Burlington’s Tiny Homes: A social movement, Queen City style
Story by Mark Aiken/Photos by Carolyn Bates
[...]the next stop on our tour of tiny homes in Burlington—Maggie Sherman’s One of a Kind Bed and Breakfast on Lakeview Terrace—is a tourist stop. The B&B actually includes two spaces, the first of which is an upstairs room in Maggie’s Victorian home, circa 1904. The second space, however, is the tiniest purple-and-blue cottage you’ve ever considered spending the night in. Formerly the detached garage next to the Victorian, Maggie renovated the 18-by-13½-foot structure eight years ago.
Maggie is an artist whose work celebrates people and community, and one gets the sense that her work and her life blend into one. Her tiny house, then, is another form of expression—like one of her pieces of artwork. “I’m selling an experience,” she says. Her experience includes a naturally lit space combining sitting area, bedroom, and kitchen. It includes being surrounded by a beautiful garden and by breathtaking views of Lake Champlain. And it includes a combination of furnishings found at garage sales, second-hand places, and IKEA.
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Best Lakefront Lodging: One Of A Kind B&B
Book well in advance: This tiny lakefront turn-of-the-20th-century lodging, just a short walk from downtown, offers a two-room suite in the main house, and a small separate cottage. Both are sun-filled and offer wonderful water views. Described by owner/artist Maggie Sherman as "eclectic vernacular Victorian with a bit of Arts and Crafts," the property has lovely gardens and provides guests with an in-room breakfast. Rates: from $175, including breakfast.
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Bourlinguer à Burlington
Publié le 26 août 2012 à 06h00
(Burlington, Vermont) Burlington n’est résolument pas une ville américaine comme les autres. Avec ses restaurants qui affichent fièrement le nom de tous les fermiers qui les approvisionnent, de jolies auberges et des kilomètres de magnifiques circuits à vélo, Burlington a bien plus à offrir qu’un aéroport aux tarifs aériens intéressants. Petit guide pour bien bourlinguer à Burlington.
Option champêtre: One of a Kind One of a Kind conviendra parfaitement à ceux qui ont autant besoin d’urbanité que de tranquillité. À 10 minutes à pied du centre-ville, le cottage bleu pervenche est niché au coeur d’un luxuriant jardin que sa propriétaire entretient avec une attention remarquable. Le lac est juste en contrebas et rien ne fait obstacle à sa vue ni à celle des Adirondacks: immense coup de coeur pour les deux chaises judicieusement placées pour admirer ce panorama d’exception dans un silence à peine troublé par le bruit du vent dans les arbres. On peut même y souper, puisque la plus petite maison de Burlington est équipée d’une cuisinette complète, incluant même le seau à glace pour le vin. La salle de bains, avec douche, est propre et lumineuse. Granola bio, lait, yogourt, jus d’orange frais et chasse-moustique naturel compris. Un petit appartement est aussi à louer au deuxième étage de la résidence principale. Wi-fi.
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Preservation Burlington 2011 Homes Tour
June 4, 2011
The One of a Kind Bed and Breakfast has the spectacular views familiar to the residents of Lakeview Terrace.
This area west of North Avenue was a market garden until the city started its development in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Lakeview Terrace was originally called Bissell Street, after the Episcopal Bishop of Vermont. It became Lakeview Terrace in 1920.
53 Lakeview Terrace was originally 49 Bissell Street. In the deed dated 14 January 1909, John A. Gibson, listed in the city directory as a chef at the Van Ness Hotel, is selling to Catherine McCarthy. He agrees to finish the house so that it will be “in tenantable condition” by February 1, 1909.
Catherine sold to John Moran, a machinist, and his wife Lena in May of 1917. They lived there until July of 1931, when they sold to Harold D. and Mary S. Ryan. As time went on and more people realized the treasure of the lake views, the street has become an ever more desirable place to live. The gardens and surroundings of this B & B surely illustrate this.
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Nonstop From Washington: Burlington, Vermont
September 16, 2010; Washingtonian.com by Eliot Stein
“For spectacular lake views, book the second-floor suite in Maggie Sherman’s 1910 house, One of a Kind Bed and Breakfast. Continental breakfast includes local cheeses and jams and fresh-baked scones and croissants, while the inn’s garden—complete with a tree swing—practically spills into the lake.”
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March-April 2010, www.vermontmagazine.com
By Kathleen James • Photos by Carolyn L. Bates
In 2000, artist Maggie Sherman moved from her longtime home in Montgomery to a condo in Burlington’s Old North End. “I thought I would never own a home again,” says Sherman. “And I had no intention of buying this house. There was no way in the world that I could afford it. But I just got this bug in my ear. I said ‘OK, I’ll take it.’ Then I said, ‘Now what am I going to do?’”
Four years later, Sherman had turned the home on Lakeview Terrace into a bed-and-breakfast called One of a Kind. The 1904 four-bedroom residence--which she describes as “eclectic vernacular Victorian with a bit of Arts and Craft”-- sits on a ledge overlooking Lake Champlain, with a swimming pool and gardens.
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Best of Burlington, Summer 2008
Not a chain hotel kind of person? There is an alternative.
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Around the Neighborhood...
Home, Sweeter Home: How Lakeview changed my life: a tale of real estate redemption
March 10,2010; Seven Days By Paula Routly
I wasn’t looking for a new house. I thought I was perfectly happy in the 800-square-foot “single-family” home I’d occupied for 20 years in Burlington’s Old North End. Working upwards of 60 hours a week for 15 years, I couldn’t realistically maintain much more than a flophouse.
And this one was truly “affordable.” I purchased it in 1992 for $82,000, and the mortgage payments were small and short-lived. That made it easy to overlook the European-sized kitchen appliances and the absence of doors, sunlight and a guest room. All the utilities combined cost me less than 300 bucks a month.
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Lakeview Terrace at Mardi Gras
February 27, 2008; Stuck in Vermont
Lakeview Terrace is the only neighborhood float to participate in Magic Hat’s Mardi Gras parade. So what makes them so special? This year we talked to the funky Lakeview Terrace neighbors...
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