1898 Queen Anne – Chester, VT

Added to OHD on 9/6/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
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137 Main St Chester, VT 05143

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  • $399,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3990 Sq Ft
  • 0.22 Ac.
If you're looking for an exquisite Victorian home that has been updated to showcase it's historic beauty, this is it! A Painted Lady , this 4 bedroom 3 bath home offers plenty of space within its three finished floors, and also includes an attached carriage house/studio that offers plumbing and power. Completely updated throughout, you will enjoy new hardwood floors; original woodwork; a butler's pantry; a second floor laundry room; a large third floor bonus space as well as the traditional grand stairway, many built-ins, 2 fireplaces, an eat in kitchen, and a lovely wrap around front porch. This home is located in the center of Chester within walking distance to the local amenities. It is just down the road from the Amtrak station and is within 20-30 minutes of 3 major ski areas, and a 2 hour drive to 3 international airports. You'll see upon entering just how well this home has been cared for and that the original beauty really shines through.
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Heather Gleim, Walnut Hill Realty
(802) 228-5544
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21 Comments on 1898 Queen Anne – Chester, VT

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I included the two old photos, one an eBay find and the other provided by Laurie.

    Here’s the old post: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/08/07/1898-queen-anne-chester-vt/

  2. julie A.julie A. says: 146 comments
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    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    I’ll take it lock, stock and barrel! What a beautiful home and the woodwork! thanks for the wonderful pictures, they really show off the beauty of it all.

  3. Kelli says: 1 comments

    Oh my what a gorgeous home!! I moved south to get away from the snow and cold but that home sure is tempting!!

  4. Zann says: 519 comments

    Everything about this house is perfect, from the pretty much time-frozen exterior to the TARDIS door in the kitchen. I am completely in love. This house has everything I could possibly want, including butler’s pantry and stately staircase.

    The new photos and the old photos are so similar, it made my heart melt a little. You don’t see that often. By the time I got through with the street view, I can honestly say I was smitten, gobsmacked, and twitterpated.

    Easily a new favorite.

  5. Brenda says: 53 comments

    It’s a doll house … on steroids! I love love love it !

  6. Gypsy says: 216 comments

    I love this house. I wonder if the new owners re-did the bathroom, since there aren’t any pics of it when it was for sale before.

    I wish the light fixtures had not been changed out. I’d be on the hunt for some that looked more like they belonged.

    Painted ladies are my favorite.

    • Laurie says: 3 comments

      We did redo the Master bath ! There were no pics before because it was so hideous and 1990’s that the previous owners were likely embarrassed !!

      As for the lights , I didn’t change out any original lights. The 2nd floor hallway lights are original And the third floor not pictured ( I will take some ) has original gas chandelier ! It’s so cool !

      Zann , your comments made me smile and laugh out loud !

      We have been in the home 3 1/2 years. It was in the same family for many many years. We are I believe the 5th owners. It used to be called the national survey / chart house. They made handmade maps back before GPS and even AAA. We are selling because I missed being in Massachusetts where I am from ! And I don’t ski or do anything outdoors in the winter lol. So I don’t like winters at all!! But for those that do , it’s perfect. We are also right across street from vast trails !! The town is beyond precious. My main motivation for buying it was to provide caregiver retreats. Was very difficult to find volunteers though I had many who promised to help. These were free for the guests and I loved being able to provide them , but it became financially unrealistic So while I still love the home , it’s not being used for what I bought it for. It’s way too big for me ! We did a lot of work to it , most not noticeable , like the new boiler , and reglazing windows and getting new storms , repointing all the foundation inside and out. Then the obvious like removing all the wall paper , pulling up the nasty carpeting and refinishing the original floors !

      I’m not sure on what tile is made from ? Maybe porcelain ? I actually don’t care for it but because it’s original , I make myself keep it !

