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Rick Higgerson
Rick M. Higgerson
Senior Real Estate Advisor
Associate Broker - VT & NH
Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Hanover, NH 03755

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$750,888 Active Under Contract

532 Handy Road
Hartford, VT 05001

5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,121 sq ft; lot: 10.1 acres - MLS# 4766396
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Ideally sited on 10 level acres of open Vermont countryside, in a location that is convenient to Quechee, Woodstock and the Upper Valley, this circa 1821 Federal Period home, once operated as a well-known B&B, is now a fully restored five-bedroom, three and a half-bath private residence. Faithfully preserving the period details that blend seamlessly with the conveniences of modern amenities and updated systems, Half Penny Farm has an impressive provenance and was once owned by the pioneering female alpinist Dora Keen Handy for whom the road is named. Approached under a canopy of maples and across flagstone paths and terraces, sited well back from the road which is primarily used by local residents, the ten acre parcel also includes a spring fed pond and swimming pool, pool cabana with changing room, half bath and kitchenette with sink and refrigerator, a detached barn garage and formal walled garden and garden shed. Crossing the threshold into the home from the flagstone terrace one is immediately transported back to a simpler time. From the varied-width wide pine floors, to the 12 over 12 windows with antique wavy glass, the interior presents a wealth of preserved period details along with some modern flourishes that blend seamlessly with the exposed brick, hand hewn beams, painted floors, antique French roof tile flooring and original lathe and plaster walls. Other historic features include wide pine flooring, a large & working beehive oven equipped fireplace.


  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Hood, Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Area Description: Abuts Conservation, Adjoins St/Nat'l Forest, Near Country Club, Near Golf Course, Near Paths, N
  • Basement: Bulkhead, Concrete, Gravel, Unfinished, Interior Access, Interior, Yes
  • Baths: 4
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Color: Brick/Whit
  • Construction: Masonry, Post And Beam, Wood Frame
  • Construction Status: Existing
  • County/Area: Windsor County
  • Delayed Showing: No
  • Driveway: Gravel
  • Electric: Circuit Breaker(S)
  • Elementary School: Ottauquechee School
  • Equipment: Co Detector, Smoke Detector
  • Exterior: Brick, Wood
  • Features - Exterior: Building, Garden Space, Natural Shade, Outbuilding, Patio, Pool - In Ground, Shed
  • Features - Interior: Bar, Dining Area, Fireplace - Wood, Fireplaces - 3+, Hearth, Kitchen Island, Kitchen/Dining, Master
  • Flooring: Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Other, Softwood, Tile, Wood
  • Foundation: Brick, Concrete, Stone
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Garage: 2-Car
  • Garage Description: Barn
  • Garage Type: Detached
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Heat Fuel: Oil
  • Heating: Forced Air
  • High School: Hartford High School
  • Listing Status: Active Under Contract
  • Lot - Sqft: 439956
  • Lot Description: Country Setting, Field/Pasture, Landscaped, Level, Open, Pond, Trail/Near Trail, Walking Trails, Woo
  • Lot Size: 10.1000
  • Middle School: Hartford Memorial Middle
  • Owned Land: Yes
  • Parking: Driveway, Covered
  • Pool: Yes, See Features - Exterior
  • Pool or Spa: Yes, See Features - Exterior
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Road Frontage: Yes
  • Road Frontage Size: 500
  • Roads: Public, Unpaved
  • Roof: Slate
  • Room 1 Type: Bath - 1/2
  • Room 10 Type: Foyer
  • Room 11 Type: Mbr Suite
  • Room 12 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 13 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 14 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 15 Type: Bedroom
  • Room 2 Type: Bath - Full
  • Room 3 Type: Bath - Full
  • Room 4 Type: Bath - Full
  • Room 5 Type: Mudroom
  • Room 6 Type: Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Room 7 Type: Living Room
  • Room 8 Type: Living Room
  • Room 9 Type: Dining Room
  • Rooms: Level 1: Level 1: Bath - 1/2, Level 1: Dining Room, Level 1: Foyer, Level 1: Kitchen - Eat-In, Level 1: Livin
  • Rooms: Level 2: Level 2: Bedroom, Level 2: Bath - Full, Level 2: Master Bdm Suite
  • School District: Hartford School District
  • Sewer: Private, Septic
  • Sq.Ft.: 4121
  • Sqft-Apx Fin Above Grade: 4121
  • Sqft-Apx Fin Ag Source: Municipal
  • Sqft-Apx Fin Bg Source: Municipal
  • Sqft-Apx Total: 5853
  • Sqft-Apx Unfn Ag Source: Municipal
  • Sqft-Apx Unfn Below Grade: 1732
  • Sqft-Apx Unfn Bg Source: Municipal
  • Stories: 2.5
  • Style: Colonial, Farmhouse, Federal
  • Sub Type: Single Family
  • Tax Year: 2019
  • Taxes Tbd: Yes
  • Total Rooms: 11
  • Unbranded Tour URL 1:
  • Units Per Building: 1
  • Utilities: Phone, Gas - Lp/Bottle, Underground Utilities
  • Water: Drilled Well, Private
  • Water Heater: Off Boiler
  • Year Built: 1821
  • Zip Code: 05001
  • Zoning: Residential

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Richard M. Higgerson
Senior Real Estate Advisor
Associate Broker - VT & NH
Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

17.5 Lebanon Street- Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603.276.1313
Cell: 802.291.0436
Office: 603.643.6070


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