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Original House

The Original house was started in 1969 and finished in 1970 by original owners. It has one main level, and half a walk-out basement level.

A brick chimney is built in the middle of a cathedral ceiling on the main level. There is a fireplace on both levels. The main level is entirely wood flooring.

The house has a beautiful and well-lit kitchen, renovated with custom cherry cabinets from Maine, soapstone counters from Vermont, and professional grade appliances.

There are two full bathrooms at the main level, and in the current configuration, two bedrooms. Downstairs is heated north-facing walkout space on concrete slab, a full bathroom, and two rooms, one with a fireplace. Utilities are located in the other half of the basement, accessible for maintenance from a secondary entrance in the Addition.

The original house is thoughtfully integrated into the Addition, and can be a stand-alone guest or in-law cottage. A portion of the upper level can be a legal rentable apartment. The lower level can be spaces for an office, gym, or live-in.

During 2009-2013 extensive renovations were done to the HVAC (new heat-pump, ducts, boiler, hot water heater), windows, siding, and roof. A new manifold with a heating zone system was installed to support the Addition and Original house with zone circulators and valves. Energy improvements include spray foaming the inside of the roof, installing new windows and foil-faced one-inch rigid foam on the outside, installing a new high efficiency propane-fired condensing boiler, all of which reduced energy usage to less than 60%. This data is based on actual usage, before and after.

Renovations that remain to be done include the three bathrooms. The buyer should expect to demolish and rebuild all bathrooms in new configurations and style.

Because the house is being sold As-Is, the following question might come up: "Can we live in the original house as is?" The answer is, yes, with the following work:
- add refrigerator, washer and dryer
- remove carpeting from two upstairs bedrooms, and either refinish hardwood floors below, or install new carpeting
- remove and replace carpeting at walk-out basement-level
- finish minor interior trim and sheetrock including painting, where alterations were made
- until bathrooms are rebuilt as suggested above, replace shower valve at one upstairs bathroom (parts are no longer available), and if downstairs bathroom needs to be in service, replace sink drain assembly.