Home for the Holidays
by Kaitlyn Voyce
85 NOSEDIVE DR., STOWE, VT
Ski in and out of your home at Mountain Cabin #10 on Spruce Peak at Stowe. This new build has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half baths, and you can customize all 3,000 square feet of it. A gas fireplace is standard in the living room, and you can add one to either of the master suites and the bonus room. Pick the colors of granite and marble used, and designate the bonus room as a home office, media room, playroom or whatever you desire. Add a hot tub to the deck or relax at the resort’s spa with your complementary Platinum Stowe Mountain Club membership.
Asking: From $2,099,000
Contact: Michael Langley, Spruce Peak, 877-977-7823
131 CLIFF ROAD, WELLESLEY
You’ll be transported to a winter wonderland as you sit in your living room in front of a wood-burning fireplace with floor-to-ceiling windows on one side and a big bay window on the other, gazing out at more than three-quarters of an acre of lush wooded property. This 3,948-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath Colonial-style home features woodburning fireplaces in the library, family room and living room. Nine-foot ceilings, a newly renovated kitchen and views of Rockridge Pond further enhance this stunning home.
Contact: Jill Streck, Chobee Hoy Associates, 617-739-0067 ext. 214
30 VAUGHAN HILL ROAD, ROCHESTER, MA
Escape to your own post-and-beam estate on nearly nine acres. Wood beams accenting the 28-foot ceilings, and the double-sided wood-burning fireplace shared by the great room and dining room, give this home a rugged, majestic ambience. The house also boasts impressive hearths in the living room and kitchen. The oil heating system can be bypassed and fueled by wood to add to the rustic atmosphere. This hideaway gives you more than 5,200 square feet with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths for entertaining and hosting guests.
Contact: Donald Minchello, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 508-446-0006
12–14 QUAHOG POND LANE, WEST FALMOUTH
Nature and architecture combine in this abode. Floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the living room lead to endless views of the Great Sippewissett Marsh and Black Beach, while the bluestone fireplace and Rais wood-burning stove allow you to enjoy this beach home during the colder months. A master bedroom wing includes a dressing room, luxurious bath with a Swedish cedar-lined sauna, private deck, Jacuzzi and granite floors. The two bedrooms on the second floor also have expansive views. A first-floor bedroom and five-room guesthouse with fireplace and heated garden studio/greenhouse make this an inviting haven throughout the year.
Contact: Robert Foley, Sotheby’s International Realty, 508-568-1736
63 WINSOR WAY, WESTON
This Georgian Colonial estate is set on land once owned by the Queen of England. The striking 21,000-square-foot residence sits on almost four acres of land just 20 minutes from Boston. Cozy up in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the study or the gas fireplaces in the formal living room, library, family room, master bedroom, second study and wine-tasting room. A “caterer’s dream” kitchen features two islands, a coffered ceiling, hardwood floors and a sunny breakfast room. The elegant master suite with wet bar, sitting room, and his-and-her-baths and dressing rooms provides a retreat for the adults, while two kids’ suites give the little ones their own space with dressing rooms, study rooms and full baths. Everyone will love the sauna, insulated music room and home theater.
Contact: Beth Dickerson, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 857-362-1700
75 GRAY CRAIG ROAD, MIDDLETOWN, RI
You will never have another chilly night in this historic home with 11.5 bedrooms, 10 full baths and three half baths. Built in 1924, it has 14 fireplaces throughout and an outdoor fireplace on the stone terrace. A stone fireplace in the kitchen accentuates custom hickory ceilings and antique terra-cotta floor tiles. Other unique touches, like a vintage conservatory, complement the home’s more modern features, such as a new gym and heated garages.
Contact: Melanie Delman, Lila Delman Real Estate, 401-284-4820