Brownington, Vermont — Green Home For Sale

WORKING FARM, HOMESTEAD, COUNTRY RETREAT Well-maintained 24-acre home/farm complex, privately set, yet 15min to I-91. Hybrid green home, large modern barn, outbuildings. 11 acres certified-organic growing fields. Large household vegetable garden.

Listing ID: 20287

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home

Asking Price (USD) $239,000
Annual Property Tax $3,229
Annual Utility Cost $900
Home Area 1,404 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 23.6 acres
Year Built 1995

Property Description

Well-maintained home/farm complex in beautiful private setting, surrounded by towering evergreens, yet only 15 min to I-91. 1400-sq ft energy-efficient, straw-bale & cedar home w/deck. Modern, 2-story 1,290 sq ft cedar barn/workshop w/wood stove & attached shed. Lean-to the length of the barn for equipment, firewood. Stand alone lean-to that can function as a carport. New 3-season guest cabin. In-ground root and/or wine cellar. Many expansion possibilities.

Main floor of home is an open floor plan: Cozy alcove to relax opposite wood stove, dining area & spacious living room/family room. Country kitchen w/gas stove, hand-crafted & carved wood cabinets, laundry area, pantry. (All appliances new except range.) Full bath completes 1st floor. 2nd floor has 3 BRs, (presently a 2-BR & study set-up) & additional walk-in closet storage. Windows w/views of property & wonderful sunrises/sunsets.

24-acre farm complex w/11 acres healthy, certified-organic planting fields (1.5 acres planted this summer). Clearings for pasture & extensive wooded land. New pond filling. 50x50ft fenced household vegetable garden w/drip irrigation, raised beds, cold frames & hoop-house. Established berry bushes, fruit trees, many perennial flower gardens.

Live energy-efficient, enjoy home-grown fruits & vegetables year-round, work the fields or just get away to this world unto itself, w/the benefits of a small town community & all northern VT has to offer.

NOTE 1: Google map sometimes has address marked incorrectly. 2715 Chilafoux is on the left side of the road, south of "VT Reindeer Farm" &"Norma's Way Sewing" & runs from the homestead down to where the road curves.

NOTE 2: Home phone listed for contact. Also, cell phone is (914) 498-8509

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Energy efficient house, built in 1995, is hybrid straw-bale & cedar construction, w/18in exterior walls & lyme stucco plaster finish. Natural insulating & passive solar, keeps indoors warmer in winter, cooler in summer. Rooms have natural beam-&-plank ceilings & wood floors throughout. Main floor has artistic stucco walls, w/deep window wells to reflect light & for aesthetic appeal. Exposed hemlock beams. Propane heating, but wood stove easily warms entire 1,404 sq ft house.

Neighborhood Description

Neighbors are mostly homesteaders. Some grow & raise for their own consumption; others run small farming enterprises in a variety of products.

Market Area

VT’s North Kingdom excels in locally raised pork & beef, artisinal cheeses, iced cider, fine breweries &, of course, maple syrup. Outdoor activities include: nearby state forests for hiking, 10 min from pristine Lake Willoughby to swim/canoe/fish (other lakes under 1/2 hr), 40 min to world-class mountain bike trails, snowmobiling & premier ski slopes. Quick drive for French Canadian fare. Brownington historic district & museum are of note, & historic bridges & arts centers in surrounding areas

School District

The local school is part of the OSCU (Orleans Central Supervisory Union). The local school educates students K-8 (student/teacher ratio 12:1). The OCSU educates grades 9-12, out of Brownington's budget, at Lake Region Union High School .

Have had no personal contact with the schools


Brownington is a small town (around 1,000 residents) in Orleans County, located in the beautifully scenic "Northeast Kingdom" of VT. Selected by Nat'l Geographic for their Geotourism Program for Sustainable Destinations. There's a charming well-preserved 60-acre historic district w/7 buildings, Old Stone House Museum (history of the county & its farming), perennial gardens & stunning vistas. And pristine Lake Willoughby is only 15 min. Close towns for resident needs are Orleans & Derby

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Composting Toilet
Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Hybrid
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

Paul Goldner

2715 Chilafoux Rd
Brownington, VT 05860 US
Telephone: (802) 754-6051

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