Seller's Comments and Description:
Circa 1815 distinctive, elegant brick end home was constructed by historically noted Kimball Emerson; fast forward to today, this remains an equally distinctive, elegant home and pastoral farm. Encompassing over 165 acres, the lands offer highland pastures, extraordinary views, hayfields, riverfront, year round stream, springs – and complete versatility for horses, general farming, organic pursuits and more.
Total restoration and renovation from 2003 to present enables this home to rival and exceed many period homes and farmlands in the greater south/central areas of New Hampshire. Once the largest Certified Organic Beef Farm in the State, ‘Green Ledge Farm’ has the potential to remain as a working organic farm – for animals, orchards, produce, timber, hay – or become a private country estate. With no restrictions or easements upon the lands, the potential is vast.
The magnificent, meticulously maintained home has been completely restored (please refer to additional details); six fireplaces, extensive original features, woodwork, moldings, wide pine floors, hardware, two master suite bedrooms/baths, four guest rooms, two full and two half additional baths, open kitchen with fireplace/woodstove, cherry cabinetry and silestone counters, elegant front rooms w/fireplaces for living, dining; office/library; open family room w/woodstove, wonderful light from expansive windows and terrific living space; separate access apartment/in-law quarters. In addition, the heated sunroom/solarium overlooks the barns and fields and adds additional area for entry, gardening/greenhouse or just sitting!
The astonishing, massive and solid (40’x65’) main barn has four levels of working space – four+ horse stalls, heated tack room, heated workshop, equipment storage, hay storage, ample areas for cows, sheep, goats - multiple purposes on different levels. Full electric and frost free water in barn. Additional outbuildings include an open barn for sheep or equipment, run-in sheds, chicken coop (w/automatic door!) – and of course, the oversized three bay garage for autos.
The lands are unsurpassed – from the verdant thirty acre pasture lot along the Piscataquog River to the 135 acres of highland pasture, hayfields, gardens, orchards and timberlands – every inch is useable. The internal one-half mile access road to the upper hayfields and highland pastures will bring you to the top of the lands; gorgeous fields and 360 views encompass vistas to Mount Monadnock, Crotched Mountain, Joe English Hill and points beyond to Lyndeborough and New Boston.
Exceptional and rare, Green Ledge Farm will remain a focal point for early New Hampshire architecture and farming history. With ease of access from Boston or Manchester to points beyond, the locale is superb.