1850 Gothic Revival – Montpelier, VT

SOLD / Archived From 2018
Added to OHD on 7/10/18 - Last OHD Update: 8/25/18 - 20 Comments
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A truly unique historic home! Athenwood was the home of renowned artist Thomas W. Wood. Vaulted ceilings, natural woodwork and decorative motifs are some of the highlights of this Gothic cottage. Situated on a ledge overlooking the city with the back drop of a wooded setting. Easy walk to city amenities, this is a rare opportunity to own of piece of Montpelier history
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20 Comments on 1850 Gothic Revival – Montpelier, VT

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8793 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to Carolyn48 for sharing!

    • Carolyn48 says: 35 comments

      I guess I did it right – the original posting that is. I am so intrigued by this house and the story of the artist. Thank you, Kelly for this great site and I pray that you are feeling stronger every day.

  2. Christy Adkins says: 3 comments

    Love this. Shower has to go.

    • Lilly Hastings says: 13 comments

      Great comment, you gave me an unexpected belly laugh, thank you! But I agree with you 100%

  3. Bethany says: 2235 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    Storybook house in a storybook setting! I am totally in love!

  4. Angela Smith Hall says: 1 comments

    Gothic Revival is wonderful especially in lovely Vermont

  5. Stella Louise says: 2 comments

    Montpelier is a groovy little town, too.

  6. Steve H says: 138 comments

    Lovely and rare little gem, but yikes; take a look at the street view. It’s super close to the road – almost like it’s about to fall into the road. Hopefully it’s not a really busy thoroughfare.

    • Nate says: 1 comments

      There is no yard w this it’s ledge side walk the. Street and it’s Farley Busey 99% of the time I lived in Northfield and drove buy this place every day

    • Megan Cosgriff says: 1 comments

      Unfortunately, Northfield St is very busy but the house is so beautiful and totally worth it. I’ve always loved this house since I was a kid. I love the stone walkways and stairs.

    • nick pulli says: 27 comments

      it is very busy , there are also a lot of stairs on one side to get up to the house ……we use to work in Montpelier and saw this house a lot . I had a contractor bring in some of those windows to a small paint store I worked at , he had me repair/replace some of those diamond shaped pieces of glass ( no two are a like ) and re-glaze them ….. it was a lot of work .

  7. Lindsay G says: 596 comments

    Has lots of potential. I’m not much of a gothic revival fan but I can appreciate the beauty in this one.

    Of course THAT ROAD looks pretty treacherous! Can you imagine a big rig rumbling past that house in the middle of the night? I’d be scared to death! Cars and trucks whizzing past my house in such close proximity would put me on edge. I’d never be able to relax in my own home. Looks like you could fall right off the front stoop by just walking outside your house. Nope, not for me.

  8. Montana Channing says: 196 comments

    Go to Google Street View for great views of house and neighbors. The red house appears to be connected to Athenwood by a walkway above street level leading to a speculation that maybe it was an outbuilding originally. And that house now has a covered walkway leading to its parking space.
    The two houses down the hill are also converted to “Steamboat Gothic” – same carpenter?

  9. Ernie says: 132 comments

    Talk about pure American Gothic…. Just hand me my Pitchfork Ma!

  10. KarenB says: 193 comments

    If I was a city dweller, I could happily live here. I would redo the bathroom and make a few other small changes that I can see, but what could be done with this…..such a romantic house! Just enchanting and charming.

  11. Montana Channing says: 196 comments

    Look up Thomas W Wood on Wikipedia and there are some more views of the house. It shows it painted green and with two garage doors. Plus you get to learn all about Thomas Wood – pretty interesting.

  12. Don Carleton says: 251 comments

    I think this house may have been included in Loth and Sadler’s 1975 survey of Gothic Revival architecture, The Only Proper Style: Gothic Architecture in America…I know I’ve seen it published!

  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8793 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2016, just doing some post maintenance and moved to front page. Comments above may be older.

  14. Sandra says: 179 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Rochester, MN

    Wondered if the vaulted section was perhaps a meeting house for brethren or quakers and the rest was the parsonage? Just seems as if in a previous life was a small country church?

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