Lakeside Living on Grand Isle, Vermont

Text by Maria laPiana

A perfect complement to the natural beauty of Lake Champlain, this waterfront contemporary is simple, modern, unassuming. If you’re looking to make a lavish lake house statement, this place isn’t for you. Built in 2003, the custom shingled home with standing seam roof (punctuated by gabled dormers in front) is pleasingly asymmetrical, with curved walls and an abundance of windows. It sits on nearly 14 private acres at the south end of Grand Isle in the town of South Hero, known for its farms and orchards, views, and proximity to Burlington (a mere 30 minutes).

Driven by simplicity and function, the 5,628-square foot home features an open floor plan with spaces that are still defined; it has three bedrooms and four baths. The most-used public spaces—appointed with bamboo flooring and contemporary touches—enjoy the best water views.

The kitchen is spacious and very cool, with black countertops and stainless appliances—and an unexpectedly soothing palette of soft blue and white.

 

The master suite is roomy, light, and airy, but not overdone; it has a private balcony with unobstructed railing (and a hot tub).

The children’s wing (or guest quarters) has direct access to the porches, patio, and pool area. On its curved water side, the home is surrounded by a sheltering porch that segues into a wood deck that segues into a stone patio … it’s all an extension of living space—in the round.

The site is perfectly oriented toward the water. With wood decking on one side, the pool area is also bordered by a spacious lawn that extends to the rocky shore and dock. A detached barn offers plenty of room for a workshop, landscaping equipment—or boat storage.

The property is listed for $2,690,000 by Brian M. Boardman of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty in Burlington, VT. The MLS # is 4650454. For more information call 802-846-9510 or visit the property website.

 

Please note this home is no longer for sale.

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