About this listing
The apartment is a perfect space for hunkering down in the Northeast Kingdom. Incredible views, a fire pit, woodstove, 40 acres of trails, and a wide variety of books make it ideal for leaving the hectic life behind!
If you are looking for the true Vermont experience, a 4 mile scenic bike ride to Kingdom Trails, this place is for you. The property is located on top of 40 acres, with views of Vermont's green mountains in all directions and not a road in sight. The house is a artisan's dream, with built-in cherry cabinets, hardwood floors and concrete counter tops. Everything you could possibly need is here for a perfect Vermont vacation; wood stove, washer and dryer, fire pit, well appointed kitchen, trails to hike and snowshoe and a small cabin in the woods (with it's own woodstove). Bike or drive 5 miles on a scenic dirt road to East Burke Village, surrounded by skiing and mountain biking trails. Or jump in your car and head out on the pavement to beautiful Lake Willoughby. If you're an artist, or just love beautiful places, there are plenty of gardens and stonewalls to sketch, paint or photograph, and some big trees to dream under.
My husband, and sculptor, David Tanych and I (Meryl Lebowitz) have been working on this property for the past 10 years. We designed and built all of the buildings, which include an art studio (now a small cottage, perfect for 2 people to rent), woodworking shop, metal studio and house.
I consider this compound our finest collaboration. We love having people connect with the property and encourage you to feel creative here! Bring cameras, sketch pads, (URL HIDDEN) just chill. It's fun to walk the trails and check out David's ponds at the bottom of our hill.
Interaction with Guests
usually very little
Other Things to Note
Our Kirby Compound has three beautiful and unique rental spaces.
The cottage was once my art studio, and is a self contained building with windows on all sides. It has a king sized bed and enough space for a couple of blow-up beds if need be.
The Apartment is the first floor of our home, with it’s own private entrance, parking, firepit and incredible views. There is one bedroom with a queen bend and another huge bedroom with a queen bed (and couch) and room for several blow up beds. There is also a room with a full sized futon (and wood stove). The well equipped kitchen/living area is large, with a couple of couches. There are a washer and dryer in the large bathroom.
The loft is where my husband and I live when we are not in LA. Although it is still a work in progress, it has the most incredible view of the property. It is cozy, with a wood stove, and has many large tables to work on.
This compound is perfect for large groups (biking friends, family reunions, etc.), set on a totally private property, with gardens, an orchard, and 40 acres of trails to explore.
2 of the units (the cottage and the apt.) are pet friendly when approved, and there is an extra cost of $20 per day per pet.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Please wash dishes before leaving. Sometimes there is a small terrier, Lyle, on the premises.
Don't feed him...he's fat enough already.
I am an artist and have been painting forever. I have a studio on the property. My husband, David Tanych, is a sculptor, and he also has a studio here. Together we created this compound from a bare piece of newly logged land. We constructed the buildings, built the stone walls and planted the gardens, creating what we believe, is heaven on earth. This is a a unique place, calm and private with incredible views. The Northeast Kingdom is REAL Vermont. Ski areas, golf courses, hikes, swimming, biking and kayaking are just a few of the activities that abound. if you want to have a true, old fashioned Vermont experience, this is the place for you!