View of a Diverse Market in Barre
There were some great properties on the Barre real estate caravan yesterday morning. We saw eleven homes for sale in Barre City and in Barre Town. As you might expect, there were some fixer uppers, a few that could use a little cosmetic help and others in mint condition. The variety was stunning: there were properties within walking distance to Barre and properties on the fringe with a few acres and a view.
As a purely subjective exercise, here are my three favorite homes for sale in Barre that were on the caravan today:
44 Berkeley Street makes the list because it's a classic house. Lots of space, and a great level yard go nicely with the elegant neighborhood. One bathroom is decorated in pink and black, but the advantages of this property outweigh such a heavy color scheme. If you want a solid home with room to run around and have the energy to update the bathroom (and possibly the kitchen), this is a great house to consider.
102 Prospect Street hides much of its European elegance behind the front landscaping. The downstairs has been opened up and renovated to reveal hardwood floors and a great kitchen. There's a nice, private sitting area in the backyard, a detached garage with additional parking. Plus, it's got .87 acres, for just that much more seclusion.
33 Country Way is a lucky house. It has been meticulously cared for. From the Corian countertops and windowsills to hardwood cherry flooring and flawless landscaping, this house is in mint condition. The basement would provide amble storage and a workshop, or it could be finished for additional space.
-- Ray Mikus