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Winter/Spring 2014

DECOMPRESS WITH THE VAST MOUNTAINOUS VIEWS

Spectacular property offers over 66 acres just 2 miles from skiing at Mount Snow and minutes to Stratton & Haystack. Home beautifully placed alongside a pristine private 2 acre pond for summer and winter activities. The meticulously kept home offers 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, wood-burning stone fireplace, master suite with propane fireplace and a large eat in kitchen with additional breakfast nook. The lower lever is finished with two bedrooms, play area and oversized bathroom. $1,295,000 4331564

SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Wilmington/Mount Snow 24 West Main Street Wilmington, VT 05363

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Inside Fun at the mountain . . . . . 2 Market looking good . . . . . 3 Auction action . . . . . . . . . 4 Athletes in action . . . . . . . 6 Chimney Hill . . . . . . . . . . 8 Folly foods . . . . . . . . . . . 9

OF MOUNT SNOW AND HAYSTACK Enjoy views from the hot tub on the deck, the living/dining room, family room, even the first floor guest room. Walk to the rear property line to peek at the eastern vista with Mount Monadnock views. Access to the house is via a paved driveway that leads to attached two-car, heated garage. The interior is open and airy with multiple skylights and Andersen windows. Kitchen features granite island with seating, custom cabinets, tiled floor, Hubbardton Forge lighting and high end appliances. VAST Trails are located right up the road. $599,000 4294574

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ENJOY A BLUEBIRD DAY AT MOUNT SNOW Mount Snow is home to a few of the ski industry’s onlys and mosts. For instance, the Bluebird Express is North America’s only six-passenger bubble lift. Mount Snow’s snowmaking system is anchored by 253 high output fan guns, the most of any resort on the continent. Carinthia, the East’s number one terrain park, according to TransWORLD Snowboarding and SKI Magazine, is also the East’s only all-park mountain face, with eight different parks covering almost one hundred acres of terrain. All of this can be found at Vermont’s closest big mountain resort to where you live. How big? A total of 588 skiable acres spread across 80 trails on four different mountain faces. There is also an abundance of lodging and dining options located right on the resort including the Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Snow Lake Lodge, Harriman’s Farm to Table, 1900’ Burger and Station Tap Room. It’s all here, in the Green Mountain National Forest, close to home. Visit mountsnow.com for information on deals, conditions and events.

MOUNTAIN-TOP ESTATE

SPACIOUS HOME

Three level log home with cathedral ceilings, all season sun porch, wrap around deck. Full lower level with inlaw apartment, heated workshop & two car garage. $499,500 4268634

Three plus bedrooms, 2 full baths, large living room with fireplace. Master suite has office and spacious bath. Family room. Wood pellet stove. $169,999 4312026

SPECTACULAR MOUNT SNOW VIEWS TRANQUIL SETTING

LAKE RAPONDA ACCESS, DOCK

The “White Birch” offers the opportunity to relax and decompress with the soothing sound of Adam’s brook and the serene wooded surroundings. This deceivingly spacious 5 bedroom A-frame will surprise you. $140,000

4 bedroom 2 full bath ski house. Located in a quiet neighborhood this property is a short drive to Mount Snow for winter weekends and has access into the VAST system for snowmobiling. $159,900 4326662

Once you step through the formal entry of this exquisite home you will be awed by the uniquely designed great room with a window wall framing the spectacular view of Mount Snow. Other engaging features of this dwelling include: a floor to ceiling stone wood burning fireplace, exceptionally crafted wood work, game room, multiple bedrooms with private baths, two car heated garage, mud room, professionally landscaped grounds and brick paved walk and driveway. $1,200,000 4231099

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Real Estate Market Assessment for the Mount Snow Valley The Mount Snow Valley (which includes Wilmington, Dover and surrounding towns) is economically anchored by Mount Snow, one of the 5 largest Ski Resorts east of the Rockies and is within a 4 hour drive of almost 30 million people. The Valley includes over 50 restaurants, more than 10,000 lodging beds (at a variety of Lodges, Country Inns, condos and vacation homes), a vibrant retail and service industry centered on the historic village of Wilmington and numerous attractions (golf courses, lakes, etc.) for the tourism based economy. As such, the local real estate industry is primarily based on the sale of vacation homes and condos, which comprise about 80% of the property tax base. As a vacation and resort market, we tend to lag national trends, which have greatly improved over the past year. Based on information from the Multiple Listing Service (NNEREN) for 2013 (through November), the Mount Snow market area has been more active with sales of houses and condos up by about 8%, although median sale prices are down slightly (1%). Land sales (less than 2 acres) have almost doubled over the prior year with the median sale price increase of more than 18%. Larger parcel (over 10 acres) sales have increased by over 40% with the median sale price increasing by more than 50%. Sale volume for the Mount Snow office of Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is up 28% and our market share has increased by 11%. The numbers show that our market, while slower to recover than the primary home market, is in transition and improving. However, the market absorption rate of current inventory for sale, which ranges from 2.3 years for homes and 1.2 years for condos to 4.6 years for land, suggests that it may take a bit more time to balance the needs of both sellers and buyers. The professionals at Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can help you navigate this changing market, whether you are thinking about buying or selling.

