Palisades Village Homes

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Stowe, VT.
The antithesis of urban sprawl, Palisades Village Homes is a space-efficient community, tucked above the Little River within the heart of Stowe Village. The tight design of Palisades allows close proximity to Stowe's charming shops, restaurants and recreation path-all just a short stroll away. And skiing is a quick commute via shuttle bus or a 10-minute drive up Stowe's Mountain Road.

The 13-home neighborhood's New England architecture features graceful front porches and inviting picket fences. Each has been individually designed to maximize privacy while offering the intimacy and convenience of old-time village living. Palisades Village Homes range from 2,100 to 3,100 square feet and all feature dramatic 9-foot ceilings, maple hardwood flooring, elegant fireplaces and gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and cherry cabinets. From their luxurious ground-floor master-bedroom suites, Palisades residents can enjoy the soothing sounds of the river-gorge below.

This 2,100-square-foot unit is south-facing, with an abundance of natural light. It has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The master suite boasts a luxurious bathroom with jacuzzi tub and skylights, and the second-floor guest suite offers a balcony overlooking the community gardens.

The Palisades Community Association handles the neighborhood's landscaping, snow removal and exterior building maintenance. (Monthly dues are currently estimated at $185.)

The tremendous success of the Palisades demonstrates the surging popularity of village living in Vermont. With nine of the project's 13 homes sold, the developers have been selling houses as fast as they can build them.

PROS
Once here, you won't need a car. Everything is within walking distance or a quick shuttle bus ride.

CONS
If you're looking for seclusion, isolation or a 10-acre mini-estate, this community setting may be too tight for you.

DETAILS
LOCATION Palisades Street, off Route 100, Stowe Village, Stowe, Vt.
PRICE $364,500
TOTAL SQUARE FEET 2,100
TIME ON MARKET 6 months
SALES CONTACT Ken Braverman, vice president, The Retrovest Companies, Burlington, Vt.; 800-679-1929; kb@retrovest.com; www.retrovest.com.