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    1048 Black Hole Hollow Road
    Arlington, Vermont, 05250
    United States
    1048 Black Hole Hollow Road Arlington, Vermont, 05250 United States
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    1048 Black Hole Hollow Road
    Arlington, Vermont, 05250 United States

    Chris DeFelice
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    Property details

    • Property type

      Single Family Homes

    • Status

      Available

    • Year Built

      1772

    Remarkable Stone Mansion on 228 Verdant Acres

    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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    about Vermont

    In many ways, Vermont is the getaway state. As one of the country’s least populated, it’s the place to get away from traffic, congestion, noise and even visual assaults. You won’t find a billboard on its highways. They’ve been banned since 1968. In getting away from it all, however, folks find much that draws them in. Covered bridges, crisp air, 300,0000 acres of state-own forestland, towns with a Saturday Evening Post kind of patina and, of course, maple syrup.

    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
        R858K5
      • MLS#
        4868628
      • Property type
        Single Family Homes
      • Marketed By
        Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
        Available
      • Listing Price
        $3,950,000
      • County
        Bennington County
      • School District
        Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union
    • Utilities & Building
      • Year Built
        1772
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        Guest House, Library, Pool, Security System, Tile Flooring, Gardens, Hardwood Flooring, Terrace / Outdoor Space, Outdoor Pool, Caretaker House, 4+ Fireplaces, Wet Bar, Radiant Floor Heating, Garden, Stone Flooring
      • Full Bathrooms
        6
      • Partial Bathrooms
        2
      • Bedrooms
        7
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Water View, Scenic View
      • community features
        Station