Beautiful Single Family Home in Rural Vermont Co-Housing Community

by Jill Rubin
Real Estate For Sale
United States

Price: $550,000

This is a rare opportunity to buy a beautiful, passive solar/energy efficient house in a vibrant co-housing community in rural Vermont where nature, gardens, and community abound in every season. Cobb Hill Co-Housing is located on 272 shared acres including a working dairy and vegetable farm (run as an independent business, NOT collectively), pastureland, pond, woodlands and numerous food-based, community enterprises that members can choose to participate in. The house features gleaming maple flooring throughout, abundant natural light, and views of mountains, pastures, gardens, and the community.

Rooms & Main Features

The house contains 4  bedrooms plus an additional office/den, one full bath + 3/4 bath including a separate shower room, open concept kitchen/living/dining room, mudroom, additional finished living room in the basement, utility/laundry room, storage room, elevated, partially covered deck, covered entry porch, and enclosed shed. The total finished square footage is 2,379 (1,619 above grade).

Home Details

Enter the house through a covered porch into an efficiently designed mudroom with built-in shelving and durable slate flooring along with plenty of space to hang coats, store shoes, helmets, and backpacks. This level features radiant floor heating and an open concept main living space. The main living area has south-facing bay windows the width of the living/dining room and additional windows line the kitchen. The kitchen has cherry cabinets and a brand new, energy star, induction stove (installed in winter 2022)  along with a breakfast bar and energy star Bosch dishwasher and energy star refrigerator. There is a fourteen foot wide, custom, floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving unit made of maple wood in the main living space. An additional exterior door on this level leads to a partially covered deck. The main floor also has a separate office/bedroom/den along with a full bathroom. The kitchen and living/dining room overlook gardens, pastures, and the interior of the community with views of NH mountains, a picturesque silo and amazing sunrise views. 

On the second floor, there is a generous master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and room for an office. Two additional bedrooms on the second floor each have lofts with safety railings, built in ladders and professionally finished flooring. These lofts add additional storage, play space, or to host sleepovers and even have a secret passage between them. One of the bedrooms also features built-in shelving. The second floor has a bathroom with a toilet and sink and a separate shower room with a sink, shower, and built-in shelving. 

The basement has 760 square feet of finished space with a guest or teenage bedroom with two full closets and a separate living room/den/office area and boasts full-sized windows and radiant floor heating. The unfinished portion of the basement has a large storage room with shelving and a separate utility/laundry room. The house was recently updated with an electric dryer hook-up (instead of a propane connection) and has plenty of space to air dry clothes as well.

In addition to a small covered porch entryway, the house has an elevated deck with views of the mountains with plenty of room for outdoor dining and a lounge area. The deck provides privacy and stunning views. Under the deck, there is an enclosed shed for bikes, garden tools, skis, and other items as well as a third basement entryway with a closet. The house also has an annual and perennial food and flower garden with great south-facing exposure. The garden currently features strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, grapes, an herb spiral, blueberries, currants, honeyberries, lingonberries, cranberries, and jostaberries along with native flowers and established beds for annuals. 

Community Features

Cobb Hill Co-Housing was founded over twenty years ago with the purpose to conserve nature and farmland and build community. In that spirit, their are numerous established food and farm enterprises (but it is not required to participate). Farming endeavors including a dairy farm producing Jersey cow milk,  artisan cheese production on-site, diversified vegetables, honey, maple syrup, eggs, and shiitake mushrooms all from our land. Most of the land is held under conservation easement and includes year-round walking trails through pastures and forests as well as a swimming/ice skating pond. The community is also part of Hartland Winter Trails, a groomed and tracked xc skis trail system that traverses over 20 km through rural Vermont. 

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