1815 – Barnard, VT – $895,000

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Added to OHD on 11/5/19   -   Last OHD Update: 10/13/20   -   44 Comments
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3759 Royalton Tpke, Barnard, VT 05031

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  • $895,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2350 Sq Ft
  • 25.5 Ac.
Featured in Early American Life, an unbelievably beautiful modernized home and estate with extensive period details on 25.5 acres with magnificent mountain views. This circa 1815 Center Chimney Cape was moved from Nova Scotia with original flooring, wall paneling, and detailing - meticulously rebuilt in a quintessential Vermont setting with timber frame barns, rolling meadows, ponds, mountain views, & mature landscaping. The home is anchored by a classic center chimney with four working fireplaces and rare & stunning white washed wood ceilings. With extensive cabinetry, soapstone sinks, and granite counter-tops, the kitchen is gorgeous and boasts a La Cornue dual fuel range and french door refrigerator. The gourmet in you will appreciate the extensive walk-in butler's pantry with over-sized side by side refrigerator/freezer, prep sink, built-in dishwasher and plenty of cabinets for storage. An open floor-plan family/entertaining space allows you to show off your culinary talents to friends and family. The overall look and feel of this sunny home is just beautiful with all the modern up-to-date conveniences and radiant floor heat. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the deck or stone patio taking in the gorgeous views and rolling meadow valleys. Sturdy rebuilt timber frame barns (one a circa 1790 English scribe rule hay barn) are available for animal use, farming, an artist studio, or just storage. Close to the Twin Farms Resort. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity.
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John Bassette, Bassette Real Estate Group
(802) 280-5977
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44 Comments on 1815 – Barnard, VT – $895,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12222 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted 2013. Had a few price reductions since, moved to front page.

    11/5/19 Edit: Still hasn’t sold. Recently relisted, moved to the front page.

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  2. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1053 comments
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    1947 Ranch
    OR

    What a beauty! The setting is lovely, romantic. The only thing I don’t care for is the backsplash in the the kitchen, but the soapstone counters and marble (?) sink make up for it.

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  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12222 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is actually one of my favorites I’ve ever posted. I wish the new photos showed the bedroom paint colors better, like the old ones did. I wanted to ask how to get that aged paint look specifically the bedroom with the blue walls. I’d love to paint our living room like that.

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    • Zann says: 517 comments

      Kelly, this house is my all time favorite from your site and is the one I show people when introducing them to OHD. The Fall picture from the former listing takes my breath away every single time.

      I can honestly say this house is the one house that I legitimately regret not being able to buy. I don’t want to leave my family or my job, but this one is too much like a dream come true for me.

      If I wake up rich tomorrow, I will buy this house and have a huge OHD meet up for anyone who wants to attend.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12222 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I’ve always wanted to visit Vermont especially in fall. Try to set your clock to “wake me up rich tomorrow” so we can all come to your party.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The wall treatments you mentioned are a “distressed wash” just google “distressed paint wash” and you’ll find a variety of specific methods of application and treatments.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1210 comments
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      That color is nice. If you can get your hands on a copy of Early American Life magazine, I know there’s at least one place that advertises in it regularly, that sells colonial era color paints. I’d look through my last issue, but I left it at my doctor’s office when I was done with it. After waiting almost a freakin’ hour…

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  4. I would give my left arm and left leg to live here!

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  5. Jeff Myers says: 65 comments

    This house just works in every respect. I’d take it in a heartbeat.

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  6. LorrieJo says: 33 comments

    Oh my! What a beauty! Wish I had the $$$!!!! Is that a la cornue french range I see in the kitchen????
    I always wanted one. … maybe I’ll win the lottery!

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  7. Melissa says: 234 comments

    I might leave Enzo, my stove, for that one. Thank you for reposting Kelly – this is one amazing place

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  8. VMaloneyVMaloney says: 96 comments

    I don’t think homes get any more perfect than this one…..I love it!!!

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  9. Laurie W. says: 1700 comments

    Kelly, I noticed that blue too — it’s really nice. Must be a relatively easy method to achieve that effect. If you find out, let me know, ok?

    The house is a treasure & the property equally so. They did a great job of landscaping so it looks like it has always been there. The backsplash in the kitchen is a little startling, but nothing can really detract from this great place. Thanks for putting it up again.

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  10. dkzody says: 233 comments

    Great house. I especially love that last photo with the wonderful bench (where the arm appears to have a hand) and the bookshelf above.

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  11. Tim Snyder says: 73 comments

    I’ve seen a video of this property, and I just spent the last 35 or 40 minutes looking for it. No luck. The Gilmanton property in New Hampshire is my favorite, but this is my number two. My wife has assured me that as soon as we win the lottery, whichever one is up for sale…well, you get the picture.

