Family mansions with a view and a rich history do not come cheap. However, this eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom 5,680-square-foot house on a lake is currently listed at $3.9 million. If you are looking for a bargain, this is your chance. This 14-acre estate was initially listed at $4.3 million.
David and Christie Garrett purchased the luxury home in 1983. The price then was $257,000. Since then, the Garretts have spend $700,000 on maintenance and preservation. The preservation quotient is important, for this is a historic piece of architecture dating back to 1792. Cedar Farm, as it is known, was first constructed in 1792 using stone transported from Fort Ticondorega on ice sleds.
Cedar Farm has served as the Garretts’ family home for nearly three decades. This is a house for sale on Lake Champlain and the property includes 700 feet of lakeshore area. The Garretts no longer require such a large house. They are looking to move into a smaller place.
This historic lake house has a four-storey water tower that has been transformed into a reading area. The barn doubles up as a woodwork shop for David, who crafts Adirondack-style furniture. Children will love the playhouse that was constructed around the giant oak tree. The estate also houses an orchard and pond with an island.
This luxury mansion in Vermont is one of only a few historic homes along Lake Champlain. Among the popular nearby restaurants is the Black Sheep Bistro. If you are looking for an estate in the country, this Vermont property could well be your dream home.
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Via: The Wall Street Journal