PERFECT VACATION HOME

ON VAST TRAIL

Exposed beams and rough-hewn pine walls have a rustic feel and look great. Hike the old logging road out back and catch the 100 mile view. Enjoy the ambiance of the stone fireplace on a wintery night. $129,000 4210171

Two bedrooms plus large sleeping loft. Cathedral ceilings with beams, natural woodwork, oak floors, loads of windows, private deck, open kitchen dining living room. $324,999 4320479

20 ACRES ABUTTING FOREST

SPECTACULAR LOG HOME

The residence features a large living room with handsome trusses, built-in book cases, a pellet stove and rough sawn wide plank flooring locally milled. $250,000 4170471

Home tucked away on 15 acres close to Lake Whitingham. Snowmobile to VAST trails. The house features huge, exposed trusses, softwood flooring, mudroom & fireplace. $264,000 4312835

SPACIOUS LOG HOME, 12 ACRES

RENOVATIONS, NEW FLOORING

Pleasant views from inside the house as well as from the covered front porch and wraparound deck. Pastoral setting is accented by a stream that borders the property on three sides. $335,000 4321953

Fixtures and finishes updated to today’s expectations. You can enjoy the pond from the concrete deck on the water’s edge or from the house back deck or enclosed porches. $349,000 4236001

AMAZING MOUNTAIN VIEWS

COTTAGE WITH VIEWS

OVERLOOKS THE RIVER

A low maintenance affordable residence in the heart of snowmobile country for year round use, with a 60 plus mile view. $102,000 3107805

This home offers lots of room for family and friends with two very spacious upper level bedrooms, another two on the main level. $219,000 4174188

This contemporary was designed to capture the amazing views of Mount Snow from nearly every room. Exquisite features include: A spacious octagonal shape living room with glass walls, stone fireplace and a star shaped wood ceiling with center skylight. The formal dining room with fireplace has a full wall of custom crafted wood cabinets. The classic kitchen enjoys lots of natural light with a full window wall facing the mountain. Three of five bedrooms have private baths. $495,000 4325891

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TOWNSHEND AUCTION GALLERY Located in the West River Valley on Route 30 in Townshend you will find the Townshend Auction Gallery which is Southern Vermont’s longest running country auction house. A special find within 2 hours of Boston, Hartford, and Albany. Focusing on estate sales, they also offer specialty auctions, such as coins. They are most interested in country furniture, jelly cupboards, iron furniture, antique lamps & guns, antique watches & clocks, costume & estate jewelry, china & pottery, oil portraits & frames, and old military items to name a few. H.K. “Kit” Martin and Art Monette have been in the auction business together for over 40 years. Combined, they have many years of experience in liquidating estates and antiques. For the last 25 years the Townshend Auction Gallery has been in its present location on Route 30. Prior to that, back to 1970, Kit and Art ran auctions in the Old Newfane Barn near the Newfane Flea Market, just 3 miles from the present location. Kit and Art have always been interested in Antiques. Kit started in the business at 8 years old, obtained his auctioneer’s license, selling items at sales he would host at his family home in Newfane. Art’s grandmother was an old bottle collector and from a young age, Art would help her with flea market sales and was always an early bird at auctions, estate and tag sales.

Buyers of homes looking for furniture or decorative accessories to personalize their new place will have a lot of fun hunting for the perfect piece.

Townshend Auction Gallery will buy from one single item to broom cleaning entire estates. Not just limited to Vermont, they cover from Maine to Ohio. They can purchase outright or will take your items on consignment. Call them at 802-3654388 and ask if what you have qualifies for a free appraisal.

Check website TownshendAuctions.com on Monday for description of next Saturday’s auction with partial list and some photos of items up for bid. Or better yet, preview in person of Friday afternoon from noon until 5:00, or Saturday morning at 8:30 before the auction begins at 9:30.

