Property Crush

This Sherbet-Colored Cottage for Sale in Vermont Is a Plant Lover’s Paradise

published Sep 16, 2021
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The details

  • Address: 521 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vermont
  • Price: $682,000
  • Size: 2,700 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2

Why we have a crush on this property

When I start daydreaming about building a fantasy life in the country, the image in my head usually contains some kind of cozy cottage. This sherbet-colored abode for sale in Burlington, Vermont, has somehow filled in the blanks of my imagination: a thriving wildflower garden instead of a manicured front lawn, charming architectural details, and a covered entryway practically make it the home of my dreams.

The charm continues inside the circa 1928 home, where a wood stove warms the main living area. Around the corner, a sunny yellow kitchen offers an island with seating, and beyond it, there’s a more formal dining area that leads to a rear deck. This deck is a marvel on its own — it comes with a retractable awning, not to mention a mature maple tree growing right through the floorboards.

The place counts four bedrooms. Two of them have lofted space and vaulted ceilings, while the primary suite boasts exposed beams overhead, a clawfoot tub in the bathroom, and a balcony with views of nearby Lake Champlain.

The finished basement level offers even more living space — a game room with a pool table looks to be the correct move here. The lower floor opens right to the backyard, too, where there’s even more verdant garden magic. You can grow veggies, store firewood, and listen to the crickets out here.

This extremely cozy package is listed for $682,000 by Nina Mazuzan and Kathy O’Brien with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.

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