Cozy Timber Frame Home in Charlotte Vermont

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Champlain Valley Cohousing

Sunny and cozy timber-frame home, 1400 sq. ft., architect-designed, and hand crafted (2007) with quality materials; on the first floor: a spacious kitchen, dining and living areas, master bedroom, and western porch, screened in summer, glass-enclosed in winter. On the second floor via stairwell with hickory treads: second bedroom and bath plus south-facing sitting area and study/bunk room. Tiled floors through most of first level, with cork in the kitchen, oak and cherry in the bedroom, with radiant heat (first floor only plus second floor bathroom) provided by a solar hot water panel plus propane (500 gal. underground tank); three rooms on second floor with hickory and pine floors are heated by baseboard units; wood stove; five-star energy efficient. Full basement; very sunny with large, south-facing windows overlooking conserved land. Located in the SE corner of the community, providing both privacy and company, whichever you prefer. Professionally landscaped on three sides (E,S,W) with a small circular patio outside the dining area, with an 18” high wall perfect for seating.

This is one of six free-standing homes, and the only red house, already built at Common Pastures Cohousing HOA, (also called Champlain Valley Cohousing, LLC); at the northern end are 14 attached units and six additional lots yet to be developed for a total of 26 units once all construction is completed. All homes are arranged around a Green used for social gatherings and general play, with swings, sandbox, and picnic tables and chairs.

Beyond the ten acres where all homes are located, we are surrounded by 115 acres of woods and fields conserved with the Vermont Land Trust. Plenty of room for farming endeavors. We've had extensive vegetable gardens, chickens, turkeys, sheep, cows, and pigs at various times; chickens and goats planned for this next season. A public walking path runs the length of the property through our woods and fields.

Property taxes $6000; electricity cost $693 in 2014; water and sewage systems are maintained by the community and their costs included in the monthly fees. A separate carport is also available for sale.

Price $490,000 More Photographs or financial information available upon request


Mary Van Vleck

maryvanv [at] gmail [dot] com

(802) 425-4404

Directory Listing: 

17 Common Way as seen from the circular drive
View over the conserved land from the dining area
The dining area, facing south, is continuous with the living area
Living area, immediately north of the dining area
Center room on the second floor, facing south