You read that headline right, a two-bedroom home located in Stowe, Vermont, is on the market for $17,5000,000. This is shocking for many who have been keeping tabs on Green Mountain real estate. Just a hand full of years ago (pre-pandemic), houses in Stowe were languishing on the market for months if not years. But since late 2020, homes in Stowe have been bought up, and prices have gone flying.
Back to this property in particular. The $17,500,000 starts to make a bit more sense when it sits on nearly 240 acres of private land. That’s a tremendous amount of land in one of the most stunning ski towns in the East, but $17.5 million is a big number to get your head around.
Here is the write-up from the broker from the listing.
“Deerwood (also known as the Bridge House) represents a rarity in large acreage offerings in Stowe and one that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Extremely private, this stunning 240+/-acre property is comprised of rolling meadows with Worcester Range views, woodlands, five ponds, a tennis court, extensive gardens, and an orchard.
The crowning feature is the timeless 4,800+/- sf main residence, designed and constructed to echo the vintage covered bridges that dot the surrounding New England landscape but with a contemporary look and feel. The main level, encased in glass, is one continuous open space.
On each side, decks bounded by 12-foot-high fir trusses run the entire 140-foot length. The peaked interior ceiling, supported by a series of exposed trusses, rises to 18.5 feet and terminates in an enclosed porch at the west end and a double-height entrance at the east.
Set below, at the ground level, are the primary suite, a guest bedroom, an office/library, and an attached heated garage. The spiral staircase is constructed of oak and maple by local craftsmen and offers glimpses of the creek running under the house with a waterfall.
The kitchen, dining, and living areas are all one linear space, whose focal point is a commanding floor-to-ceiling slate fireplace. There are miles of cut trails that meander throughout the property and lead to the guest house and caretaker’s apartment along the tree-lined driveway.
This spectacular legacy property is destined to be enjoyed for generations.”