Shabby-chic Victorian in Vermont

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This colorful, ornate 1885 Victorian is perched on a rise above the quaint village of Chester, Vermont.

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The exterior exemplifies classic Queen Anne architecture with its multiple porches, tower, patterned shingles, brackets, and decorative trim.

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Seriously folks, does it get any better than this for us old house lovers?

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Why yes it does – have a look inside…

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This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is currently for sale. The owners are asking $599,000.

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The decor can best be described as vintage shabby-chic…

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The adorable white kitchen has tin ceilings and lots of chunky woodwork…

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And how about the black granite farmer’s sink?

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This house should come with a warning: INTOXICATINGLY CHARMING!

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Have a peek at a couple of the softly elegant bedrooms…

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I think I’m supposed to say something cliché here like: “be still my beating heart” but all I can do is wipe the drool from my chin.

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This lovely property also includes a large 3-story gambrel barn with a slate roof:

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The barn is fully wired and currently operates as an antique store.

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It’s too perfect.

Who wouldn’t want to buy this place and run an antique store in small town Vermont?

If you would like to see more photos of this beautiful home and barn, see here and here.

 

 

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