On the Market: Colonial farmhouse in an attractive, safe neighborhood

WESTON — High Acres Farm in Shelburne, Vt., is a place of peace and possibility: “A wonderful refuge,” “it is a truly magical place.”

High Acre — singular, not plural — in Lower Weston has a wonderful refuge of its own. The colonial farmhouse with natural cedar clapboard at 21 High Acre Road is a magical place to those who live there. It was built in 1979 in an attractive and neighborly location where people can safely walk the dog and ride a bike. It sits on a level property of just over 2 acres. The corner lot shares one side with James Court.

This house “possesses a timeless ease and individual character that is undeniably charming. ... From gable ends to gambrel roof, this country home is simply enchanting,” according to the listing agent.

The house is set well back from the road on a crushed stone driveway that provides ample parking to accommodate many guests when entertaining. The doors of the attached under house two-car garage are red and are striking against the natural cedar exterior. A slate path leads to the front entrance, the red door of which opens into the foyer, where there is a marble tile floor. The house features nine rooms and 3,336 square feet of living space.

To the right of the foyer is the sizable formal living room, which has a red brick fireplace and chair railing. To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room, which features chair railing and beams on the ceiling. This meticulously maintained country home is illuminated by its southern exposure, which brings a wealth of natural light into the formal living, dining and great rooms.

In the newly transformed eat-in-kitchen, the features include custom cabinetry with up-lighting, a center island, granite counters, high-end appliances, built-in desk area, and a special custom-built indoor brick grill. Accessed from the kitchen and the dining room is the great room, where there are wood paneled walls, a beamed ceiling, a wall of red brick that contains a fireplace with a wood or coal-burning stove, and a large multipaned window.

From this room, there is a door to the three-season porch and a rear staircase that leads to the upper level flexible use room. It could serve as a family or game or playroom, as well as a variety of other uses. It could be a home office, library, music room, art studio, or au-pair/in-law room. This room has a wall of built-in bookshelves.

On this upper level, there are four bedrooms including the spacious master suite and two updated full baths.

In the backyard, there is a large wood deck; a perfect place for al fresco dining, entertaining, relaxing, and stargazing.

More Information

STYLE: Colonial Farmhouse

ADDRESS: 21 High Acre Road, Weston

PRICE: $739,900


FEATURES: 2.12-acre level property, corner lot, expansive wood deck, three-season porch, exterior lighting, underground utilities, pre-wired for cable, rear stairs, attached under house two-car garage, storm doors, just minutes from the Merritt Parkway, easy walk to the Norfield Grange and Weston Historical Society; close to the center of Weston, public schools, Weston Public Library, Peter's Weston Market, and Keene Park; only 12 minutes to Saugatuck Metro North train station and 55 minutes to New York City, Westport beach rights, zoned central air conditioning, whole house fan, zoned oil heat, wood/coal stove, 100-gallon tank, private well, septic system, room for a pool, pull-down attic stairs, full unfinished basement, four bedrooms, two full and two half baths

SCHOOLS: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High

ASSESSMENT: $482,960

MILL RATE: 32.37 mills

TAXES: $15,633

History buffs will love the fact that this house is within a short walk of the Weston Historical Society, which offers many programs, events, and musical concerts.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Vickie Kelley of Camelot Real Estate at 203-803-6448 or vickiekelley1@msn.com.