Property sellers looking to liquidate…Townshend Auction Gallery prides itself on obtaining the highest dollar for your antiques.

Kit and Art cordially invite all buyers and sellers to come on over to Townshend and experience a top-quality country auction with them!

CLASSIC GREEK REVIVAL

WILMINGTON VILLAGE

Located at the south end of Newfane Historic District. Wide pine floors, beamed cathedral ceiling and soapstone sink in kitchen. Attached workshop and garage. $259,000 4252261

Overlooking the Deerfield River this 1860’s colonial has the kind of character you would expect and some addons that offer extra breathing room. Southern exposure and lots of windows. $159,000 4248272

RARE ANTIQUE 1830 FARM

GREEN HOME The property consists of 27 plus private, open and wooded acres with the house sited in a south-facing bowl to get full exposure from the sun. $499,000 4215970

WORTHY HOME, GREAT PRICE This wonderfully maintained grand residence exists in a “park like” setting on beautifully landscaped grounds with an awesome pond. $379,000 4042208

Inlcudes 153 acres! Spacious farmhouse with many original features including a brick fire place, pine floors, built-ins, wainscoating, attached 16x15 shed off kitchen, front porch, waiting to be restored. Post and beam barn, modern sugar house, dead-end road. $750,000 4328391

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CONVENIENT TO BOTH MOUNT SNOW & STRATTON RESORTS

ACCESS TO VAST Trails

LIGHT & BRIGHT

ON SIX ACRES

STRATTON ARLINGTON ROAD

Five bedroom, 2 bath, large family room and kitchen with vaulted ceiling and fieldstone fireplace provides great gathering space. $199,500 4251223

This very clean, neat house offers an open floor plan, hardwood floors, stone fireplace, pine bathrooms and a finished lower level. $249,000 4251223

Four bedroom 3 bath chalet offers open concept living, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and a stone fireplace. $289,999 4186533

This tasteful cottage supplies comfort and charm. Located within 15 minutes to two major ski resorts and near Grout Pond. $120,000 4216150

CONTEMPORARY HOME

SEVEN-PLUS ACRES WITH POND

RESTORED FARM HOUSE

CAPE ON TWO ACRES

The open kitchen, living and dining provides a spacious area for friends and family to gather. Granite counter tops, duel fuel cooking and wine fridge make entertaining easy. $297,500 4312466

Roomy, yet cozy, the house offers a large kitchen, dining and living room with a fieldstone fireplace. The lower level walk out offers a finished game room with a fireplace. $375,000 4312466

Modern updating while preserving the charm. Huge master with hand hewn beams. Two staircases, pine floors, Granite kitchen w/ pantry. Den with propane stove. $275,000 4324874

The 3 bedroom dwelling has a nice lay out with tasteful updates. Appreciated features include a woodstove, lower level family/play room with full bath. $198,000 4242590

SNOW MOUNTAIN FARMS

Snow Mountain Farms

Appealing home was completely renovated within that last few years with detailed finishes that include hardwood and tile floors, Berber carpet, Corian countertops, solid wood doors and trim. $299,000 4223662

Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac, this all-season retreat is as turn-key as its gets. The 3 bedrooms, 2 bath fully furnished dwelling has attached car port. $199,500 4242617

VERMONT GATHERING HOUSE SNOW MOUNTAIN FARMS

PERFECT VACATION HOME

A beautiful spacious living room commands the main level with open concept kitchen/dining area. Listen to the babbling brook from the screened porch. $287,000 4313969

Has 2 wood-burning fireplaces. Most recently operated as a Bed & Breakfast. Convenient location enables you to ski/snowboard; canoe/kayak Grout Pond or Somerset Lake. $179,000 4211776

Custom built Timber Framed home crafted by The Wadsworth Company.This home has 22 rooms for friends and family to enjoy the mountains of Vermont. Perfectly situated in the middle of Mount Snow and Stratton Mtn. Resorts and has easy access to snowmobiling. The fine craftsmanship and high quality building materials are all throughout this magnificent home. Cherry staircase, mahogany front porch, custom built-ins,large kitchen,Viking appliances,7 bedrooms two of which are master suites. $1,999,000 4083408

