Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Laird Bradley with Williamson Group Sothebys Intl. Realty.
23 Highland Road Springfield, VT
$ 985,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#4811649
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyWINDSOR
  • CitySpringfield
  • AreaWindsor
  • Zip05156
  • StyleFederal
  • Year Built1811
  • Taxes18873
  • Price$ 985,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage6506
  • Lot Size4.38 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Laird Bradley with Williamson Group Sothebys Intl. Realty.
Property Description

The 'Smiley Manse',is named after a Scottish Presbyterian minister and original owner-builder in 1811 of this extraordinary historic home. A later occupant, Senator Ralph Flanders, commissioned the 1929 addition and a comprehensive renovation, which has been refined and maintained to a high standard under the stewardship of successive owners. The gracious historic floor plan remains relevant for modern living styles with the spacious gathering rooms, bespoke Smallbone kitchen imported from England with its AGA stove and a variety of special purpose rooms. The home offers 10 working wood burning fireplaces and all 6 bedrooms are appointed for comfort and privacy with bath en suite. A remarkable feature of the home is the former Flanders Library, which was originally conceived as a music room with a parabolic shaped ceiling possessing superb acoustics. Currently this great room is used for recreation and display of historic reference books and collections of sporting equipment. The grounds are superbly landscaped and feature an in-ground spa, Har-tru tennis court wide covered patio, grape arbor and one of the regions' finest carriage barns. All of the structures are clad with Vermont slate roofs and old-growth clapboards. Oriented to southerly views, the Manse is discretely located in a neighborhood populated by dozens of Vermont's finest residences representing architectural styles and sizes afforded by wealth produced at the zenith of the Machine Tool Industry.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Elm Hill School Elementary School Riverside Middle School Springfield High School
Price History
6/18/2020 Listed $985,000

General Features

Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Range - Gas, Washer, Wine Cooler
Bathrooms 8
Beds 6
Construction Masonry, Timber Frame, Wood Frame
Construction Status Existing
Cooling Central AC
Electric 200 Amp
Elementary School Elm Hill School
Flood Zone No
Flooring Hardwood, Softwood, Tile
Full Baths 6
Garage Yes
Half Baths 2
Heating Hot Water, Multi Zone, Steam
High School Springfield High School
Interior Features Attic, Fireplace - Wood, Fireplaces - 3+, Hearth, Kitchen Island, Master BR w/ BA, Natural Light, Vaulted Ceiling, Walk-in Pantry, Laundry - 1st Floor
Listing Area VT-Windsor
Middle School Riverside Middle School
Price Per Sq Ft 151.4
Road Frontage Yes
Roof Slate
School District Springfield School District
Sewer Public
Status Active
Stories 2
Style Federal
Tax Year 2020
Type Single Family
Utilities Cable, High Speed Intrnt -AtSite, Internet - Fiber Optic
Water Drilled Well
Water Heater Oil
Year Built 1811
Zoning Residential

Interior Features

Basement Yes
Basement Access Type Interior
Basement Description Bulkhead, Concrete, Concrete Floor, Unfinished, Stairs - Basement
Heating Fuel Oil
Room 1 Dimensions 14x16
Room 1 Level 1
Room 1 Type Kitchen - Eat-in
Room 10 Dimensions 15x16
Room 10 Level 2
Room 10 Type Bedroom
Room 11 Dimensions 15x15
Room 11 Level 2
Room 11 Type Bedroom
Room 12 Dimensions 16x20
Room 12 Level 2
Room 12 Type Bedroom
Room 13 Dimensions 16x20
Room 13 Level 2
Room 13 Type Bedroom
Room 14 Dimensions 14x15
Room 14 Level 2
Room 14 Type Bedroom
Room 15 Dimensions 22x24
Room 15 Level 2
Room 15 Type Great Room
Room 16 Dimensions 10x12
Room 16 Level 2
Room 16 Type Exercise Room
Room 17 Dimensions 15x15
Room 17 Level 2
Room 17 Type Other
Room 18 Dimensions 10x14
Room 18 Level Basement
Room 18 Type Wine Cellar
Room 2 Dimensions 16x19
Room 2 Level 1
Room 2 Type Dining Room
Room 3 Dimensions 9.6 x 13.6
Room 3 Level 1
Room 3 Type Breakfast Nook
Room 4 Dimensions 15x29
Room 4 Level 1
Room 4 Type Living Room
Room 5 Dimensions 15x16
Room 5 Level 1
Room 5 Type Office/Study
Room 6 Dimensions 15x16
Room 6 Level 1
Room 6 Type Bedroom
Room 7 Dimensions 8x16
Room 7 Level 1
Room 7 Type Other
Room 8 Dimensions 8x12
Room 8 Level 1
Room 8 Type Mudroom
Room 9 Dimensions 14x14
Room 9 Level 1
Room 9 Type Laundry Room
Rooms: Level 1 Level 1: Bedroom, Level 1: Breakfast Nook, Level 1: Dining Room, Level 1: Kitchen - Eat-in, Level 1: Laundry Room, Level 1: Living Room, Level 1: Mudroom, Level 1: Office/Study, Level 1: Other
Rooms: Level 2 Level 2: Bedroom, Level 2: Exercise Room, Level 2: Great Room, Level 2: Other
Rooms: Level B Level B: Wine Cellar
Sqft-apx Fin Above Grade 6506
Sqft-apx Total 10504
Sqft-apx Total Finished 6506
Sqft-apx Unfn Above Grade 1344
Sqft-apx Unfn Below Grade 2654
Total Rooms 18

Exterior Features

Driveway Paved
Exterior Brick, Clapboard
Foundation Concrete, Stone
Garage Capacity 3
Garage Type Attached
Lot Description Landscaped, Mountain View, Secluded
Lot Size Area 4.38
Road Frontage Length 480
Roads Paved, Public


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 05156

Statistics provided by Inside Real Estate

AVG $230K
AVG $5,741
AVG 15
Year Built
AVG 1932
AVG 29
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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