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Lovely on Lake Champlain: Vermont’s $12.5M Orchard Point Is a Rare Treat

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Located right on the edge of Lake Champlain, this $12.5 million Vermont property isn’t exactly a private island—it just feels that way.

Known as the Orchard Point Residence, the 18.48-acre parcel sits within the 1,400-acre conservation property of Shelburne Farms.

“Shelburne Farms is really the magical thing about this property,” says listing agent Wade Weathers, of Landvest. “It’s a rare commodity that a property of this size comes on the market.”

And the listing details reiterate this claim, dubbing the five-bedroom residence in the small town of Shelburne an “exceptionally rare offering.”

Further proof of the property’s desirability? On the market for less than a month, it already has a contingent offer.

Built in 1996, the Adirondack shingle-style home is one of just a few private houses located within Shelburne Farms. A new owner will enjoy over 1,500 feet of private lake frontage.

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Of particular note, the spectacular grounds of Shelburne Farms were designed with the assistance of world-renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

“The majority of the 1,400 surrounding acres is conservation land,” Weathers notes. “The property offers total privacy and beautiful waterfront views. I think the most unique features of this home are its privacy, waterfront location, and spectacular views. That’s hard to find.”

Shelburne Farms is a national agricultural and historical landmark offering miles of walking and cross-country trails as well as educational programs.

As for the 5,900-square-foot home built in 1996, Weathers says it’s in pristine condition.

“It is as impeccable and well-maintained a home as you can find. It was a high-quality construction that was custom-built by Birdseye Builders. The owners have lived there for 23 years and have really kept the home in pristine condition.”

Luxury finishes include wainscoting, interior columns, well-maintained hardwood floors, a chef’s kitchen, and a primary suite with a spa bathroom.

You can take in the views of the idyllic countryside or waterfront from a rocking chair on the covered porch or head over to the additional screened-in porch to keep the evening mosquitoes at bay. There is also a three-bedroom guesthouse, three-car garage, and two-story barn located on the property. Down by the water’s edge, you will find an illuminated 50-foot dock complete with an electric boatlift.

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