Our Historic Common House

The Common House is located in an Italianate-style house, built in 1863. Since only two families owned the house before us, its distinctive features have largely been preserved.

One addition to the original house is a large, sunny and modern kitchen/dining area, a perfect beginning for community meals and events. The house also has:

  • A full, heated basement
  • Three large rooms on the first floor
  •  Four large bedrooms upstairs
  •  Beautiful period details – grand entrance hall, moldings, tall windows, an elegant staircase, high ceilings

Our plan for this house includes:

  • Using the kitchen for common meals and large cooking projects
  • Having bedrooms available for guests of members of our community
  • Creating a studio apartment for seasonal rentals
  •  Allowing members of our community to decide what other common uses we’ll want in the house.  Game room? Music room? Kid’s playroom? Library? Craft space? TBD before move-in.
The common house kitchen was renovated recently with skylights, granite counters, and radiant floor heat.

The common house kitchen was renovated recently with skylights, granite counters, and radiant floor heat.

Only two families have lived in the historic common house since it was built in 1863. Its high ceilings and etched glass panels remind us of life in the 19th century.

Only two families have lived in the historic common house since it was built in 1863. Its high ceilings and etched glass panels remind us of life in the 19th century.