Breed Hill Road is a lovely Adirondack post-and-beam home for sale, situated on 50 private acres near the Lake Champlain coast.
The centerpiece of the property is the 1,960-square-foot custom built residence – a comfortable post and beam home with elegant, clean lines constructed in 2015. It is perfect for weekend getaways, retirement or year-round living. Breed Hill’s location offers a strong connection to the Adirondack Coast and nearby Lake Champlain region. Enjoy rejuvenating hikes in the woods and wander along the beautiful stream frontage on Putnam Creek. Take short day trips to Lake Placid, Plattsburgh and Burlington.
The home and its surrounding forest are perched along Breed Hill – a prominent pine and oak-covered ridge nestled along the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain in Essex County. The surrounding neighborhood consists of occasional rural residences and weekend homes situated on large properties that afford space and enjoyment of the surrounding woods.
From the house, it’s a short drive to the Crown Point Bridge to Vermont. Westport is a short 30-minute drive and the Essex Ferry is situated within 40 minutes of the property. Westport is the farm-to-table basket of the region, creating an attractive locavore scene. The community of Essex has several art galleries and local shops. Lake Placid, Burlington, Lake George and Plattsburgh are all situated within an hour of the property, while Montreal lies only 2 hours to the north.
This year-'round home has four-season road frontage along Breed Hill Road – a town-maintained artery with electric and phone utilities available roadside. There are several miles of trails throughout the land that lead to the top of the hill and beyond toward Putnam Creek.
When you think about the qualities that make a rural retreat property highly desirable, certain attributes come quickly to mind. There should be privacy balanced with close proximity to recreation, culture and nearby communities. It should have a comfortable home that has curb appeal, elegance and character, and yet is functional and livable. There should be enough land surrounding that home to afford opportunities to connect with nature and to hike, fish, grow trees and watch wildlife with your friends and family. Breed Hill Road fits the bill perfectly.
The property has been carefully managed under a comprehensive forest stewardship plan for the past 15 years. The sellers have an environmental science, ecology and forestry background and have managed this forest with an inspired land ethic. Written forest stewardship objectives have been as follows:
Ensure quality timber production.
Employ best management practices for water and timber to ensure the sustainable production of the property.
Limit development of the property to include upscale, rustic huts for use as a hermitage community.
Employ timber management practices which maintain diverse wildlife habitat and encourage game species such as deer, turkey, and grouse.
Grow ginseng rootlets for sale as 2 and 3-year old plants.
Develop hiking trails
Promote hunting opportunities
The property has extensive frontage on Putnam Creek, a year-'round mountain stream originating in the nearby mountains which flows into Lake Champlain. The creek offers a classic mountain stream amenity with boulder strewn pools and riffles that meander along the far southern boundary of the property.
The house is a comfortable, elegantly straightforward 1,960-square-foot, post-and-beam home built in 2015 with an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large living/dining room area and kitchen.
Its simplicity is its charm. Many windows allow natural light and beautiful views, from any point in the living area, of the trees and wildlife. The porches shelter the home from the summer sun, creating a cool, indoor micro-climate, away from the midday heat. In the winter, the wood heat penetrates the house and its inhabitants. The open floor plan on the first floor is perfect for cooking and the acoustics in the living room are superb. It is a perfect space for welcoming guests.
The spacious laundry room is conveniently located on the second floor, close to the bedrooms and bathrooms. There is even space for a small desk by a window overlooking the garden and fruit trees in the yard. It is easy to find peace in any of the bedrooms, while watching the sun and/or the moon pass through the sky throughout the seasons.