The Farm at Pond Brook
West Chesterfield, NH
Auction Date & Time
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 4:00PM ET
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6 BD / 8 BA / 3 Half BA
+/- 15,700 sf
Lot Size: +/- 88.4 acres
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NOT PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR SALE. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! Impressive in scale and architecture, The Farm (as it is affectionately known) was custom-built for its only owner and has been in the same family for nearly 30 years – never before offered for sale!
This Georgian Colonial residence located in southern New Hampshire has a regal brick exterior, and brand-new slate roof (with new copper gutters) that sets off a handsome front portico supported by Corinthian columns. Beautiful interior millwork frames fireplaces, doorways and stairs in an elegant, formal style. The grand foyer – complete with two-story iconic columns and a stunning Schonbek crystal chandelier – is graced with a double staircase leading up to a spacious sitting area with breathtaking hillside views of the New England landscape.
The ground-floor entertaining areas are equally stylish, offering custom, inlaid hardwood floors, wood-coffered ceilings, and a generous family recreation area complete with soda fountain, billiards room, indoor pool and spa. The pool, spa and a gorgeous sunroom are bathed in light filtering through the Machin conservatory (a style of entirely glass greenhouse beloved in the United Kingdom for its bow-end roofline) installed by skilled artisans from North Carolina.
Designed for entertaining, the Property has regularly hosted gatherings of up to 300 guests, making it an ideal location for charity galas, weddings or extended family gatherings; it even has a separate, commercial-grade catering kitchen to accommodate special events where guests gather in the Property’s many open spaces, terraces and sitting areas for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Upstairs, each well-appointed bedroom has an en-suite bath, some with delightful murals by artist John C. Traynor gracing the walls. The master suite is especially lovely, and offers walls of windows, a fireplace, and bathroom with a large, jetted tub set next to a bow window overlooking the grounds. A double vanity, shower, dressing area and his-and-hers walk-in closets complete the suite, which encompasses an entire wing of the upper level. Other rooms include a handsome library, executive office, cheerful sewing room and a fitness center adjacent to the pool. The Property also offers a studio apartment over the attached garage, and a detached, 4-car garage in the style of a traditional red barn.
Groomed walking trails, manicured plantings and lush lawns surround the estate, which also boasts a charming gazebo. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the tennis/basketball court, putting green and pond as well as maintained hiking and ATV trails within the wooded acres of the estate.
Although private, this Property is just minutes from the entertainments to be had at Spofford Lake, Pine Grove Spring golf course and Keene Country Club. Major ski areas are within an hour’s drive and a 15-minute jaunt will take you to Interstate 91, Brattleboro, Vermont or Keene, New Hampshire, where you will find dining, shopping, cultural enrichment and medical care. It is also approximately 90 minutes from Hartford, 2 hours from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City; so, weekend trips to some of the most vibrant cities on the east coast are a short drive away.
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WEST CHESTERFIELD, NH. An unincorporated community in the town of Chesterfield, West Chesterfield is the quintessential New England small town. Located in a valley leading to the Connecticut river, West Chesterfield is just 3 miles from Brattleboro and 14 miles from the city of Keene (and its convenient Dillant-Hopkins airport, ideal for private planes). Prized for its privacy, bucolic beauty and serenity, West Chesterfield also offers charming accommodations, distillery tours and fine dining options in addition to the outdoor recreation available at Madame Sherri Forest and Pisgah State Park.
Aside from the larger cities of Brattleboro and Keene with their delightful town squares and convenient amenities, the village of Spoffard is just ten minutes outside of West Chesterfield. Centering the community is Spoffard Lake, a 732-acre body of water named the cleanest lake in southwestern New Hampshire. Exclusive homes in the multi-million-dollar range are springing up around the lake, and several celebrities have been spotted over the years eyeing property in the area. Motor boating and fishing are popular pastimes here, and stars from comedian George Carlin to cartoonist Leo Cullum have spent summers enjoying the area’s charms.
CHESHIRE COUNTY, NH. One of the original five counties of New Hampshire, Cheshire was founded in 1769 and named for Cheshire County, England. Cheshire comprises the entire Keene New Hampshire Micropolitan Statistical Area. Located in the southwestern corner of the Granite State, the county has a population of more than 77,000 and encompasses more than 729 square miles in which a variety of towns, village and census-designated places are sited. The county seat of Keene is the largest and only city in Cheshire County, with nearly 24,000 residents and many amenities as well as essential services from healthcare to grocery shopping.
Keene is also home to Keene State College and Antioch University New England, small colleges whose influx of students provide vitality and economic opportunity to year-round residents. Worldwide corporations such as markem•imaje also have offices in Keene, and enjoy the state’s tax benefits: New Hampshire ranks as the best business tax climate in New England due to its reasonable profits and business enterprise tax rates. Additionally, the state does not collect use, sales, estate, capital gains or professional service taxes, making it ideal for the creation or expansion of businesses.
Property listed and offered for sale by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, The Masiello Group (Lic#074981). Listing Agent Patricia Ann Paquette (Lic#003632). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC (“Platinum”) is performing auction and auction-marketing services for this transaction. Platinum is not performing real estate brokerage services where prohibited.
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