“Windswept” is an impeccably restored 18th C. estate located on Old Stoddard Rd. The structures on the property include a mint condition center chimney Cape (circa 1794), an authentic wing or ell built with 18th C. materials in 1982, a large circa 1800-1820 barn (40′ x 60′), & a charming artist’s studio/possible guest house. The restoration was undertaken by a connoisseur & collector of Americana with its authentic antique features kept intact. All the structures are attached to each other with new cedar shingled roofing installed in 2005. Each room in the house has exquisite proportions & the living area includes a magnificent Keeping Room (12′ x 22′) with a walk-in fireplace, beehive oven & an impressive beamed ceiling; 2 Drawing Rooms (16′ x 15′) facing south (now used as the MBR & LR); a Family/Sitting Room (14′ x 15′) with E/W windows; & 3 more Bedrooms (2 upstairs). All of these rooms have beautiful working fireplaces & antique floorboards, old paneling, wainscoting & chair rails. There is an attractive Kitchen (12′ x 16′) with a marvelous antique wood burning stove & an attached Pantry/Laundry Room. Also, there are 2 Bathrooms, numerous closets, & a mud room.
Beautiful gardens & colonial lilacs surround the house & driveway that passes over an early stone bridge with a brook flowing underneath into a lovely pond. The setting & views are spectacular with stone walls, apple trees, & fields surrounding the house (about 3 acres), & one can look in every direction with complete privacy to wooded hills & down a small valley towards breathtaking sunsets, neighboring conservation land & the distant mountains of Vermont. Not even one house or building is in sight: birds & wildlife are in abundance including deer, fox, moose, wild turkey & a family of black bears. The Harris Nature & Wildlife Center is located nearby with several thousand acres & walking trails. Above the house on the hillside, one has incredible views of Mt. Monadnock (3000 ). There are also wide trails throughout the 241 acre property, ideal for horseback riding. Our town is especially quaint with a village common that includes a beautiful 200 year old Church & 18th C. houses. The attractions nearby include climbing & hiking; fishing, canoeing, & lake swimming; cross-country skiing & other winter sports; art galleries, antiquing, theaters (Peterborough Players) & classical concerts at the Apple Hill Music School. Keene, a beautiful University town 12 miles away, has many restaurants, shopping malls & the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. All mechanicals & appliances have been replaced in recent years. “Windswept” is owned by a prominent New York art dealer who occupies it year-round. The 2021 Property Taxes – US $5,360 ; the land is in Current Use (a property tax exemption). $2.5Mil. for 241 Acres(or lower price, less land) Call 212-734-9524 Owner on site See Listing