MLS® ID: 4685620
1115 River Road
Manchester, Vermont, 05255 $599,000
2 houses, 5 outbuildings + 25 acres with desirable River Rd address. For weekenders, agriculturalists, at-home entrepreneurs, or historic preservation buffs. The White house, circa 1840, has period features and 4 bdrms. The Red house, with 3 bdrms, was converted from a carriage barn in 1949. Both are livable with 2 baths in each and older kitchens. They share a splendid view of the river, field, and mountain. Important note: the landowners have indicated plans to keep the meadow forever open which means that the view should not be obstructed in the future. Barn has 6 horse stalls and an attached 3-bay shed. Corn house can be used for storage; a small building now houses a home office; there is a 1-car garage and a second barn. 25 wooded acres on the north abut the Hildene museum. There is no property in Manchester like this one. 2 houses give many options: live in one and rent the other for income or to house a caretaker; use the second house for an allowed, at-home business; or use one building as a bed-and-breakfast or private guesthouse. The property could work as an artists' or writers' retreat. Outbuildings are ideal for keeping horses/sheep/goats. Raise llamas or start a plant nursery. With work and imagination, the outbuildings could be converted into other living quarters, greenhouses, or edifices for at-home businesses. Although work is needed, there are ways of raising funds from the land. 3 potential building lots have been identified in the rear acreage.