      Unless someone decides to change the interior paint which was just painted , in cream , because nothing else looks good , trust me !!! There is nothing to do really. If you didn’t like the exterior colors that could be painted , but it was just fine 3 years ago so has another 7+ years of life ! Slate roof has another 50+ years left and the heating system is less than 2 years old !! Every wall and ceiling repainted. Every floor refinished. Lots of love went into this home. I hope whoever buys her loves her as much as we do ! We also have great neighbors ! Great restaurant 3 Doirs down , and a brand new coffee shop opening 2 doors down ! Antique store across street , quilting shop , knitting shop , huge wine and cheese shop , and a pie shop ! All of this right outside the front door. And free concerts in the summer on the geeen. I listen from my porch ! The most amazing fireworks up the street at magic mountain. They echo in the mountains. It truly is magical. I better stop or I will talk myself right back into living there full time lol

      Thank you Kelly for posting this and thank you all for your kind words. I love this site and all it offers. Especially the positivity !

      • Critter53Critter53 says: 45 comments
        1969 Ski Dormitory
        Stowe, VT

        I live in Stowe! We’re not exactly close, but you’re the closest neighbor I’ve found on this site so far.

        You really have an incredible home, and I love the work you’ve put into it.

        Ironically, I’m also about two minutes from the closest Vast trail 🙂

  7. Catt says: 46 comments

    I love homes this age and the fireplaces with that luscious green tile. I see it on homes across the country. Is there a reason it was so popular? Does anyone what the tile is made of?

  8. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1168 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    What a perfect house!! Crisp inside and out! The fretwork and lattice are gorgeous! It just misses a couple shutters on the left corner bump-out (compared to the 2 old pics). Going to my faves!

  9. R Myers says: 23 comments

    Love the kitchen sink

  10. Aaron H says: 14 comments

    I’ve seen this house on the market here on OHD a while back. This isn’t the only house to change owners with in 2 years or so. I wonder why this happens, and does it happen to older houses more than current houses?

  11. CindyCindy says: 263 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    The exterior of this Queen Ann is just phenomenal. I love every detail and there are many of them. I also like the soapstone sink and pantry.

  12. Gypsy says: 216 comments

    When I say light fixtures, I mean like the ceiling fans—which are really a necessary part of life today–but I wish the old fixtures would have been able to cool you off!

    This house is truly beautiful. I’d be heartsick to have to leave it. When I was younger, this would have been my dream house (still is, actually, it’s just that I’ve had a lot of surgeries on my feet and ankles from injuries, and stairs are just hard on me).

    Your exterior colors look so much better than the previous ones. I love Painted Ladies. I still have all the books that came out in the 80s or 90s about them.

    • Laurie says: 1 comments

      Oh gotcha !! These ceiling fans were already here when we bought it ! I actually hate them . The house went under a renovation in I think 93ish. That’s when the hideous wall paper , sponge painting , and likely the nasty green carpeting was installed ! So I’m sure there was something cool that was ripped out. I will have to ask the locals. Everyone has a story about the house and the majority of the old timers have been inside over the years. I know they replaced ceilings. Not sure if it was all of them or what. The last thing I wanted to do , was the guest bath. It has ugly linoleum master bath has it too but that was ripped out. There is hardwood under the linoleum. But if I were to do it I would want to do it right , and my right ways always costs way too much money ! If I decided to stay , it would be done. Time and money go very quickly. No regrets though. This home has brought us and all that have visited much joy ! The thing that took me time to get used to , is the constant picture taking from others. I don’t mind if they ask but some would take from across the street and I’m in my pajamas having coffee lol !! It’s flattering so many people love it so o try and remain gracious. I am.now back in mass living on cape. I love the cape but my home here isn’t even remotely close to what is there. But I love mass, so I make the trade off ! I know once sold , I will forever be kicking myself for letting her go. It’s a once In a lifetime home for me

  13. MimiMimi says: 187 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    Laurie what amazing stories of how you have lovingly updated your exquisite home! Truly amazing as is your meticulous & beautiful renovations. Saddens me you are leaving your fabulous house but alas advantages & disadvantages to everything ….

  14. MimiMimi says: 187 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    I wanted to comment on the changes to the left side of the house… looks identical except for shutters in old photos. Hard to tell except when left side is viewed in old and new pictures. Stunning house inside and out! I absolutely love all the things done under your sojourn Laurie! You did an amazing job of updating while keeping with the overall aesthetic of the home & seems as close to original as possible. I just love this house!

  15. says: 4 comments

    The owners did such a lovely job of updating! I would not change a thing were I to be moving in!

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