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Location: Wilmington, Vermont
The Skinny: Another piece of exuberant late-'70s architecture needs a savior. This time it's a so-called "Bauhaus minimalist design" with an "abundance of glass and doors leading to numerous private terraces," sitting just downhill from a personal tennis court on 10 wooded acres in the town of Wilmington, Vermont. Three out of five levels of this postmodern jumble of rectangular projections are accessible via an elevator, which is clad, like pretty much all of the interior, in cedar. The place looks like it hasn't been updated since it was built, in 1979, and as a result, the kitchen will probably be deemed abysmal by modern standards, but the large picture windows make it and the dining room very nice spaces. The potential continues in areas like the double-height "great room," which is overlooked by an open second floor reached by a wrought-iron staircase. Outisde, there's "spectacular perennial gardens and winding wooded pathways" leading to a barn, and in very Vermont-ish fashion, a potting studio. The asking price is $1,395,000.
· 162 Ware Road [Vermont County Properties]