A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT!! Situated on 15 private acres and bordered by 975' of Lewis Creek (best trout fishing stream in Northwestern Vermont)in your backyard, this Classic period Cape was built in 1994 and an additon 2002 with upgrades in heating and solar hot water in 2013. The house consists of 4 period post and beam frames, insulated and outfitted with classic period touches. The grounds consist of a stone lined Koi pond with mini waterfalls, a large deep trout pond and a smaller bass pond. The trout pond just off the driveway is also an excellent swimming pond. There is an attached two car garage and post and beam storage shed.
The front of the house has the Classic Cape charm while the rear of the house is representative of the 21 century with a large deck with side retractable awning perfect for barbeques, parties, sunbathing or just quietly relaxing and over looking the Lewis Creek.
The Tavern Room and keeping room on the lower level has double door exit which opens below the deck onto a natural fieldstone patio complete with a waterfall and Koi pond. From here a stoned walkway leads to granite stone steps to the lower lawn and bank of the Lewis Creek.
While retaining all it's classic charm and features of a Cape, the home has all the up to date mechanical, electrical and heating systems and modern kitchen and baths. From the remodelled soapstone counters and cherry cabinets in the kitchen to the 6 natural stone and tiled bathrooms and radiant floor heating through out the house, the home retains all the charm and character of a Classic Cape.
This home has been featured in several national and local publications such as "Classic American Home, Vermont Life, Lore, Early American Stencils, and several local publications.
Every room has its own unique charm from raised panel wainscotting to wide pine, chestnut and oak flooring to exposed beams and beaded panel wall boards. Well insulated and with 5 fireplaces (three of which are converted to radiant gas logs) including a large hearth and beehive oven for pizza and bread, and pellet stove, the winters are warm and cozy. And with the nine large skylights facing the south with retactable shades, and 2 highly efficient whole house fans, the summers stay cool and breezy.
This house is located in the country but just 15 minutes to Lake Champlain and 30 comfortable driving minutes to Burlington, it is ideally suited for a family that enjoys both peace and solitude and the night life and activitities one of the best small cities in the country has to offer.
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