Vermont’s Most Enchanting English-Style Lakeside Estate Retreat is Fit for Nobility


Nestled on five verdant acres along the majestic shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain, this enchanting estate offers a rare portrait of refined pastoral living. Inspired by the grandeur of an English Country house, the property unites unparalleled luxury with lakefront serenity and stunning views of the New York Palisades, mere minutes from the renowned Basin Harbor Resort.

Time slows down here. Savor meals, lose yourself in a book, or unwind by the fire. Immerse yourself in the crisp, fresh air. At the heart of the estate lies a 5-bedroom Cape Cod-style main house that has been “extensively renovated over the years,” according to listing agent Chris von Trapp of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman. “There is truly nothing else like it anywhere on Lake Champlain,” he adds. 

Stepping inside the clapboard masterpiece, visitors are greeted by expansive rooms adorned with custom built-ins, artistic touches and finely crafted details teeming throughout. A chef's kitchen beckons with top-of-the-line appliances and a dedicated pantry. Seamless flow is achieved with a thoughtful floorplan, beginning with the spacious living room and its elegant wood-burning fireplace, and extending to the idyllic screened porch for al fresco soirees. French doors blur the lines between indoors and outdoors, inviting the breathtaking panoramas overlooking the lake, Palisades and the New York shoreline from the home’s elevated position.

Upstairs, five luxurious bedrooms offer tranquil retreats for guests or family members. The pièce de résistance is the 3-room primary suite sanctuary complete with a fireplace and French doors opening onto a private balcony overlooking the lake.

A manicured lawn, adorned with sculptures and a charming water fountain, leads to a quaint guest cottage.Offering complete privacy with its own entrance and driveway, this space boasts a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and a spacious bedroom on the second floor.

Nature unfolds across the landscaped grounds. Rolling lawns, vibrant rock gardens, and meandering stone paths wind through verdant woodlands, creating a magical and transportive setting that recalls a grand English country estate. Multiple decks and stone patios, complete with a screened porch featuring a built-in grill area, also set the stage for elegant outdoor entertaining.  A custom-designed boardwalk and stairway lead to a private waterfront paradise, where a concrete dock, wood decking and charming gazebo await. 

Minutes from the renowned Basin Harbor Resort, with its world-class dining, golfing, and recreational activities, this exceptional offering provides a lifestyle unlike any other. It's a testament to the classic country estate, where rustic elegance is met with the breathtaking beauty of Vermont's lake country. 

View the complete listing by Chris von Trapp of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman. 


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