This Saltbox built by renowned craftsman Doug Gest provides the best of both worlds for those seeking honest Vermont charm and the comfort of modern amenities, systems and conveniences. The classic reproduction colonial was constructed in 1998 in a location chosen by the owners for its proximity to everything the in the Upper Valley. Over 65 acres of countryside border the protected Appalachian Trail corridor and a large barn perfect for a car collection with caretaker's apartment is across the street. With stone walls and patio, over 250 trees, ornamental gardens, water features, espaliers, gazebo, firepit and other outdoor charms too numerous to mention, the setting and the owner of more than two decades of careful stewardship have yielded glorious results. Inside you will find varied width hand planed wide plank flooring, hand planed doors graced by authentic period hardware, period mouldings, raised panels and built-ins, Rumford style fireplaces and oversized living spaces that create a feeling of casual, elegant comfort. The heart of the home is the great room which encompasses the kitchen as well as the dining and informal living areas. A large formal dining room and double living room open to an inviting screened-in porch overlooking the entrance to the formal gardens. A first floor master bedroom suite makes up the south end of the house. A covered breezeway entrance leads you to the post and beam barn that creates a dramatic two and a half story six car garage. Residence is located in West Hartford.