Holiday Gift Guide Part 1

Still working on your gift list? We’ve found properties even your pickiest loved one will fall in love with. Follow along with LandVest’s Holiday Gift Guide blog in this four-part series to find the perfect home for you, your family, and your friends!

Today, we’ll explore properties that offer the amenities you need to do everything under one roof: living, working, and playing. After months and months at in one place, there are probably a few new items on everyone’s dream home wish list.

For the Work-From-Home-Crowd

Clockwise from top left: Westwoods | Westwood, MA; Copper Beech Hill | Wenham, MA; Sleepy Hollow Farm | Jefferson, ME; Danoli Farm | East Randolph, VT; Stone’s Throw | Brooklin, ME; 4 Briggs Lane Court | Marion, MA

First and foremost, if you still don’t have the perfect home office, now’s the time to find one! At Westwoods, the 2-room office is a short walk away from the main house – a “commute” you’ll actually look forward to. Copper Beech Hill’s office includes a gentleman’s bar and original built-in bookcase, plus a touch of the estate’s Italian-Renaissance style. Just outside the office in Sleepy Hollow Farm’s walkout basement are a gym and wine cellar – take advantage of them before and after work, respectively. Exposed hand-hewn beams in Danoli Farm’s home office are a great reminder of what’s awaiting you outside. Stone’s Throw’s office accomplishes a similar design goal; in fact, one of the two offices is built in the style of a yacht interior. If you need to spread out, 4 Briggs Lane Court has the room you’re looking for.

For the At-Home Student

Left: 798 Strawberry Hill Road | Concord, MA; Right: 11 Church Street | Rockport, ME

Students need dedicated home workspace just as much as parents. The homework nook at 798 Strawberry Hill Road offers just that. Kids can be hard at work in here while parents are down the hall in the first-floor home office. 11 Church Street was originally dedicated to learning: in 1865, it was established as Rockport High School. Historic characteristics remain, while contemporary features have been tastefully added in, too.

For the Chef

lockwise from top right: 9 Briggs Road | Edgartown, MA; 7 Pine Summit Circle | Weston, MA; Echo Ledge Farm | Woodstock, VT; Dark Harbor House | Islesboro, ME; Moon Tide Cottage | Rockport, ME; Café Lucia | Lenox, MA

It seems more and more people have found a new love for home cooking and baking this year. Indulge this new hobby with a chef’s kitchen. From the gourmet kitchen at 9 Briggs Road, a new custom-built grand residence, you can work and look out over Edgartown’s Great Pond. Take advantage of the spacious kitchen at 7 Pine Summit Circle or plan a party at the community meetinghouse and use the gourmet kitchen there for catering. The chef’s kitchens at Echo Ledge Farm, Dark Harbor House, and Moon Tide Cottage, not only offer the space and equipment you need, they’re also the perfect gathering spaces for friends and family. If you’re ready to go all-in with cooking, Café Lucia, a perennial favorite of Tanglewood patrons, is on the market and ready for a new owner to take the reins.

For the Wine Connoisseur

Left: 300 Fox Hill Street | Westwood, MA; Right: Brook Farm Vineyards | Cavendish, VT

With all the cooking going on, you must have something to drink, too. Here are two options to satisfy your thirst. 300 Fox Hill Street’s resemblance to a French Chateau extends from the exterior right down to the lower level’s wine cellar. At Brook Farm Vineyards, be involved in the entire wine-making process: from the vine to the bottle. This grand summer mansion includes 4 acres of working vineyards.

For the Movie Buff or Gaming Enthusiast

Left to Right: 49 Wilsondale Street | Dover, MA; Stone Meadow Farm | West Windsor, VT; 32 Candleberry Lane | Harvard, MA

At the end of a long day, you’ll be looking for somewhere to relax. Home theaters and game rooms fit that bill. The walk-out lower level at 49 Wilsondale Street includes the home theater, plus a full bar, billiards room, and game room. Stone Meadow Farm’s media room is perfect for a movie night or watching a big game. It’s all fun and games on the walk-out lower level at 32 Candleberry Lane, too. There’s a game room and pub lounge, plus access to the patio and fire pit.

Stay tuned as we showcase properties for everyone on your list!