Tuesday, July 17, 2012

An Historic Reading Homestead

On July 6, 2011 the picturesque Town of Reading, Vermont turned two-hundred and fifty years old. Created by charter by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth, the first settlers, Andrew Spear and his family, arrived in 1772. Just 24 years later Tattle Street Farm was built.

Constructed in 1796, the house is the oldest continuously lived in residence in the town of Reading, according to the Reading Historical Society. It is appointed with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a classic, large and welcoming open-hearth fireplace.

Antique, wide plank floors and period craftsmanship are evident throughout the interior.

The first floor offers a combination of both a formal dining room and a more casual open-concept living room; both of these spaces are elegantly proportioned.

The eat-in kitchen features an open workspace, a large antique soapstone farmer's sink, a century old fully operational Crawford wood cook stove and windows providing sunshine and a view of the rear dooryard and back pasture.

The main entrance to the home is from a large covered open porch that overlooks the lower pasture and the pond. Absolutely stunning views from the property's porch and upper pastures include the impressive Mount Ascutney.

Located in the heart of Vermont horse country and sited on 63.39 acres of exceptionally beautiful land, the property is the epitome of the beautiful Green Mountain landscape that Vermont is known for.

The estate's country setting, in an elevated position on a quiet unpaved lane, includes immediate access to the Green Mountain Horse Association trail system.

Productive hayfields, fenced pastures, rolling meadows, a deep pond and mixed northern hardwood forests offer a diverse landscape.

Two large barns provide ample space for animals and storage as well as a separate artist's studio with full bathroom and loft ingeniously created out of a converted building that blends perfectly with its surroundings.

Tattle Street Farm’s vernacular – the combination of a long history and sense of place, abundant open land, quiet country setting, and proximity to well known and widely recognized world class equestrian amenities-creates a unique opportunity for the antique home enthusiast. This is truly the very best of Vermont country living - the tradition, charm and history of an established agricultural homestead from the 18th century and updated systems and amenities of a modern 21st century home.

For more information on this unique property contact Rick Higgerson.

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