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AREA ATHLETES’ HARD WORK PUTS THEM ON THE ROAD TO SOCHI As this publication was going to press the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were just around the corner. The athletes were putting their game faces on and getting ready for competitions at the highest level. A seat on the Olympic team is a goal that most athletes have worked their whole lives to achieve. The Sochi Olympics were in early February, and athletes were selected in January. Coaches book plane tickets, schedule visa appointments, and determine where everyone will sleep in Sochi while the athletes train for and participate in their qualifying events. Within weeks of qualifying the athletes flew off to Russian to compete against the world’s best athletes. Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain have both been the training ground for many of the Olympic athletes. Slopestyle skiing, snowboardacross, snowboard halfpipe, Nordic and Paralympic are few of the events that may see representation from both Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain athletes. Some of the athletes qualifying for the Olympic team have grown up on the mountains of southern Vermont. many of them have attended Mount Snow Ski Academy, Stratton Mountain School, or the AbilitlyPLUS program at Mount Snow. All of them know about the great terrain that both mountains have to offer and many now call them home. That great terrain and training has helped hone their athletic abilities and led them to success on national and international stages. Left: Kelly Clark soars in the halfpipe compettion at the US Open snowboard championships at Stratton Mountain. A b ov e : L i n d s ey Ja c o b e l l i s o n t h e snowboarder X course at the Winter X Games in Aspen.

Stratton Mountain School has had 35 of its athletes become Olympians over the past 40 years. Kelly Clark and Ross Powers are both local heroes with their gold medals for snowboarding. Kelly Clark was a student at the Mount Snow Academy and Ross Powers at Stratton Mountain School. As a community we are very proud to see the athletes grow up around us and cross our fingers for their placement on the Olympic team in Sochi. Athletes to look for.. Kelly Clark - Snowboarding – Mount Snow Academy Nick Goepper - Freestyle Skiing – Mount Snow Carinthia Pro Team Andrew Haraghey – Paralympics –Mount Snow AbilityPLUS Devin Logan – Freestyle Skiing - Mount Snow Academy Eliza Outtrim – Moguls – Mount Snow Academy Pat Parnell - Paralympics – Mount Snow AbilityPLUS Klara Krizova - Alpine - Stratton Mountain School Emiily Bamford - Alpine - Stratton Mountain School Lindsey Jacobellis – Snowboarding – Stratton Mountain School Alex Deibold – Snowboarding – Stratton Mountain School Jackie Hernandez – Snowboarding – Stratton Mountain School Danny Davis – Snowboarding – Stratton Mountain School Alexandra Duckworth – Snowboarding – Stratton Mountain School Andy Newell – Nordic – Stratton Mountain School Jessie Diggins – Nordic – Stratton Mountain School Sophie Caldwell – Nordic – Stratton Mountain School Simi Hamilton - Nordic –Stratton Mountain School Kris Freeeman - Nordic –Stratton Mountain School

LONG MEADOW FARM Sited not far from Mount Snow on 24.5 idyllic acres with south facing mountain views, and acres of pasture and woodlands, this large attractive residence is complimented by a pond and timber frame barn.. A large deck and a fieldstone patio offer the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful setting. The land provides an abundance of outdoor fun; hiking, biking, snowmobiling, ATV and dirt bike riding. $725,000 4170402

Mount Snow Academy is a full-time winter academy, for ski and snowboard competitors in grades 6 to 12. Mount Snow Academy, 25 Mount Snow Road, Alpine Training Center, Mount Snow, VT 05356. (802) 464-1100, ext. 4667. Stratton Mountain School is a full-year ski and snowboard academy located at the base of Stratton Mountain. SMS serves students in grades 7 to 12. Stratton Mountain School, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155. (802) 856-1124

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WITHIN TEN MINUTES TO SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

A LARGE PIECE OF VERMONT

TWO MILES FROM STRATTON

ON THE MOOVER ROUTE

CLASSIC CHALET

Three bedrooms on the main floors, but additional sleep rooms in the basement for the new owner to sleep up to 12 people. $219,000 4181627

Efficient ranch on an open acre, just outside the village. New windows & doors, private deck, freshly insulated 2011. Dry walkout. $129,999 4316545

This lovely 2+ acre property is conveniently located close to the ski resort and Historic Wilmington Village. $234,900 4244445

This ffering has 68 wooded acres with several potential building sites with probable views. Trails meander thru the land which abounds with wildlife in a peaceful setting. $498,000

GREAT VACATION HOME

DIRECT ACCESS TO VAST

THE ART OF COUNTRY LIVING

SPRING HILL ESTATES

Appreciated features for this 4 bedroom dwelling include an open concept kitchen, dining/living area with wood burning fireplace, mud room entry. $215,000 4248223

This beautifully appointed home with mountain views, enjoys a living room with massive wood burning fireplace, family/entertainment room with wet bar. $295,000 4215026

