I was head-over-heels smitten as soon as I saw the incredible house at 291 Bentley Avenue in Poultney, Vermont, for sale via Julianne McCarthy of NorthLand Real Estate (p.s. We love Julianne)! I decided to make it this week’s featured house because, well, I just can’t resist a big old Victorian house, especially one in small-town Vermont. I grew up within short driving distance of the state border, and Vermont still reminds me of long country drives with my family, hunting down Christmas tree farms, pancake houses and maple sugar candy. This house falls mildly on the fixer-upper spectrum, but boy are the bones there!
From the listing:
Old house enthusiasts take note, this is a wonderfully preserved example of an East Lake Style 1880′s Victorian home. Awaiting your loving restorations and vision, this home is a treasure trove of period details and originality!! House boasts all original woodwork, floors, intricate fretwork details on the interior, formal entry hall with original staircase and lighting. Original doors with hardware, high ceilings, fireplaces upstairs and downstairs, some original lighting fixtures, maids quarters with back staircase. Amazing architectural work on the exterior, upstairs and downstairs porches with fretwork, posts with turnings, turrets, and more. House has new windows, newer boiler, updated electric..home awaits your vision to bring it back to it’s former glory!! A true piece of history!!
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AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”