Tour a $2.5M Lakefront Compound in Vermont Where All Things Artistic, Rustic, and Outdoorsy Meet

Perched right on Lake Champlain sits a 12-acre Vermont listing embodying all the characteristics of artistic, pastoral New England living. Sitting only 25 minutes from downtown Burlington, the 1983-built cabin compound is dreamy for wintry cozy hibernation or year-round active fun. Asking $2.5 million, the unique lakefront residence is an ideal retreat for someone creative, outdoorsy, or anything in between.

Only about an hour away from ski resorts like Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and Stowe, the retreat is positioned perfectly for weekends spent hitting the slopes. But, staying comfortable on the property is just as enticing. The main home welcomes you in warmly with its timber frame, natural wood beams, archways, and wide-plank floors. Open and inviting, the main level flows smoothly from the kitchen to the rich living and dining room with a brick fireplace. Then, the most chic yet unexpected twist in the rustic cabin is a custom elevator lined with glass walls. Adding an industrial modern feel to the space, the elevator serves all three floors and can take you from work spaces to living areas in no time.

In total, the home holds three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The seller, who is an artist, built the second-floor art studio in 2004 with a cathedral ceilings skylight, and a small bedroom. With the best inspiration often coming from the world around us, there is certainly an abundance of water, forest, and garden views to immerse oneself in from here.

For those interested in nature walks, there are six acres of trails winding through the woodland as well as access to the lake. A huge garage for working on old cars or large-scale projects, a barn for housing animals of your choosing, and outdoor seating areas await as well. Kathy O’Brien and Patrick O’Connell of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty share the listing.