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Ian Fleming, Famed creator of James Bond, once mused in the guest register of Black Hole Hollow Farm, "Lived here like a king - an uninvited one - in fragrant and luxurious solitude" a bucolic and timeless sanctuary. This remarkable estate located on 228 verdant acres bordering both state and national forest, offers an unparalleled backdrop to an especially private hideaway. Extensive walking and riding trails are interwoven throughout. The beautiful stone mansion overlooks lush hilled lawns, two tiered ponds and waterfalls. Original house dates from 1772, expanded and designed by the renowned architect Jerome Cerny in the 1930's. The grand living room and downstairs bedrooms open onto the gardens through French doors and master suite provides private access to a poetic walled garden. There are fireplaces throughout, attached guest house, heated greenhouse, barn, cutting and vegetable garden. The estate has entertained a cast of characters including Sir Ian Fleming, spending summers finding inspiration and writing the classics "Diamonds Are Forever," "Goldfinger" and "For Your Eyes Only." Owners were Josephine Hartford Bryce, heiress of A&P, and husband Ivar rumored to be the inspiration for Bond. Easy drive to Albany Int'l Airport, Manchester and Saratoga's thoroughbred racing. Cultural activities of theatre, art, museums and dance nearby. To hike, ride, hunt, farm, fish or drive off-road in the surrounding forest. To find inspiration in a deeply rooted sense of home.

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Parking

  • Parking Spaces
  • Parking DescriptionParking Spaces 1 - 10

Building

  • Year Built1772
  • Building ConstructionWood Frame
  • ConstructionExisting
  • Property StyleAntique, Colonial
  • Bedrooms7
  • Bathroom8
  • Total Baths8
  • Full Baths6
  • Half Bath2
  • Total Rooms19
  • Square Feet8,154
  • APX Unfin Below Grade1475
  • BasementConcrete, Concrete Floor, Full, Stairs - Interior, Unfinished, Interior Access
  • FoundationConcrete, Stone

Utilities

  • Heat FuelGas - LP/Bottle, Kerosene, Oil
  • Heat SystemRadiant, Radiant Floor
  • WaterDug Well, On-Site Well Exists, Private
  • Water HeaterOff Boiler, Oil, Owned
  • Sewer1500+ Gallon, Concrete, Private, Septic
  • Electric200 Amp, Circuit Breaker(s), Generator, Generator Ready, On-Site
  • UtilitiesFiber Optic Internt Avail, High Speed Intrnt -AtSite, Internet - Fiber Optic, Telephone At Site, Underground Utilities

Other

  • Delayed ShowingsNo
  • SeasonalNo
  • Page36-42
  • View Count1

Basic Information

  • MLS Number4868628
  • MLS StatusActive
  • StatusACT
  • Property TypeSingle Family
  • List Price$3,950,000
  • Listing Agent NameChris DeFelice
  • Broker NameFour Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Property

  • Acreage228
  • Lot DescriptionAgricultural, Country Setting, Farm - Horse/Animal, Field/Pasture, Landscaped, Level, Mountain View, Open, Pond, Secluded, Trail/Near Trail, View, Walking Trails, Water View, Waterfall, Wooded
  • DrivewayGravel
  • RoadsPublic, Unpaved

Exterior

  • Exterior FeaturesBarn, Garden Space, Guest House, Natural Shade, Patio, Pool - In Ground, Storage, Window Screens, Greenhouse
  • Exterior ColorStone
  • ExteriorClapboard, Stone
  • RoofSlate

Amenities

  • Accessibility AmenitiesBathroom w/Tub

Water Body

  • Water Body Name_Unnamed
  • Water Body TypePond
  • Water ViewYes

Location

  • Building Number1048
  • StreetBlack Hole Hollow Road
  • TownArlington
  • StateVT
  • Zip05250
  • CountyBennington
  • DistrictBattenkill Valley
  • Elementary SchoolFisher Elementary School
  • Junior HighArlington Memorial Junior Seni
  • High SchoolArlington Memorial
  • Flood Zone Y/NUnknown

Interior

  • Interior FeaturesAttic, Dining Area, Draperies, Fireplace - Wood, Fireplaces - 3+, Hearth, Kitchen Island, Laundry Hook-ups, Lighting Contrls -Respnsv, Natural Woodwork, Soaking Tub, Storage - Indoor, Wet Bar, Window Treatment, Laundry - 1st Floor
  • Room 1 TypeFoyer
  • Room 1 Level1
  • Room 1 Dimensions25' x 17'3"
  • FloorsCarpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Slate/Stone, Wood
  • Room 2 TypeOffice/Study
  • Room 2 Level1
  • Room 2 Dimensions13'10" x 12'4"
  • Room 3 TypePrimary BR Suite
  • Room 3 Level1
  • Room 3 Dimensions27'9" x 19'3"
  • Room 4 TypeOther
  • Room 4 Level1
  • Room 4 Dimensions19' x 19'2"
  • Room 5 TypeLiving Room
  • Room 5 Level1
  • Room 5 Dimensions32' x 21'
  • Stories1
  • Room 6 TypeFamily Room
  • Room 6 Level1
  • Room 6 Dimensions17' x 16'
  • Room 7 TypeKitchen
  • Room 7 Level1
  • Room 7 Dimensions23'6" x 15' 6"
  • Room 8 TypeDining Room
  • Room 8 Level1
  • Room 8 Dimensions18' 8" x 21' 9"
  • Room 9 TypeBreakfast Nook
  • Room 9 Level1
  • Room 9 Dimensions12'6" x 8' 9"
  • Room 10 TypeBedroom
  • Room 10 Level1
  • Room 10 Dimensions24' x 17'4"
  • Room 11 TypeBedroom
  • Room 11 Level1
  • Room 11 Dimensions20'x5" x 15'2"
  • Room 12 TypeBedroom
  • Room 12 Level1
  • Room 12 Dimensions19'6" x 15'7"
  • Room 13 TypeBedroom
  • Room 13 Level2
  • Room 13 Dimensions23'3" x 14'7"
  • Room 14 TypeDen
  • Room 14 Level1
  • Room 14 Dimensions16'10" x 15'2"
  • Room 15 TypeLaundry Room
  • Room 15 Level1
  • Room 15 Dimensions14'4" x 13'4"
  • Room 16 TypeBedroom
  • Room 16 Level1
  • Room 17 TypeBedroom
  • Room 17 Level1
  • Room 18 TypeKitchen
  • Room 18 Level1
  • Room 19 TypeLiving Room
  • Room 19 Level1

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