This adorable European inspired chalet with stone fireplace, presently provides an apartment on the lower level which can be reconverted to a single family residence. $189,000 4272374

This attractive dwelling with lovely gardens is beautiful. Great features include open kitchen, dining and living area, vaulted ceiling, screened porch, deck and garage. $377,500 4250931

STUNNING CONTEMPORARY

MOUNT SNOW VILLAGE

This well-kept multi level house has a wonderful festive atmosphere. The spacious residence with an updated chef’s kitchen, fresh paint and new roof is affordably heated with passive solar. Includes 5 acres. $449,000 4240795

A darling community neighborhood of year-round homes one mile from the main base entrance. Bedrooms with multiple beds and 3 baths means this house can sleep 12 to 14 people. $174,900 4318492

THE BEST IN TRAILSIDE LUXURY

VIEWS OF THE SLOPES

SKI HOME TO BEARS CROSSING

This 5 bedroom residence in the heart of the resort area is a newly updated home with two master suites, kitchen with Birdseye maple cabinets and granite counter tops.$349,900 4196153

The open living/dining/kitchen area is perfect to entertain family and friends. The community amenities include tennis, outdoor pool, clubhouse with exercise equipment. $395,000 4250931

Located in a private setting with incredible craftsmanship, there are custom features and finishes throughout. The timber framed structure is a truly exceptional residence that you can use and enjoy when not skiing, riding or biking. There are more than 50 Swiss made doors to ensure privacy and quiet. There’s also a library with a desk and shelving made by the same Swiss carpenter, reclaimed wood throughout from old barns and ships around New England, custom forged chandeliers and fireplace doors and extensive landscaping using native stone for the patios and walls. $4,200,000 4163939

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Chimney Hill Chimney Hill is a private community located just on the outskirts of Wilmington Village. There are over 500 single family homes on 1200+ acres adjacent to the Green Mountain National Forest. The majority of the homes are vacation homes but there are also a handful of primary residents in the community. The Chimney Hill community is very family friendly. It has its own clubhouse which has been expanded to include a new exercise room with new shower and locker facilities, as well as enlarging the movie room. These improvements are in addition to a year round indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, game room, large fireside lounge, kitchen and bar. A variety of events and activities are held for homeowners throughout the year. The community also has several tennis courts, playgrounds, a stocked fishing pond and winter skating area. There are trails are for hiking in the summer, highlighted by the trail to the top of Haystack Peak which is one of the top rated hikes in Vermont. The Valley trail also crosses through Chimney Hill. In the winter, there is snowshoeing, cross

country skiing and easy access to theVAST snowmobile trail system. Chimney Hill is also very close to the spectacular Lake Whitingham. There are a variety of homes available ranging from log and timber frame to chalets and classic A-frames. Prices currently range from the low $100,000 to the mid $400,000. There are also quite a few building lots still available. The homes are mostly set on half acre lots with their own septic systems. There is substantial common land throughout

METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED

GREAT VIEWS

Cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace with stone hearth. New entry, granite & stainless gourmet kitchen, marble bath, tiled family room w/ gas stove. $299,000 4319969

Located on a cul-de-sac high in Chimney Hill, this comfortable 3BR, 2 bath home has beautiful mountain and lake views. Features include a cathedral ceiling, skylights, and lots of windows to enjoy the view . $179,500 4332559

the community. Water is provided by the community’s water system. The current association fee is just under $1000 for the year, which includes water, clubhouse and recreational facilities. The homeowner’s association also offers other property management services on a fee basis. Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has an office less than a mile from the Chimney Hill community and our agents are very knowledgeable about the Chimney Hill real

estate market. If you are in the market for a place in Vermont, stop in and let us show you some properties in Chimney Hill. If you are thinking of selling your home, we would welcome the opportunity to put our local expertise and global exposure to work for you. Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty allows us to offer million dollar marketing for homes of all price ranges. Call us today at 802.464.4608.

SPACIOUS CONTEMPORARY CHALET

FIVE BEDROOM HOME

Exceptionally Maintained

Lower section with easy driveway and convenient to VAST Trail. Hardwood floors, new appliances, two wood stoves, decks, lower level family room, newer roof. $179,000 4314412

Extra-special Chimney Hill home, 3 bedrooms, each with it’s own bath. Built in 2006, open floor plan, Living room with gas fireplace. $235,000 4314412

Located within a mile of the Mount Snow Resort is where you will find this contemporary chalet built with entertaining and recreation in mind. Walls of windows provide winter mountain views of the ski slopes and lots of sunlight. Great room has a stone fireplace, cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors and is open to dining and kitchen. First level has a hot tub and sauna, a family room with brick fireplace, and a second kitchen. Layout is spacious for having guests or two families with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor. $449,000 4325891

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Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty FOLLY FOODS

A. Not a thing, we still leap without looking. Opening a restaurant at age 25 and being new parents without a clue was the best experience we could have had.

