What $390,000 Buys You in Vermont

The place gets its name from an old Vermont family who ran dairy cattle here until 1973.

The barn at Old Shaw Farm dates from around 1900.
Photography Photos courtesy of Sotheby's

The Provenance

The place gets its name from an old Vermont family who ran dairy cattle here until 1973. Current owners Peter and Maryellen Griffin, who bought the property in 2002, operated an organic vegetable farm on five of its acres.

old shaw farm house

The farmhouse dates from 1875.

Caveat Emptor

The kitchen and bathrooms could use updating, and returning the house’s peaked roof to its original, more elegant shape would be expensive. The barn roof, too, will need attention sooner rather than later. It’s also worth pointing out that the growing season in Vermont is short. Lastly, a conservation easement restricts development, as well as other activities “detrimental to the ecological, agricultural, or silvicultural values.” Though that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

old shaw farm stream

A small stream runs through the property.

Note: The summer 2015 issue of Modern Farmer magazine listed to price of Old Shaw Farm as $410,000. Since the magazine was published, the price has been adjusted to $390,000.

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