1800s Federal Style Home on Historic Hill Farm Property

Corinth, Vermont

•  3,400 sq. ft.  •  29 Acres  •  1,650 ft. Elevation  •  2 1/2 Floors

•  2-Level Barn  •  Walk-in Garage  •  Successful Wedding Venue

 

Property Description

Stunning Federal-style home on 29 secluded acres in Corinth, Vermont. This two-and-a-half story home offers 3,400 square feet of living space featuring five bedrooms, two-and-three-quarter bathrooms, formal living room, sun room, large kitchen/dining area with adjacent pantry, office/study, and finished attic space. The house also has a basement garage and large unfinished basement.

The property includes a 5,000+ square foot barn that has been a successful wedding venue, Windy Hill Weddings, for a number of years. Other structures include a Greek Revival temple constructed with locally sourced white marble, a small rustic cottage with views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range, and the shell of a sugar shack.

Located 45 minutes to Hanover, NH, 1 hour and 15 minutes to Burlington International Airport, 3 hours to Montreal and Boston, and a short drive to many local ski areas.

 

History of the Grounds, the House and the Outbuildings

 

The property is a parcel of the original 1826 property known as the Burroughs Family Hill Farm, originally developed to be around 700 acres.  It remained in the Burroughs family until the mid-1960's.  The current owners purchased and rebuilt the original farmhouse on a 15 acres parcel in 1980.  When their young family outgrew the 1,100 square foot Cape, they built an 1810 Federal style reproduction home, along with several outbuildings, further up the hill (1,650 ft. elevation). 

 

The house shell was completed and inhabited in 1990, but the finishes and details continue today.  The current owner took inspiration from the famous 17th century architect, Samuel McIntire of Salem, Massachusetts.  True to McIntire’s style, the high style Federal living parlor is very ornate as is the front entry and portico.   Similarly, there are highly detailed moldings in wood and plaster, wainscoting and wide pine flooring throughout much of the house. The first-floor central hall servicing the entry is also high style and includes a semi-curved stair.   

 

Construction of the barn began in 1989 using materials that were recovered from a barn that had been taken down in North Haverhill, New Hampshire two years prior.  The barn at Windy Hill is a traditional 12/12 pitched two level 40-foot by 60-foot building with a covered high drive entry to the second floor.  This design was a significant reconfiguration of the 100-foot by 50-foot shallow pitched pole barn that the materials originated from.   Untraditionally, the roof is framed with scissor trusses that came from the North Haverhill pole barn and that render a cathedral ceiling on the main floor that is 18 feet to the bottom of the truss peak and 12 feet tall at the walls.  The space is voluminous, unencumbered by posts (with the exception of the section under the balcony).  The barn was completed in 1991.  In 2009, the owners added a balcony in preparation for the first wedding hosted on the property.  Two large crystal chandeliers were hung from the trusses in 2014 and have added a touch of elegance to wedding receptions held in recent years.   

 

The Greek Revival style temple was built in 2009 in preparation for the owners’ second daughter’s wedding.  The primary structure was built from locally sourced white marble (quarried in Georgia and Vermont) and is capped with a Verde patina colored standing seam roof.  It is 10 feet x 12 feet and is in a simple Grecian Doric Style.

 

The rustic cottage was built in 2012 and sits on a knoll above the house and the barn, taking advantage of the panoramic view of the Presidential Range of New Hampshire.  This sweet little retreat is a small building (10 feet by 10 feet) with a 12-foot by 6-foot porch affording million-dollar views of the mountains.