Sold in Stowe, Vermont!

The sale of this Fannie Mae-owned and fully-furnished townhouse at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa closed 2 weeks ago. The single-most important criteria for this family of 5 was proximity to the Stowe Recreation Path.

After touring the family through a variety of single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes, which I mapped to show the distance from each to the Recreation Path, this was clearly the best choice and at a great price!

Upon closing, the new owners immediately placed their townhome in the Stoweflake rental program; and, so far, have spent every weekend here in Stowe!

Read what this buyer had to say about working with me.

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7Days weighs in, in greater detail, on Hen of the Wood's planned Stowe, VT opening

7Days weighs in, in greater detail, on Hen of the Wood's planned Stowe, VT opening

The Vermont beer trail will gain an important new stop when the Alchemist Brewery makes its upcoming move to Stowe. But that brewery and tasting room won't be the only new kid on the beer block. This coming summer, Eric Warnstedt and William McNeil of Hen of the Wood plan to open a still-unnamed beer bar at 294 Mountain Road, most recently home to Vermont Ale House.

Warnstedt warns potential guests not to expect a third Hen of the Wood. "It's just a beer bar," he says. The building will retain its three levels but otherwise be restored to suit the owners' original lounge design by Doug Walker, the man behind the reconstruction of Waterworks Food + Drink. Custom-made high-tops and a few booths will fill out the "vibey lounge," Warnstedt says.

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Hen of the Wood Owners to Open a Pub in Stowe, VT

Sally Pollak, Free Press Staff Writer | Follow her on Twitter | 1:26 p.m. EST March 5, 2015

Eric Warnstedt, chef and co-owner of Hen of the Wood, at his Burlington restaurant in the fall of 2013. Warnstedt and his business partner Will McNeil plan to open a beer bar in Stowe in June.  (Photo: RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS FILE)

Eric Warnstedt, chef and co-owner of Hen of the Wood, at his Burlington restaurant in the fall of 2013. Warnstedt and his business partner Will McNeil plan to open a beer bar in Stowe in June.  (Photo: RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS FILE)

Hen of the Wood owners plan to open a beer bar on the Mountain Road in Stowe, co-owner Eric Warnstedt said.

The bar will have 26 taps and should be open by the end of June, he said. There will be a small cocktail menu and wine, as well as "noshy" foods, Warnstedt said.

The bar, still unnamed, will be in the space vacated by the Vermont Ale House near the foot of the Mountain Road. The bar will have a patio out front and a beer garden in the back. The business owners still need to sign a lease, Warnstedt said.

The beer bar will bring something distinct to Stowe while its owners are mindful "not to step on anyone else's toes," Warnstedt said. Two Stowe restaurants in particular, the Bench and Piecasso, are run by his friends, he said.

"At the end of the day it's a beer bar," Warnstedt said.

Hen of the Wood, one of Vermont's best known restaurants, opened in Waterbury about a decade ago. A second Hen restaurant opened on Cherry Street in Burlington in the fall of 2013.

Contact Sally Pollak at spollak@burlingtonfreepress.com or 660-1859
Read this article at the Burlington Free Press
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Still Unnamed!
294 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
Phone coming soon

SauceBrings Italian Take-out to Stowe, VT

By Alice Levitt, Seven Days (Follow her on Twitter)

Courtesy of "Sauce"

Courtesy of "Sauce"

Sharon Herbert has always been a food lover, but until now, her career path has involved mountains more than marinara. She worked full-time in Burton's bags and luggage department while completing her degree at the New England Culinary Institute, from which she graduated last spring. Now, Herbert is working toward an early-April opening of Sauce Italian Specialties at 407 Mountain Road in Stowe.

Herbert's concept could scarcely be more different from the tapas and pastries of the space's previous occupant, Café Latina. The New Jersey native hopes to recreate the Italian markets she grew up enjoying — with mentoring from the owner of her favorite market back home. "Every time I went home, I would load up a cooler full of everything," she says. "When my parents came up [to Vermont], they would always bring trays, and we would sit around and enjoy."

Read the complete Seven Days article.

Sauce Italian Specialties
407 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT 05672
Phone coming soon
www.saucevt.com
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Commodities Natural Market Opens in Stowe, Vermont

January 27, 2015

Alice Leavitt covered the opening of this natural market in this Seven Days article. (Follow her on Twitter)

COURTESY OF COMMODITIES NATURAL MARKET

COURTESY OF COMMODITIES NATURAL MARKET

In 1993, Michael Hughes opened Commodities Natural Market in New York's East Village, the sequel to a Tribeca store his parents had once owned. More than 20 years later, he and wife Audra Hughes are opening their second store late this week. While it bears the same name as the Manhattan store, which the couple still owns, the new CNM is located at the city's attitudinal opposite — Stowe's Mountain Road.

