

On-going projects include renovating the old sugar house into a quaint summer sleeping cabin Adirondack style.

In 2010 the residence was completely redesigned, tastefully renovated and appointed to uncompromising standards for the best in country living. During renovations every effort was made to preserve the original craftsmanship. Every piece of timber, door and window was reused. All the magnificent detailed woodwork and original hardware has been recycled back into the house, including original dental molding from the fireplace and the exterior porch pillars, now integral to a new fireplace mantle. The original hand carved raised panel Indian Shutters now grace the master suite as wainscoting. Railroad pine flooring was carefully removed, re-planed and installed on the second floor. Hand stenciled reclaimed wide plank pine floors highlight the country kitchen with elevated fireplace and generous sitting area. The chestnut wood counter island features a 6 burner Viking cook-top and custom pewter and brass vent hood. Side by side Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Viking double wall ovens, soapstone counters and inset porcelain farmer’s sink will please the most discerning cooking enthusiasts. A separate east facing breakfast room is large enough for the whole family to enjoy a sunny start to the day.

Off the kitchen is a generous pantry and wet bar. The unique dumbwaiter with exposed cast iron wheel and pull rope is a fun and useful method of bringing firewood from the storage area below. The middle gathering room, like the kitchen, is the full width of the house and combines formal dining with informal living and the largest fireplace in the house. The window seats and new closet spaces provide elegant symmetry and purpose. Both the kitchen and middle room have direct access to the outdoor living room which overlooks the swimming pond. Situated on the west side, you and your guests will enjoy dining or relaxing in this column lined Loggia Terrace, with staggered pattern brick floor and dual automatic retractable awnings, another comfortable space to take in the sun setting into the Green Mountains.

The centrally located powder room with reclaimed antique solid marble sink and iron stand separates the center hall from the east side office with fireplace. The west side parlor is cozy, includes a fireplace with original 18th century Delft Tiling and views to Long Hill in South Woodstock.

The master suite is complete! High ceilings and numerous windows fill this sanctuary with light and show off the beautiful grounds and meadow views. The marble tiled bath is exquisite. There are two walk-in closets, a linen closet and laundry facilities and private rear stair case to the kitchen serving the master suite.

There are 3 additional bedrooms on the second floor, two with fireplaces, and one with a sleeping cubby. Sleeping accommodations for fourteen! Beautiful marble showers in three bathrooms on the second floor feature glass enclosures and custom made vanities with artist faux painting.

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