Vermont Real Estate
Home For Sale By Owner
Just Off The Entry; Unique To Other Homes For Sale In Vermont
As you walk into the home you have access to this narrow, but long Mud Room. Something you may not know about Vermont is that there is a fifth season - Mud Season. Yes, this is an official season here. You don't know what I mean by that, but the fact that my saying so conjured up a bit of an icky image in your head gives you an idea that it's not pleasant. When we arrived in Vermont over 10 years ago we were told by our Realtor that there are two kinds of homes in Vermont: Those that are on dirt roads (more seclusion) and those that are on state highways (less seclusion). We were advised to buy on a paved road because even though seclusion is a wonderful attribute most people would enjoy, the joy of it all is lost because of the ickyness of Mud Season. We took that advice, and we've never regretted it. There are homes back off the main roads that are truly in breathtaking locations, but during Mud Season, as you sink to your axles driving to and fro, most find that price for seclusion too much. You will thank us a year from now that this home is "not" on a dirt road.
Whether mud season or not, we live in the country here, and tracking in mud and dirt is something you have to contend with. Consequently, Vermonters take off their shoes when entering a home, whether theirs or someone else's. In fact most enter through the back door. We were most shocked when we first moved here to hear knocking, yet no one was at the front door. Eventually we wised up to the fact that they were knocking out back. We added this handy Mud Room by our front door because we prefer to use the Entry; unlike all other Vermont Homes. As you enter you are standing on tile and have instant access to over 8 feet of space to hang coats, put away your shoes, etc.
View To The Rear With Door Open
There is a long closet rod along the right side to hang coats.
Two large shelves above that to store whatever (we have lots of family games and store them here).
There are two rows of coat hooks along the left side; which accommodate both coats and hats.
And you can see a sitting bench at the end that has a lid; beneath which we store all kinds of hats, gloves, etc.
Above the sitting bench is a reinforced strip with heavy duty backpack hooks for the kids.
There is also a long two-leveled shoe rack along the right side; beneath the hanging coats.
You can also see that the flooring is the same Monticello porcelain tile as used in the Kitchen, Dining Room, Bathroom, etc, and easy to keep clean!