Historic House Listings

Off market. Love that old barn! The Bottum House, Circa 1840. On three acres in Vermont. $269,900

September 22, 2019

I love the old barn on this property! The Bottum House was built in 1840. It was built for Roswell Bottum. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1841. The home is located on three acres in Orwell, Vermont. There are views of farmland and mountains from the home. The home is made of brick and stone. There are original hardwood floors. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,036 square feet. $269,900

From the Zillow listing:


This statuesque brick colonial, built circa 1840, was known then as the “Bottum House”, home to Roswell Bottum an 1841 member of the VT House of Rep. The 3,000 square feet plus of living space includes an open kitchen and dining room with views of the farmlands and mountains to the southwest, a spacious living room with built in shelving and two large bedrooms on the first floor (plus a 3/4 bath).  Upstairs you’ll find 2 more bedrooms, a small ‘catch all’ room and large full bath/laundry.  The easy access to attic space (which has potential to be finished off) is a nice bonus. Also included in this property is a great 2 story barn with room to park two cars, dry storage and workshop space.  Keep your lawn tractor and other toys under the attached lean-to.  The backside of this house changes from brick to stone and looks out over a lovely backyard and includes a freestanding ‘she-shed’ which is insulated and can be heated.  If you enter the house on the west side, you’ll find a nice size mudroom with lots of storage space.  An attached lodge-style ‘man-cave’ with wood stove and a small loft completes the property. Move in ready with refinished wood floors and freshly painted throughout, this brick beauty is priced to allow you budget room to address some deferred maintenance and take her from perfectly imperfect to the home of your dreams. Come see where home could be!


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