1814 Federal – Poultney, VT

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Added to OHD on 10/26/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   5 Comments

2157 Vermont Route 140, Poultney, VT 05764

  • $125,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2688 Sq Ft
  • 5.1 Ac.
Classic Brick Colonial ~ Built in 1814. Original wide board floors and natural woodwork. This home features: Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms & 1 & 1/2 Baths ~ 3 Fireplaces and walk up attic. Several small barns. One~ 3 story 40'x50' post & beam barn. This 5+ Acre Property even borders a brook and boasts several fruit trees. Close to the historic village of Poultney & Green Mountain College as well as beautiful Lake St. Catherine.
Contact Information
William N. Gilbert III, Gilbert Realty & Development,
(802) 265-8834

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5 Comments on 1814 Federal – Poultney, VT

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  1. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 447 comments

    Lovely arched doorway, and beautiful Flemish bond brickwork. The house looks as though it has been empty for some time.

    I have some concerns about the structure and the brickwork.

    First and foremost, the iron brace across the front of the house looks like an effort to stabilize the entire front wall. The brickwork around it is discolored. This might be a result of the brace itself; water splash-back could have created this. Sometimes a brace like this is an overreaction to a minor problem. Sometimes it’s an indication of serious trouble. Perhaps the front wall’s footings are failing.

    The cornice areas look sketchy, so this may be a source of water infiltration into the brickwork.

    In addition, The jack-arches are sagging. This is a serious problem, and will require the services of an experienced restoration mason. Brick is so easily damaged and scarred, and a poor restoration often has disastrous results, that references will be a must. The keystone in the doorway arch may have tipped forward as well.

    A classic Federal style Vermont home, with very nice woodwork, in a really handsome town. It is well worth owning, but the brickwork causes me concern.

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    • Julles says: 545 comments

      Hm, I thought that iron brace was where they attached a portico. Why would you put a brace like that through part of the front wall? Usually, they would put a brace through the house with only a star showing on the outside wall. Whereas, if it was to attach a portico, you would never see it with the portico up.

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      • Gregory K. Hubbard says: 447 comments

        Good observations about the possibility of a porch.

        My thought was that if it was installed to support a porch structure of some sort, there’d be paint scars, or tar scars, flashing marks, something to indicate a roof or porch columns.

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        • Julles says: 545 comments

          Your right about missing paint or tar splotches but the brick is a slightly different color around the brace. Does the color of brick change in exposure to sunlight or is this maybe replacement brick for a terrible structural problem that was fixed? It could have been someone cleaned it up and repointed after they took the portico down. I would think that the value of the house would not support major structural damage repair but if it is your house that has been in your family for years a person feels differently about covering the cost. Gregory, you make me wish I could run up and examine it. If you ever find the answer, please post it because now I’m really curious.

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  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12624 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $125,000!

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