Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wheels are turning...

My husband's life long best friend (Who is really more of a brother than a best friend) has become disenchanted with the great state of New Jersey.

Thanks to one too many episodes of the show "International House Hunters" (we are all completely obsessed) he's decided that he wants to pack it up and move to Uruguay.

Are you all having the same reaction I am?

Riiiigggghhhht. I'll save you a few keystrokes. Here's the Wikipedia on Uruguay.

I adore the best friend and know that to have him make such a crazy drastic move would cause a huge hole in our lives. I've made it my mission to find a home right here in the great US of A for him to set up camp.

As I started to hunt, I realized that the best friend is really a member of our family and wouldn't it be so amazing and awesome if perhaps I could kill two birds with one stone and maybe find a big old house in a good area where the cost of living isn't as crazy as it is here and we could all coexist and hubs and his BFF could really devote the time and focus their amazing podcast deserves?

Hubs BFF is a rare bird in that he doesn't act as a bad influence on hubs, I can trust him to have hub's back always, know he will always do right by my family and never ask my sweetie to engage in any morally questionable hijinks.

He's kind, smart, funny and a responsible soul.

The next few homes you see me put up here will be spaces that I think we could all live in and still maintain our friendship, and our sanity.

Starting with this one. I think a little over 8,000 sq feet is enough room for all of us don't you?

Turns out I've actually featured this gal before.

Here is the old post

464 Highgate Rd
Highgate Center, VT 05459
Beds:7 Bed Baths:12 Bath House Size:8,168 Sq Ft Lot Size:5.70 Acres

Historic Inn Elegant Residence Land for subdivision. This elegant Victorian Inn and Ballroom, situated on 5+ acres, is tastefully furnished with antiques and reproductions and consists of over 9,600 SF. The property, originally constructed in 1818, features 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, two 1/2 baths, 3 lavatories, formal parlor, fully equipped commercial kitchen, country kitchen, library, sitting room, first and second level veranda, cupola, beautiful grounds, perennial gardens, gazebo, wine cellar and bistro with wet bar and much more!
From the South: Interstate 89 to exit 20 then right onto Route 207 North for approximately 6.25 miles. Highgate Manor is on the left. --- From the North: Interstate 89 to exit 21, left on Route 78 East (1st Street) approximately 3 miles to intersection of Route 207. Turn right (south) on Route 207, Highgate Manor is on the right.

Property Details

7 bed
12 bath

House Size
8168 sq ft
Lot Size
5.70 Acres


Property Type

Single Family Home
Year Built

Not Available
Rehab Needed

Not Available
Not Available

Property Features
• Status: Active
• County: Franklin
•Approximately 5.7 acre(s)
•5 total half bath(s)
•16 total rooms
•Basement is Exterior Stairs, Interior Stairs, Walk Out
•Lot features: Rural Setting, Wooded
•Lot size is between 5 and 10 acres
•Zoning: Comm/Res
•Elementary School: Highgate Schools
•Jr. High School: Missisiquoi Valley UHSD 7 (Fr
•High School: Missisquoi Valley UHSD #7
•Parking features: 6+ Parking Spaces, Visitor, Gravel Driveway

Fireplace Features

Heating Features
Hot Air, Hot Water, Multi Fuel

Exterior Construction
Existing, Brick, Clapboard, Stone Foundation

Shingle-Other, Slate

Interior Features
Cook Top-Gas, Freezer, Finished Above Grade SQFT: 8168

Listing Details

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Days on site
10 days

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