A good friend of mine used to be very into Feng Shui an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics, according to Wikipedia, using the laws of both heaven & earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi, an active principle forming part of any living thing.
Once in a while you walk into a Vermont house and it just feels so good. One of the previous owners reportedly called it a "happy house". From the wooden framed and expanded red barn to the charming and rare still attached but no longer utilized tandem outhouse (my vote is to put this beauty back in gear!), this slate roofed abode is a charmer all the way around.
This red clapboard wooden framed barn offers space and a 2nd floor. Park a car or two, renovate into a fantastic studio or office, or start raising chickens or pigs. So much potential.
The house has been substantially improved. Christopher Boffa, two owners back and a builder himself, made renovations including a revamped granite counter kitchen. There's a southern kitchen section hardwood floor and added sun room porch with adjoining shutter style windows between the two rooms, a Rinnai energy efficient sun room porch vented propane fired heater for year round enjoyment. A Hearthstone log style propane stove in the north west kitchen corner makes this central room cozy even over the terra cotta tile floor. A large butcher block island with stools makes in kitchen snacks a cinch, though a breakfast corner is here too, as well as a formal dining room off the kitchen. There's a brand new permitted wildflower capped septic system.
The formal, large living room offers more traditional heat with a wood stove over an expansive red brick hearth. Built ins, shuttered windows and sliders past the laundry closet down a pressure treated stairway into the back yard which features movement sensor flood lighting for easy night returns and guest illumination across the slate path off the driveway. School buses stop on this route.
All less than two miles from the very heart of Shelburne Village and an easy 20 or so minute commute to Burlington, there is so much here for the modest and recently reduced asking price of just $329,000.