You may have missed the small discreet sign on West Main Street across from the Norton House. But once you find this sweet little coffee shop you will glad you did and will be spreading the word as we have done.

 Q. What is one of the greatest joys of operating Folly Foods? A. The people we have met. The trust they have bestowed upon us and the gifts they bring us. Perfect Peaches, tomatoes bursting with sun, fresh flowers, holly branches, just dug potatoes, herbs, kale, apples, Local Formage Blanc, the sweetest orange carrots I have ever experienced and the ability to trade coffee for cordwood. Now thats heaven.

We interviewed Peter and Kathleen Wallace, proprietors of Folly Foods Q- How was that you decided to express your creativity through food? A - I have always worked with my hands and find the rewards of being creative with food very satisfying. My blanket culinary statement is - if you like the restaurant business and it likes you - you are in trouble, because no other line of work will compare.

A - Oran Mor - which means “The Great Song” in Gaelic. Also was an incredible single malt scotch a Woman produced. Rumor has it she was last scene riding her vintage Triumph motorcycle back into Wales after the male scotch making contingent ran her out of Scotland. We have the last known bottle with wax on the cork waiting for the right blue



Q. If you were to ask your crazy 8 ball the question: What will Wilmington look like in 5 yrs what would you read?

moon. We operated Oran Mor for 9 years selling it in 2006, it still maintains very high ratings.

lives. Though I think we will always have a little sand in our shoes.

Q- How do you see having a place in Wilmington, VT as being more attractive to you than Nantucket?

A. Peter Wallace hails from Rutland, Vt. and his home Mt. was Killington. Kathleen is from Staten Island New York and learned how to ski at Crested Butte, Co. 

A. Pedestrian-friendly vibrant downtown village with sidewalks, street lights and many independent shops, restaurants and gallery owners who can creatively express themselves through their businesses.

Q. Folly Foods is the third food operation you both have opened. What is the one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you opened Up For Breakfast in Manchester, your first?

A. Outside. Where do we start? The Valley has it all and we partake every chance we get.

A. What began as a Winter ski getaway and then the devastation of Irene has become opportunity. Wilmington is resilient and rebuilding we are thrilled to be part of the business community. Wilmington and the foothills of Southern Vermont fit us at this stage of our

Q. Where did you both grow up?

 Q. When you are not running the shop where would we find you?

MAGNIFICENT TIMBER WORKS Post and beam house on 6+ acres is ready to be enjoyed without having to do a thing but to turn the key. Located on one of the most picturesque roads in Dover this property offers a peaceful country setting with beautiful landscaped gardens, stone walls, natural beauty and wildlife yet within a short drive to local towns and Mount Snow Ski Resort. The dwelling, enhanced by the impressive timber frame structure, has a fabulous chef’s kitchen open to the living/dining great room with wood-burning stone fireplace. The spacious master loft with luxurious bath is filled with natural light and carpentry beauty. $475,000 4334734

MOUNTAINSIDE HOME An expansive western view of three ski areas: Stratton, Mount Snow, and Haystack; a hearth and fireplace by master stone mason Dan Snow; and end of the road privacy amid a wooded 63 acre parcel. The generous use of glass invites the natural world in so that it can be enjoyed from the living room, dining room, master bedroom and even the second floor office. $499,000 4215272

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CONDOS OFFER GREAT LOCATIONS, GREAT VALUE

TIMBER CREEK

HAYSTACK HIGHLANDS Only a mile to Haystack Ski Area, 3 miles to Wilmington Village and 5 miles to Mount Snow. Also close to area lakes and other attractions and restaurants.

