In terms of Vermont properties, not many are as stunning as the Bridge House in Stowe. Priced at $17.5 million, the contemporary home is modeled after the classic covered bridge design that is an intricate part of New England’s culture. According to Boston.com, this nearly 240-acre property features two separate homes: the two-bedroom/three-bathroom Bridge House, and the four-bedroom/three-bathroom Barn House. Some of the features of the immense estate include a small man-made waterfall and stream outside, five ponds, a tennis court, an apple orchard, numerous gardens with sculptures, and views of the Worcester mountain range.
While it’s certainly nice, it’s hard to see why this is a worthy acquisition for dedicated skiers. The main flaw with splurging on this property is the distance to Stowe Mountain Resort and Smugglers Notch. It’s an estimated sixteen-minute drive to the mountain without traffic. Based on recent trends though, this usually takes much longer. At that price point though, at least you’ll be consistently able to pay for parking. For Smuggs, the drive is 24-30 minutes when the Notch is open. When the Notch is closed during ski season, it’s a 45-55 minute drive. I guess it’s a nice skiers mansion for someone who shreds a maximum of ten times a year.
Personally, if I had the money, I would have a hard time splurging on this place. You can view the listing here, and some photos of the Bridge House are below.
710 Tansy Hill Road
Bedrooms: Six overall in the two residences
Bathrooms: Six overall in the two residences.
Square Footage: 4800 square foot main residence, 2132 in the Barn House
Image Credits: LandVest