What We Love
About 1653 GOVE HILL RD

  • The Federal farmhouse architecture with modern floor plan
  • The "5 Star +" energy efficiency rating with zero use of petroleum fuels
  • Morning coffee on the east porch with long-range views into New Hampshire
  • Skiing through the woods and field on the John Morton designed trails
  • Custom built in 2014, the house is simple to maintain and operate

At the crest of Gove Hill with long range views on 62.3 +/- acres, this 3-bedroom 3-bathroom zero-energy Federal-style farmhouse is a special turnkey opportunity. In 2014 the owners hired architect Andrew Garthwaite, builder Karl Johnston and energy consultant Brent Mellen to create this classic family-friendly residence with petroleum-free operations. The 2,240 sq. ft. home achieved a 5 Stars Plus rating certificate from Efficiency Vermont while also receiving “Best Traditional Home 2017” by Fine Homebuilding Magazine. The first floor has a mudroom, bath with shower, kitchen-dining-living area with adjacent family room. Triple pane windows take in the gorgeous views as does the covered porch. Finishes are clean and durable with slate and red-birch flooring, Barre granite kitchen counters and stainless appliances. Upstairs is a master suite with full bath, 2 vanities and walk-in closet; 2 additional bedrooms, 2nd full bathroom and an office. Below is an unfinished walk-out basement with full-sized windows and door. Outside is a 2-car detached garage with upstairs storage as well as 1.9 miles of John Morton designed XC ski trails. The entire home is heated and air conditioned with two 19kBTU Mitsubishi cold climate heat pumps. If the temperature falls to minus 15 Fahrenheit, two electric wall units kick in and if the power goes out, there are 2 Tesla power walls and a woodstove. On the roof, a net-metered 9KW solar array pays for everything but $1,500 in annual usage. As a result, instead of spending thousands each year on propane or heating oil, you can put those dollars to work in an investment fund.

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