Modern efficiency meets rustic chic! If efficiency is what you are looking for, this home has it. Efficiency Vermont has rated this house at the highest levels (Gold Tier/5-Star Plus). The passive solar design of this home keeps it warm enough in the winter that it uses less than half a cord of wood to supplement the natural heat of the sun. And the high efficiency and large overhangs on the outside of the house keep it cool and comfortable in the summer months. The open-concept floor plan includes a spacious, cookÃƒ¢Ã‚‚¬Ã‚„¢s-dream kitchen and oversized mudroom. The land has been a labor of love with extensive gardens including asparagus, sunchokes, 3-4 year old fruit trees (apple, pear, plum and cherry), and other perennial gardens. Outbuildings include a three bay pole barn, a small woodworking shop, and a tree house, all with power. Abutting 100's of acres of national forrest, less than 10 miles to Middlebury, 7 miles to Middlebury College Snow Bowl, 5 miles to Rikert Nordic, and extensive hiking trails, all within a few miles of this property.