Think of New Haven Vermont and your likely to conjure images of a quiet farming community in the Champlain Valley. Until last week, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce and Madonna would not have entered into your bucolic picture of New Haven. But now that New Haven born singer-song writer Julie Frost stepped into the limelight, New Haven is the new Nashville.
Julie Frost has composed hits for pop groups such as the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Mary J. Blige. And she just won a Golden Globe for her song Masterpiece, from the Madonna movie W.E. The movie is about the legendary and controversial romance of Wallis Simpson, an American socialite and divorcee, and King Edward VIII, an English king. Edward abdicated the throne in order to marry her. Frost’s Masterpiece is as moving as the story of Wallis and Edward, who later became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
In honor of New Haven Vermont’s recent celebrity here are a few masterpiece homes. You wont have to abdicate to live here…but you’ll probably do it for love. Click on the images for complete MLS details.
One of my favorites is this New Haven home on Dog Team Road. The MLS description lists these features: Bar, Cable, Cable Internet, Family Room, DSL, Sunroom, Walk-in Closet, Walk-in Pantry, Wet Bar, Whirlpool Tub, Library, Living/Dining, Loft, Fireplace-Wood, Great Room, Hot Tub, Island, Laundry Hook-ups, Master BR with BA, Mudroom, Natural Woodwork, Sauna, Skylight, Smoke Det-B Dog Fence, Porch-Covered, Satellite, Underground Utilities, Window Screens, Other.
The Feature that really speaks to me is “Other”. This wonderful passive solar home has a unique quality that is simultaneously other worldly and as comfortable as your favorite childhood story. There is something about this house that makes you feel like you’re finally home.
An 81-acre equestrian property minutes from Middlebury and less than half an hour from Burlington, this New Haven property is indeed a masterpiece (see right and top left of this post). The property features a 300-250 polo field and the horse barn was remodeled in 2005. While most of the property has been conserved through the Vermont Land Trust, there is a 6.5 acre development site, where a two- acre building site could be made.
Contact me about these terrific New Haven properties. You too can fall in love with a masterpiece.