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What $700,000 Can buy in Vermont

The New York Times featured 4523 Duffy Hill Road, a property listed by Kathy O'Brien, in an editorial that is titled 

"$700,000 Homes in South Carolina, Vermont and Utah"

 

Jared Vincent

Fairfield, Vt. | $699,000

A 2002 house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms

This architect-designed timber-frame home, with a three-bedroom septic plan, was built for an airplane pilot who used it as a retreat. It sits on 98 acres, 45 minutes from Burlington, Vt. The Canadian border is about 40 minutes away. Lake Champlain is visible from the property, as are (on clear nights) the twinkling lights of Montreal.

Size: 1,424 square feet

Price per square foot: $491

Indoors: The house is warmed visually by custom cherry, maple and mahogany finishes and physically by radiant-heated floors. The centerpiece is a great room with a double-height ceiling and wood-burning fireplace. This level also has a kitchen with a built-in beer tap and cooler, a small library and a bathroom with a shower.

Upstairs, the main bedroom is part of a suite overlooking the great room that includes a bathroom with a soaking tub and a study that could be converted into a bunk room. A ladder provides access to a loft that sleeps an additional two people. The house also has a full basement with a workshop and a wine storage area.

Outdoor space: The owner personally hauled the rose-colored granite used for the path to the entrance and created several trails through the property. The land is divided equally between meadows and forest.

Taxes: $5,719

Contact: Kathy O’Brien, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, 802-343-9433; kathyobrien.com

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