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  12. Mary Jo says: 9 comments

    If only I won the lottery! Beautiful house.

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  13. Sandi Nahmias says: 3 comments

    I wish I was moving there right now!

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  14. Miss-Apple37 says: 1169 comments

    Talk about picture perfect scenery and house!! I’m gobsmacked!

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  15. imogeo says: 29 comments

    Wow! what a piece of property. I got shivers just scanning the pics. That stove! I would die for that stove. I’ve checked them out and know they are way out of my price range but are revered for cooking, which is one of my passions. Always strikes me that New England house are among the most expensive. Thank you a thousand times Kelly for this service. I love it.

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  16. Susan says: 80 comments

    THUD?. That kitchen!❤️❤️❤️

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  17. Ray says: 6 comments

    My newest most-favorite house! Thanks –

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  18. Olive says: 56 comments

    It is so refreshing to see real original art on the walls! Lovely lovely. Kelly- you know you can make your own chalk paint- in any color.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12222 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Really? I’ll see how and experiment.

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    • StacyStacy says: 473 comments
      1900 Maybe Craftsmen
      TX

      Hard to imagine why this hasn’t sold!! It’s a dream!! Is it maybe older than 1815? Does Jim have any history on it? I always look forward to it!!

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      • JimHJimH says: 5388 comments
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        This was the farm of Reuben B. Rand (1813-1801) in the 19th century, with his wife Harriet Amidon and their 9 children. I imagine a typical Vermont farmhouse was here, maybe a Greek Revival. As the description says, this Cape Cod house was moved from Nova Scotia in recent times, so it has lost its original context. The house, barns and landscape make a nicely composed work of art.

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  19. zoomey says: 533 comments

    I hate to be a dissenting voice, but although I think the property is beautiful and the house is exquisitely decorated and renovated (kitchen is wonderful), what I don’t like about the New England houses of this era is the low ceilings. I know they were built that way to conserve heat during the brutal New England winters, but they feel oppressive to me. I see a house like this, and my heart flutters at the outside, but when I go inside, and my heart sinks. All because of the ceiling height.
    It is a lovely property, very tastefully and appropriately decorated, I just couldn’t live with those low ceilings.

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    • ken says: 65 comments

      This cape which is a very modest residence of the time had lower ceilings. We’ve owned both an 1809 colonial and an 1840 cape. The colonial had 8’3″ ceilings, the cape maybe 7′. Being over 6′ tall 7′ ceilings is low, but you get used to it. We now own a 1903 bungalow with 9′ 3″ ceiling heights.

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    • Michele P Pagan says: 69 comments

      We know how you feel. We have both owned and rented old houses like this one, and just picture this: when my husband got dressed in the morning, his knuckles would scrape the ceiling as he put on or took off his shirts. These are terrifically beautiful, but we just got tired of feeling cramped, and now own a 1835 Greek Revival with 8-9′ ceilings. Much better for us!

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    • Michele P Pagan says: 69 comments

      I know exactly how you feel. We rented a house like this, back in the early 90s, and that’s where we learned that the low ceilings were not for us. My husband would scrape his knuckles on the ceiling when he got dressed in the morning, and he is only 6’1″. It’s a great look, and this is truly a beautiful house, but we learned that the low ceilings were not something we wanted to live with forever.

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  20. michelle f says: 196 comments

    Great kitchen. Need to find my spinning wheel and get some sheep. Cool house. Beautiful property

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  21. vicki bucy says: 59 comments

    I’m with you Zoomey. I don’t like the low ceilings (we have 10′ right now) and I don’t like the long narrow rooms. The one thing I love about this house is the outbuildings, most specifically the barn. Other than that, give me a American 4 square with it’s large open porches, sunrooms and square roomy areas.

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 353 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Vicki- my feelings exactly! Last year hubby and I bought our dream house in Strawn TX, a 1920 American 4 square Craftsman style made of solid Thurber brick.

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  22. abevy says: 305 comments

    Oh. my I am ready to move along with most everyone else. In fact, I can’t understand why everyone wouldn’t adore this house. Yes, exterior is great with barns. My Alpacas would look so great there. Love some of the antiques especially old cupboards.

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  23. Colleen J says: 1049 comments

    That kitchen, can you imagine!!! Oh dear the cooking and baking I could do in that. What a gorgoeus property!

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  24. MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 87 comments
    1922 Craftsman
    St. Paul, MN

    So much to love here, how charming!

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  25. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12222 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Back on the market, not sold yet. Comments above may be older.

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