Renovation: 128 Library Ave, Rutland VT

Maybe you’ve been following our renovations in Northwest Rutland: 120 Library Ave, 59 Baxter Street, and 39 Pine Street. Maybe you’ve taken Homebuyer Education, met with our financial coach, and are working on repairing your credit.

If you’ve been getting anxious about missing out, don’t worry – we’re just getting warmed up.

Meet 128 Library Ave, Rutland, VT.

The latest of our Northwest Rutland renovations (part of a larger, multi-pronged Community Revitalization strategy) promises to please.

It’s located on the same block as the new Baxter Street Park, the Community Green Space at 113 Library Ave, and our first completed home renovation at 120 Library Ave. You could call it the Capstone of Library Ave.

Inside the Home

The First Floor

Floor plan of first floor.

The open floor plan is designed to provide a natural flow through the home from the front porch through the sliding doors onto the back deck (the floor plan has been updated to invert the kitchen space).

The large living room contains space for all the activities you enjoy – space to curl up and watch a movie on the sectional, to help the kids with homework, or to entertain guests. A VT-signature mudroom off the driveway entrance allows for you to enter and take off your shoes without worrying about tracking dirt through the house.

The living room opens into the dining room which shares counter space connecting it into the kitchen, allowing conversation to flow between those waiting for dinner and those preparing it.

The open floor plan allows natural light to seep through all parts of the first floor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere within.

The kitchen, complete with an ENERGY STAR dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator, is every home cook’s dream: spacious counter areas, a large sink basin, and enough cabinets to house all the cookware you could ever dream of.

In addition to all that storage, you’ll find the pantry provides even more room for canned goods, folding chairs, heck, even tables!

The first floor bathroom has an even better surprise: an ENERGY STAR washer and dryer set. Say goodbye to the laundromat! Do laundry on your own time, in your own home, while saving money.

This is what we mean when we say affordable homeownership.

The Second Floor

A staircase from the living room leads you up to the second floor, which features 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom. The two smaller rooms are great for kids’ bedrooms, a home office, or an exercise room. All have closets and ample natural light.

The large master bedroom, with sloped ceilings, has a gorgeous westward window for viewing sunsets. It also boasts two closets.

The Backyard

This is the first of our Northwest Rutland renovations where we’ve been able to salvage the garage, and we’re really excited about it. The detached garage sits at the end of the driveway, and after some fixin’ up, it’ll be ready to fit your car and yard equipment.

The backyard is a beautiful little oasis, with large trees and bushes acting as borders that dampen neighborhood noises and make it feel secluded. If you’ve got a green thumb, it’ll be a great spot to exercise it. If not, the lawn will be a beautiful place to sun bathe, build snowmen, or grill with family and friends.

Inside the Neighborhood: Northwest Rutland

A Connected, Residential Neighborhood

128 Library Ave is in Northwest Rutland, a connected residential neighborhood within walking distance of all the conveniences of Downtown Rutland.

The newly rehabbed home is located a block from downtown, meaning all of Rutland’s amenities are within walking distance. Additionally, Pine Hill Park, Giorgetti Arena, and the Vermont Farmers Food Center and Winter Farmers Market are all nearby.

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The Annual Fall Festival at the Community Green Space at 113 Library Ave.

This property has all the perks of downtown living with quick access to the great outdoors and everything Vermonters love about our Green Mountain State. For more information about all that downtown Rutland has to offer, check out rutlanddowntown.com.

An Opportunity for HomeOwnership

If you’ve been considering investing in homeownership in Rutland, you won’t find another opportunity like this.

These vacant houses are renovated into safe, healthy, efficient, and affordable homes as part of our Community Revitalization strategy. These homes are sold to income-qualified buyers (see table below) as part of that strategy – our intention is to create incredible homeownership opportunities for those who are hardest impacted by the un-affordable rents in our area.

We’re giving households earning 80% or below of area median income a hand-up into homeownership because it’s an investment that benefits them, the neighborhood, and our community.

Additionally, this home comes with a Homeland Grant, a shared-equity covenant that keeps the house perpetually affordable and keeps you from bringing a 20% down payment to the table.

Interested?

Get in touch if you’re interested! These houses don’t last long on the market (if they make it to market) before they become someone’s dream home.

Call our Realtor and check out 128 Library Ave today!

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Sign up for our Homebuyer Education course to learn more about the homebuying process.

Meet with our lender to find out what loan products and grants you may be eligible for!

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Learn more about the resources offered to First Time Homebuyers and the advantages of working with a non-profit realtor.