Halfway between the storied Village of Woodstock, Vermont, and the ivy league halls of Dartmouth College in nearby Hanover, New Hampshire - and minutes to every possible recreational amenity in Quechee - Stonehill Farm offers an extraordinary private refuge on 218 acres including miles of interior roads and trails, an extensive equestrian and tennis facility, a spring-fed pond and acres of open pastures.
The circa 1991 manor house, with its Tudor-inflected stone exterior, elegant interior architectural details and soaring two-story library, was designed by noted New York architect Alan Wanzenberg whose overall approach is often informed by his deep appreciation for the Arts & Crafts movement.
Set high along the top of a south-facing ridge, the Vermont countryside unfolds at your feet with commanding views across the Ottaquechee Valley to Mount Ascutney. Masses of windows on the south walls take full advantage of the direct southern exposure. Constructed in the tradition of old-world craftsmanship, this incomparable stone and cedar home features the finest quality materials and decorative finishes throughout. The approximately 9,300 square foot, 15-room residence is an elegant and timeless design in richly textured stone, expansive glass, and mahogany details. The main house offers seven bedrooms, nine baths and a recently remodeled gourmet kitchen. Formal living and dining rooms, a 3,200 bottle wine cellar, and a pond-like, heated swimming pool surrounded by bluestone terraces feature among the many amenities.
The main house’s interior is designed and decorated in sophisticated and restrained taste. The west wing of the main house, including the kitchen, family, dining, and living rooms features an open flow and expansive entertaining spaces. The seven en-suite bedrooms include two large master suites, one on the first floor.
Just down the winding drive lined by an allée of maples, you’ll find one of the most expansive equestrian facilities in New England. The 20,000 square foot steel framed complex is divided into three component areas, including 12 box stalls, numerous tack rooms, shop and office, a beautifully equipped viewing lounge with barn manager’s three-bedroom apartment, and the main riding arena which has been converted over to an indoor soft surface tennis court but could easily be returned to its former equestrian use as an indoor arena.
A recently acquired gatehouse at the entry to the property and the addition of land on the west side of the Quechee West Hartford Road for viewshed protection were two additions made to the landholding and structures within the last twelve months.
Acres of open pasture and hayfields, a spring-fed pond, improved roads and trails, and multiple additional smaller outbuildings, including an alpaca barn, equipment barn, and wood crib, add to both the recreational and functional aspects of the property. A private kingdom ideally located two hours from Boston, four hours from NYC, and three hours from Montreal. Private jet and helicopter services are available at nearby Lebanon, NH and world-class recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities abound, from skiing at Killington to classes at Dartmouth and everything in between. Without peer in the Upper Valley based on location, acreage, and the splendid quality of the built environment, Stonehill Farm is a world-class estate in the heart of one of the most desirable areas of the Northeastern United States.