Orwell Vermont Real Estate

The "Needham House" on Needham Hill Road is looking for its next owners. Estimated to have been built in the late 1700's here is your opportunity to buy a slice of Orwell history. Over the years folks have added onto this home making it a spacious 2100 sq/ft. The trade off to beautiful historical homes is they tend to come with work needing to be done. With a fixed/new heating system this home is quite livable, but potential buyers should be prepared to consider some new flooring, minor repairs like windows and cosmetic updates. The heat is off and the home has been winterized as to keep all the plumbing safe. With this current condition buyers will need cash or a renovation loan.
Listed on the State Register of Historic Places in Vermont, this complex of farm buildings, known as Valley Ridge Farm, includes a rambling wood frame, Cape-style 5 bedroom farmhouse, an elaborate late bank barn, a curved, quadrant-shaped sheep barn, and a gable-fronted carriage barn with an Italianate cupola. Now a conserved property with the Vermont Land Trust, the estate endeavors to find a buyer that is preservation-minded and committed to rehabilitating and maintaining historic buildings. Traversed by nearly 2,000 feet of the Lemon Fair River, this bio-diverse, wildlife rich property also includes 2 ponds, 5+ acres of sugar bush, 130+ acres of tillable soil, 65+ acres of managed forest. At first glance, it is obvious that the buildings all need much work, however, you'll be pleasantly surprised once you look closer and see the 'good bones'. The farmhouse features large rooms, original wood floors, doors and trim, a very solid foundation, frame and straight ridgeline. The timberframe structures of the large barns are in decent shape and all appear to be worth restoring. Ready for its breath of life, this amazing historic property is ready to be restored to the grandeur of its earlier days. Property to convey in "as is" condition. (Sale subject to receipt of license to sell. VT Land Trust has 90 day first right of refusal).
269 Acres with a true restored post and beam farmhouse. 3 Bedrooms, 1 full bath, jacuzzi tub for your relaxing baths. A pellet stove in the main living area to keep you cozy. Easterly deck for your grilling and afternoon entertaining. Covered front porch to enjoy your coffee. The space over the garage is finished and seller has a quilting room. Granit counter tops, hardwood floors throughout. Long range easterly views of the Green Mountains, a nice mix of open tillable fields, pastures and mixed hardwoods including lots of maples for sap production. A local farmer uses the fields. Garden space. The property lies on two sides of a gravel road with lots of frontage. Large tract of land with so many recreational possibilities, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet. A short drive to Middlebury.

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