Location: Huntington, VT
Acreage: 50+/- acres
New England | Northeastern USA
Latitude & Longitutde:
Lat. 44° 17’ 36” N, Long. 72° 56’ 24” W
Access & Distances:
- Air | Burlington International Airport (1 hr flight from Boston & NYC)
- Car | 2.5 hrs to Montreal; 4 hrs to Boston; 6 hrs to NYC
- Off town-maintained Camels Hump Road via a right-of-way through Foundation for a Sustainable Future's retained land, or private drive.
- Farmhouse | 10,538-SF; c. 1865, 1969, 1989, 100%-sustainably rebuilt 2008, 6-bedrooms & 1-full, 4-3/4, 2-1/2 baths
- Energy Barn | 14,661-SF; c. 2007 3-story heated timber frame barn constructed from salvaged Douglas fir beams
- Studio Barn | 2,814-SF c. 2001 hand-hewn post & beam frame barn-converted to 1-bedroom & 1-bath living quarters & painting studio
- Caretaker’s Residence | 2,401-SF; c. 2001 2-bedrooms & 1-bath
- 4-Bay Garage-Utility Barn | 2,336-SF; c. 1988 2-story equipment storage facility
- Additional Building Potential using in-place infrastructure
- Renewable Electrical System with expansion potential
- Renewable Heating System with expansion potential
- Perennial Polyculture Food System with expansion potential
- Durable, Multi-Functional, Artisan-Crafted Buildings
4-5 year old organic fruit, nut, and fuel orchard with edible perennial gardens. Selection of 2011 harvest: plums, quince, seaberries, aronia, blueberries, cherries, cold hardy kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, goumi, currants, apples, mushrooms, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, horseradish, and hazelnuts.
Price: $11,500,000 USD
Property surrounded by private 1,246± acre Foundation-owned watershed abutting Camels Hump State Forest, and part of greater Winooski and Camels Hump Watersheds. Significant wildlife habitat: migratory bird stop-over, bear, moose, deer, fox, coyote, mink, otter, beaver, bobcat, fisher, weasel, turkey, rabbit, hawks, owls, hummingbirds, northern songbirds.
Swimming, hiking, biking (mountain & road), running (trail & road), skiing (apline, backcountry & cross-country), sailing & kayaking (Lake Champlain), bird watching, star-gazing, and fishing.
Included in the ask price are the following-Seller contributions, the details of which will be disclosed to qualified prospective purchasers.
- Transition Team | Seller will consult on an as-needed basis; Seller will pay for key consultants' services to ensure a smooth post-acquisition transition.
- Personal Property | Foundation-owned machinery and equipment, Farmhouse Murphy mattresses, Whole Systems Design's Master Plan, Engineering Plans (build-out plans for system extensions), & Replacement and repair materials (brick, stone, lumber for barn interior, site-harvested & milled lumber).
Seller will consider extending to the purchaser access and use leases as follows:
- Micro-hydro energy development using Seller-retained Cathedral Pond & in-place infrastructure
- Use of select Seller-retained agricultural lands
- Use or reliance upon select Seller-retained forestland for wood supply for renewable heating system
- Access and use terms shall be mutually agreeable to both parties, and must coincide with Seller's mission and already established goals and best practices.
Listing Broker Disclosure:
Listing broker has an interest in the property.
To learn more about the Teal Farm project, view:
Teal Farm Center is a discrete portion of the 1,296± acre holding known as Teal Farm. Teal Farm Center includes 50± campus acres, 32,750± square feet of mixed-use space (of which half is new construction), renewable heat and electrical systems with tie-in capability for microhydro and wind, and one of the largest, most thriving permaculture installations in North America. Under agreeable conditions, the offering may expand to include the lease of additional surrounding acreage.
Teal Farm Center is enfolded by Teal Farm’s 1,246± acre watershed and sits beneath Camels Hump Mountain, one of wildest and most iconic ridgelines in the Green Mountains. Teal Farm is one of the largest privately held real estate assets in Vermont.
The land being kept by the Seller-Foundation for a Sustainable Future, will be stewarded to exemplify ecological integrity and regenerative land management. Aside from a private homestead, and possibly a limited number of farmhand housing units, no further building development is planned at this time. Foundation Founder Melissa Hoffman recognizes that well-stewarded properties of this size and location are rare, and that parcel fragmentation due to financial pressure is namely to blame. Her Foundation’s ability to steward a landholding of this scale is a win-win for everyone, including the new owner of Teal Farm Center.
Hoffman hopes that all of the creative work the Foundation has done to create a highly sophisticated food-energy-building system will serve as a valuable and evolving educational resource. That hope, coupled with the Foundation’s desire to fund other projects, led Hoffman to the decision to sell Teal Farm Center.
In addition to enjoying the Farm’s premier view and productivity site, a new owner will be given use and access opportunities to consider on a lease basis, as long as they share the Foundation’s land management ethic. Because access to productive farm and forest land is cost-prohibitive these days, this offering keeps acquisition costs as low as possible, while availing the new owner of all the benefits of living next to Camels Hump State Park and within a private watershed, parts of which can be made available to support their use of the Center at below-market costs. Included in the offer price is a one-year transition team and consultancy offered by Hoffman, which will facilitate a seamless transition into new ownership.
Hoffman heavily invested her Foundation’s resources to examine, explore and execute her vision of creating an integrated, ecologically-designed farmstead. Not only is Teal Farm Center producing an assortment of superfoods not typical for this growing region, but its doing so on an elegant green footprint.
Teal Farm Center is poised and ready for its next phase. Hoffman acknowledges that the investment made by her Foundation will not generate a dollar-for-dollar return. Hoffman’s ask price reflects an almost 30% discount off her actual investment.
One could not create Teal Farm Center as it is, where it is, for less than the ask price.
Offering Broker: Shawn M. Smith | firstname.lastname@example.org | 802.434.7798
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