Be sure to check out this great three level end unit Timber Creek Townhome. This offering has 3 well-appointed bedrooms: an upstairs master with private bath, guest bedroom on the main level and a very spacious bedroom downstairs along with a large family room. $220,000 4327454

MAPLE HILL LOOP

SNOW MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Located near area restaurants and walking distance to the MOOver. You will enjoy this three-level dwelling with spacious bedrooms, open living/dining space with wood burning fireplace. $119,000 4319955

Walk to Mount Snow lifts from this fantastic and immaculate 3 level 3 bedroom 3 full bath end unit townhome overlooking Mount Snow’s beautiful trails. $199,900 4182494

11 Green Place Tree Spectacular panoramic views of the 12th Fairway of Haystack Golf Course from this upscale 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome. Spacious great room with knotty pine, cathedral ceiling and towering field-stone fireplace, kitchen with center granite island, large dining area, deck with views. $399,000 4315927

SPYGLASS VILLAGE This 3 level townhouse on Haystack Golf Course is beautifully landscaped and in great condition. The main kitchen/dining/living level is enhanced with vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace, and glass doors to deck. The 2 bedrooms plus loft sleeping spaces have private bathrooms. $147,500 4174373

SEASONS ON MOUNT SNOW Ski In/Ski Out locations at Mount Snow. On-site amenities includes indoor/ outdoor pools, gym, tennis courts, basketball court, hot tubs, saunas. • Q21: The open floor plan has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with an updated kitchen. The fieldstone fireplace sets off the open living / dining area. Additional recent improvements include: new appliances, carpet and furnishings. $339,000 4325302

1A CEDAR CREEK DRIVE The view up Haystack’s 11th is a ‘Fairway to Heaven’! Beautifully designed with upscale fixtures and finishes. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The Rumford-style, woodburning fieldstone fireplace and 20-foot high, exposed beam, knotty pine ceiling make the great room a special place for creating memories. $489,000 4334076

KINGSWOOD Very open and well laid out Deerfield floor plan with three bedrooms and a den that is suited for both entertaining and everyday living. Kingswood amenities include the MOOver shuttle and a clubhouse with an indoor pool and exercise room. $319,000 4134513

• D22: Two bedrooms with two baths unit with cozy fieldstone fireplace, eastern views across the valley. $203,000 4218141 • I35: Soaring cathedral ceiling and large windows bathe the condo in sunlight and offer great all season views. This open floor plan featuring a two story fieldstone fireplace offers a large living room, dining area and kitchen along with a master bedroom. $359,000 4264354 • C21: This two bedroom end unit has extra windows making it extra light and bright. Kitchen (counter tops, cabinets & appliances) and bathrooms have been updated. $229,000

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Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty LAND OFFERINGS WILMINGTON

• Convenient, yet private two acre parcel with apple trees, streams, wetlands, direct access to VAST trail system. $25,000 4328182 • Great location near VAST snowmobile trail. Town sewer and water access. Just over one acre. $33,000 4325169 • This is a double two-acre lot high up in the CHOA community. When the leaves are off the trees there are some views. $39,000 4328214 • Build your dream home on this conveniently located lot which is only minutes away from Mt. Snow Ski Resort on 5.90 acres. $45,000 4254478 • Bucolic piece of Vermont consisting of 2 plus acres. This level building lot has been partially cleared with driveway $55,700 4259082

A NEW (OLD!) RESTAURANT IN WEST DOVER! TC’s Restaurant has been a staple in the Mount Snow Valley for more than 35 years and is the home of Olympian snowboarder Kelly Clark.  Recently, Terry and Cathy Clark sold the family business to their son, Tim and his wife Becky.  The Clarks are happy to keep the restaurant in the family and still showcase Kelly’s medals and memorabilia!   New owners Tim and Becky have revamped the interior and have a new, family friendly menu featuring flatbread pizzas, pastas, steaks and a great children’s menu.  And some things always stay the same in this familiar family run place -- the fish tanks, resident family dog and the vintage snowboards are still on display!  TC’s will be serving dinner every night through the ski season with lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.  

• Ten acre parcel sits near the end of a quiet dead end road, less than a mile to Haystack Mountain and Haystack Golf Course. Septic installed. $75,000 4115795 • Mostly forested acreage also has an old homestead (cellar hole, rock walls, etc), wetlands, streams and rolling terrain on 153.70 acres. $495,000 4252259 WHITINGHAM • Over five acres with views of Ryder Pond and easy deeded access from Murdock Road, this parcel sits up from the road. $31,000 4327624 • This 11 acre parcel will let you have plenty of privacy. Comes with septic design for a 6 BR house and a mountain view. $97,500 4089302 TOWNSHEND • Just over a acre with winter view of Stratton Mountain through the trees. Harwood Place is on a quiet country road that was subdivided back in the late 60’s and called “Stratton Heights”. $16,700 4225019

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Stop by to try the new menu or cheer on Kelly in this Olympic year as she tries to qualify and compete in her fourth Olympics!  TC’s welcomes you back to the place of good friends, good food, and good times!

