Lee D. McChesney Real Estate
   PRICE: $249,500
   TOWN: Danby, VT
   LOCATION: 171 South Main Street

+/- 1

   YR BUILT: c1850
   STYLE: Greek Revival
   SQ FT: +/- 2,560

2 (full down, 3/4 up)

 TAXES: +/- $4,050 (2017)


Foundation: Marble

Fireplace: Yes, Marble Decks/Patios: pretty front/entry porch
Basement: Full, Marble Insulation: Yes Living/Dining Room:15.5x14.5

Construction: Post and Beam

Storms/Screens: Yes Bathrooms: 2 (full down, 3/4 up)
Color: White Sewer: Septic (pumped May 2017) Kitchen: 19x14 (new 2015)
Roof: Slate, Standing Seam Water: Municipal ($673/yr) Bedrooms: 3
Siding: Clapboard Hot Water: Electric Other Rooms: Library with FP, Laundry Room
Garage: 1 Car, large barn Heating/Cooling: Oil, Steam Appliances: Elec Range w/ convection, Refrigerator, DW, W&D, microwave (all new since 2013)
Zoning: None

Built in 1850 for John Vail, one of the original associates of The Danby Bank, this grand and elegant home graced Danby Village then as it does now. Sitting prominently on +/- 1 acre overlooking the village, this impeccably restored spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is a gem. Incredible historical and architectural details: gorgeous entablature with broad frieze boards and pretty cornice returns, inset main entry door with original marble threshold, narrow sidelights and detailed moldings, fluted porch columns and wide, bold corner boards… Inside includes a newly done gourmet eat-in kitchen with soapstone counters/sink and parquet butcher block island, 2 new marble tile baths with antique Swanton, Vermont red marble sinks, library with antique white marble fireplace, front parlor and formal dining room, newly renovated laundry room, study/office and more. Other details and amenities include original trap door to separate basement room (underground railroad?), marble steps leading to full marble basement with built in shelves(!), large unfinished room (potential) off kitchen complete with 4 hole outhouse (one hole is child size!), walk-up attic, spacious 1852 carriage barn… Great location on quiet village street- A very special historic Danby property and an incredible value at $249,500

*items excluded from sale: 1. Dining Room Chandelier 2. Downstairs Bedroom/Front Parlor Ceiling Fixture 3. Stained Glass Foyer Doorway Inserts.

PHOTO GALLERY:  Click to enlarge
Exterior and Gardens:      

Soapstone Counters


Laundry Room (newly renovated 2015)





Antique Swanton, Vermont red marble sink



Historical and Architectural Details:      

Carved Acanthus leaf detail above door

Gorgeous bold corner boards, wide frieze boards and elegant cornice returns

Inset doorway with sidelights and original marble threshold

Original box lock with skeleton key

Original "keyed" walnut newel post

Trap door to separate basement room


Marble steps leading to full marble basement

Full marble basement

Built-in marble shelves

Large walk-up attic


Large unfinished room off kitchen complete with 4 hole outhouse (one hole is child size)




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Lee D. McChesney Real Estate
P.O. Box 155    Pawlet, Vermont 05761    802-325-3100   Fax 802-325-3030

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