c. 1850 – Rupert, VT – $209,900

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Added to OHD on 4/26/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/26/19   -   9 Comments
2438 VT Route 30, Rupert, VT 05761

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  • $209,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1986 Sq Ft
  • 1.4 Ac.
Nestled in the Mettowee Valley and surrounded by conserved farmland, sits this 1800 farmhouse that still holds many features of years past. Spacious rooms with wood floors throughout. Entering the must have mud room that offers a washer/dryer hook up, shelving area and plenty of room for benches. A set of stairs lead to the upstairs large storage area. Step into the house and you will be greeted by a vintage wood stove and farmhouse sink in the dining area. The kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space is just a room away. There is a formal dining room and small room that could be used for an office. The bathroom is located on the first floor with a claw foot tub. The parlor and living room are located in the front of the house with plenty of sunlight to shine through. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms along with a 4th which leads you to a backup entrance to the garage attic space. The large shop has been used over the years as a professional woodworking shop. Separate heat and power along with wide spaces and concrete floors make this an exceptional area for the next owner. Conveniently located between Pawlet and Dorset makes this the ideal location for strong business exposure. The property mailing address is Pawlet but the property is located in the Town of Rupert.
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Rebecca Cramer, Coldwell Banker Watson Realty
(802) 773-3500
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9 Comments on c. 1850 – Rupert, VT – $209,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Build date given is 1850 but I wonder if this is a tad earlier than that and just received the Greek Revival exterior updates around the 1850 date. I’d love a view like that! My husband is also itching to for a woodworking building.

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  2. AvatarCarebear says: 626 comments
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    My ancestors came from just north of here, in the Castleton area. This is a bit out of the way for me, although this house has a lot of possibilities. For one, I would see about getting a bathroom upstairs. This place would be great for so many types of businesses, with that big woodworking barn.

    • AvatarFanshaweGirl says: 426 comments

      My family comes from Vermont too, on the east side of the state. Tunbridge specifically. My Grandpa grew up on a farm there, and the area is named for the family. Bicknell Hill Road and Almond Road were named for my great grandfather, Almond Bicknell. I have old photos from there, someday I will make the road trip out and go stand where those photos were taken. And hopefully find the farm buildings still standing. Grandpa was born in 1908.

      When I see homes like this, in the region my family is from, built in the era that they would have been building homes, I get homesick for a place I have never been.
      This house feels like a well loved home, like I could just show up at the door and feel like I belong.

      The top of that staircase seems a bit odd that it basically ends short of the floor level.

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 544 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        The area at the top of the stairs is one of those quirky details that makes old houses so personable and memorable. There is a reason for this odd bit of carpentry: By building the staircase in this way, the foot of the stair could be pushed further back from the front door and this allowed for a more spacious entry hall. The newel posts are very attractive and confirm Kelly’s suspicion that this house was built at least a few decades prior to 1850.

        My guess is that it was dates to around 1800 and was more Georgian or Federal in inspiration (the 12-over-8 windows on the second floor are another good hint). It appears that when the interior door casings were “Greek Revivalized”, the earlier six-panel doors (with excellent original hardware) were left intact. What an interesting house this is!

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      • AvatarCarebear says: 626 comments
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        Yeah, I’d fix that stair. I bet a lotof people over the years have taken a nasty tumble either up or down the stairs. And beleive me, you CAN fall UP the stairs-I do it all the time!
        I only know that my 3x great grandfather was born in Bethel, Vt, but not where. His father and I think, grandfather are buried in a cemetery in Bethel, and I think my 5x great grandfather was from Massachuesetts. One day, I am going to take the plunge, get a subscription to Ancestry.com, or, go to Ft Wayne, where the Allen County Public Library is. This library has the 2nd largest genelogical library in the US, and you can get on various ancestry .com type sites for free on their computers. Also, they have tons of books on everything from European military regiments, to American cemeteries. They also have ships’ lists of immigrants on microfilm. They used to have a program, where if uyou had your family tree all written up, they would make two hardboun d book copies of it-one for them to keep, one for you. And this was free. I don’t know if they still do this. I moved from Ft Wayne to Western NY 5 years ago, and while there, I never had the time to really sit down and dig up my ancestors. Someday, I’d love to take a vacation there, and spend it all at this library, researching my family tree. The librarians in this huge section of the library are also geneologists, who will help you when you hit a roadblock.
        I’d also love to go to Vermont, and see the area where my great great great grandfather was from, and see if there are any more Blake’s (the branch of my family that came from Vermont) left in the area!

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        • AvatarFanshaweGirl says: 426 comments

          I’m lucky that the Bicknell line of my family is completely traced out, back into the first century. Bicknell is my mom’s maiden name. Her mom’s side, the Day’s (Deye’s), we only know a few generations back – but I have some amazing pictures of the women!
          My dad’s mom’s side is traced out, but I don’t know it other than they are Allingham’s from Edinburgh, Scotland. My great aunt has all the info.
          My dad’s dad’s side is really short. My great grandfather Halliday was one of the orphans that were sent from Dr. Barnardo’s Homes to Canada.

          I love ancestry. Following stories of people is fascinating to me. And knowing a house’s history and stories goes hand-in-hand with knowing the people.

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  3. AvatarBethany otto says: 2660 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    I’m totally smitten head-over-heels in love with the beautiful simple farmhouse. What a setting, too! The stuff heaven is made of.

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  4. JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
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    The home of Milton Sykes (1796-1886) and his family. He was born in the area to a family that came there in 1773 from Connecticut, among the earliest settlers of the place.
    I don’t see any online info specifically about the house, though certainly there was construction here well before 1850. I agree it feels closer to 1800. Although it’s been updated over the years, the farm retains its essential integrity. Classic Vermont landscape as well!

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