STRATTON • Stratton building lot situated in a great neighborhood on 2.5 acres with a great location. Directly in between both Mount Snow and Stratton. $69,000 4126158 • Perfect location to build your Vermont dream home directly in between Stratton and Mount Snow. This 3.55 acre lot has been perc tested. $69,000 4325808 READSBORO • Build your Vermont dream home on this lovely affordable level lot in the Alpenwald Village on one acre. $6,500 4248201 • With a little bit of cutting this 1.2 acre lot will have nice views to the north and east. Property comes with a Vermont State Wastewater Permit for a 3 bedroom residence. $8,400 4195460 • Culvert work and driveway are in place, house site has been cleared and septic design for a 3 bedroom residence and Vermont State Wastewater Permit are good to go. $14,000 4195418 • 179 acre parcel features a wonderful woodland component with a mix of hard and softwoods including sugar maple trees, a large open meadow with some old orchard trees. $149,900 3103802 MARLBORO • Twenty-one acres of peaceful terrain with mountain views when cleared. Property has serene gentle stream and offers a very private location. $49,900 DOVER • Two acre building lot in Dover Manor. Don`t miss the opportunity to purchase an affordable building lot in Dover. $12,500 4319672 • 5 lot subdivision offers spectacular westerly views of the slopes of Mount Snow and convenient access to the resort area. $95,000 4211010 • On over 95 acres, this forested acreage has an old sugarhouse with a mature sugar lot, rock walls, snowmobile trails and other classic VT features. $395,000 4312314

MODEST HORSE STABLE Country cape on 10-1/2 flat acres with brook, views of Putney Mountain and pretty neighboring farm across the paved road. Carriage house with two horse stalls, tack room, small goat stall, upper hay storage, two bays for tractors or cars, equipped with power, water, and portable electric fencing for pasture rotation. Open and bright residence with Southern expo Fitsure offers screened front porch, mudroom entry, eat-in-kitchen with custom cabinetry, a dining room/solarium with floor to ceiling windows and skylights, vaulted ceiling in foyer and living room open to upstairs balcony, center stucco fireplace, and three generously sized bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet. $555,000 4233477

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Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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LOCAL EXPERTISE, GLOBAL EXPOSURE With a team of experienced agents second to none, we offer you - the home owner - the most comprehensive marketing platform in the region, backed by Sotheby’s International Realty and its global connections. Understanding the technology, professional expertise and local knowledge matter to you and, more important, to your buyers. Our firm is uniquely positioned to help you achieve your real estate goals. With offices throughout Vermont we cover the entire state, offering million-dollar marketing for properties in all price points. Call us. We promise you will happy you did! Mount Snow/Wilmington 802.464.4608 Stratton/Winhall 802.297.1100 Okemo/Ludlow Area 802.228.4537 Stowe Area 802.253.7267 SOPHISTICATED HORSE FARM NEAR MOUNT SNOW This striking residence sits on a dead end road with sweeping mountain views, a large pond and a year round stream. Features of this quality renovated home include a timber frame great room with a wall of south facing windows, a chefs kitchen with an oversized island perfect for entertaining guests and a sitting area with a wood burning insert, a formal dining room with a fireplace and screened porch. Owner is a licensed Vermont broker. Offered with 10 acres for $997,000 or 35 acres for 1,200,000 4330514

Sugarbush Area 802.496.6000 Lake Champlain Valley 802.985.8566 Woodstock/Barnard 802.457.2280 Northeast Kingdom 802.793.6738

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VERMONT COUNTRY PROPERTIES SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MOUNT SNOW OFFICE BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED ANTIQUE HOME Every improvement was tastefully done to enhance the character of this charming historic home and satisfy your modern comfort needs. The location, with easy accessibility and proximity to Mount Snow Resort and area amenities, offers amazing long range mountain views. The house on 5.4 acres with pond is being offered with an adjacent 10 acre parcel. $649,000 4256657

The Mount Snow Office serves the entire Mount Snow Valley and parts of the West River Valley. Open and fully staffed 7 days a week. We are located at 24 West Main Street in Wilmington, Vermont, and are open 9AM to 5PM Monday to Saturday and 10AM to 3PM on Sunday. Call us, we promise you will not be disappointed! Mount Snow Office Team: back left to right Joe Specht, Leslie Fraser, and Managing Broker John Redd. Front row: Office Manager Kim Fuller, Laura Iezzi, Betsy Wadsworth, and Donna Roemmelt. Missing from photo: Heidi Zizza.

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Mount Snow Winter/Spring 2014 News Views and Real Estate