Tucked under the North Mountain in Billtown on a gentle hillside with southern exposure and 180 degree views, this 12.5 acre property will appeal to you if you are looking for a modern home with traditional farmhouse styling and privacy within 12 minutes to all shops and services. It was custom built for the present owners 18 years ago. In keeping with the farmhouse it incorporates a covered verandah, 1.5 story styling, mudroom entry, large laundry room/pantry, wood siding, steep pitches, wood trims, solid wood interior doors and plenty of charm. The modern elements include steel roof, ICF construction, concrete slab foundation with hot water in-floor heating, lots of windows, main floor master suite, plenty of closet space and an open concept main floor plan.
The side door entry opens to a foyer with mudroom, large walk-in closet and 2 piece bath. Off to the left there is a huge room that incorporates the laundry, storage and pantry. The centre of the home has an open concept design with kitchen off to the west side and living/dining facing southward with views across the valley floor. The master bedroom with walk-in closet and well appointed ensuite bath is on the east side. A spacious family room completes this level. Upstairs is a very interesting layout. A wide foyer runs east and west through the middle with large bedrooms at either end. There's a full bath on one side of the foyer and in the middle facing due south is a large room with vaulted ceiling and window capturing the views across the valley. This room is ideal for a studio, home office, library, exercise room or a 4th bedroom if required.
The home has great systems including on-site septic, drilled well, oil fired hot water, in-floor heating, air exchanger, central vac, 200 amp electrical and high speed internet. Outside, the property is nicely landscaped around the house. There's lots of parking and the top part of the laneway is paved. The outbuilding is equally as nice as the house. It boasts 2,800 sq ft of very useable space. There's a large 2-car bay for equipment and an insulated woodworking shop with its own electrical panel (lots of power) and a woodstove. The walk-up loft above offers dry storage space and an area that could be developed or used for hay storage. Attached to the backside is a small equipment storage lean-to. The property consists of 12.5 acres with good elevation, southern exposure and good drainage. About 5 acres is farmable. The remaining land is forest and runs up the side of the North Mountain.
This is a quiet side road with a small amount of local traffic, farms, orchards and vineyards. It' s a wonderful community for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, hacking with your horse and lazy walks. A perfect property for a small hobby farm, vegetable and herb producers, vineyard or horses. Kentville is just 12 minutes away. Wolfville and New Minas are within 20 minutes. Beaches, wineries, farm markets and Provincial parks are all close by.
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