"We have always loved Stowe. We decided it was ultimately where we would raise our family," Audra Hughes explains. It took 12 years of dreaming and eight years of searching for a space for their market before the family sold their house in New Jersey last spring and relocated to Vermont. Before long, the site they sought materialized at 512 Mountain Road, formerly Oxygen Yoga & Pilates.

While the market specializes in organic and local products, Audra emphasizes that doesn't mean "unnecessarily expensive" fare. "We're not taking that big a markup," she says. "As a resident, [I find that] organic food in general is so expensive up here."

Read the complete article in Seven Days

Commodities Natural Market
512 Mountain Rd., Stowe Stowe/Smuggs Area
802-253-4644
commoditiesnaturalmarket.com

Sold in Stowe, Vermont!

Pinnacle Road, Stowe, Vermont

Pinnacle Road, Stowe, Vermont

This Stowe, Vermont home had been on the market for more than 6 years without any offers and very few showings. The explanation was simple: over-priced homes don't sell. When I took the listing in Summer 2014, I persuaded the seller to reduce the price to a point at which I knew that I could and would sell it. We came back on the market at the right price; and, within less than 24 hours we had 3 requests to show. Within 48 hours we had our first offers that, unfortunately, weren't executed; and, just five months after listing it, it was under contract. The sale closed last week!

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New Fine Dining in the Mountains: The Restaurant at Edson Hill has Opened

Courtesy of Edson Hill

Courtesy of Edson Hill

January 20, 2015

Alice Leavitt covered the recent opening of a new Stowe, VT restaurant in this Seven Days article. (Follow her on Twitter)

When Seven Days last spoke to Chad Hanley, in 2010, the French-trained chef had recently returned to his native Jeffersonville after years cooking in the kitchens of Roy Yamaguchi and Masaharu Morimoto. Back then, a cooking gig at the Brewski wasn't making much use of Hanley's skills for haute cuisine. He'll need those refined touches when the Restaurant at Edson Hill, located at the newly reopened Stowe inn, debuts on Thursday, January 22. 

Hanley was already catering at the inn for previous owner Billy O'Neil, who sold the business last summer. New "head of estate" Carl Christian made major renovations in the fall, including a remade restaurant space.

Besides Hanley, the restaurant's team includes noted Vermont bartender and Sumptuous Syrups co-founder Don Horrigan. They'll preside over an elegant dining room and the more casual Tavern at Edson Hill, each serving what Hanley calls "a rustic New England take on food."

Read the complete article in Seven Days.

The Restaurant at Edson Hill
1500 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe
802-253-7371
www.edsonhill.com

Sold in Stowe, VT at Village Green

This sale was the result of a perfect match between buyers' needs and the Village Green 3-bedroom, 2-bath condominium that gave them exactly what they needed and wanted. Having previously seasonally rented a home in Stowe every winter, they now have a year-round vacation home without the worry and expense of property management and maintenance.

Stowe's Village Green Condominiums

Stowe's Village Green Condominiums

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We've moved to 91 Main Street, Stowe, Vermont

Moving Day - June 30, 2014

Moving Day - June 30, 2014

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate has moved from 25 Main Street to 91 Main Street. Everything else remains the same. Come by and say hi!

Charlie Aronovici, Realtor® 
M: 802.730.4343
O: 802.253.7358 x: 12
F: 802.253.8005
E: charlie@experiencestowe.com

Stowe Bikes, Bevs & Beats Festival

A 3-day town-wide celebration of Vermont music, Vermont-made libations, and Vermont mountain biking! (Friday, June 27; Saturday, June 28; and, Sunday June 29)


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Taste Test: Phoenix Table and Bar

Reviewed by Alice Leavitt, Seven Days, June 3, 2014 | follow her on Twitter

Softshell crab and grits ☆ Photo by JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR

Softshell crab and grits ☆ Photo by JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR

Few foods are as emotionally satisfying as a perfect waffle. Jack Pickett and Joshua Bard know that much. At their new Stowe restaurant, Phoenix Table and Bar, the pair formerly behind Frida's Taqueria and Grill treat diners to not one but two excellent waffle dishes.

The pair's waffle is at once savory and just a bit sweet, crisp outside and pillowy within, whether served in a dinner or dessert context. In the past couple of years, practically every contemporary American restaurant to open in Vermont has debuted with chicken and waffles on the menu, and Phoenix Table is no exception.

Read the complete review in Seven Days.

First Bite: Plate, in Stowe

Alice Leavitt covered the recent opening in this Seven Days article. (Follow her on Twitter)

Chef Aaron Martin with owners Jamie Persky and Mark Rosman at Plate in Stowe   ☆   Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Chef Aaron Martin with owners Jamie Persky and Mark Rosman at Plate in Stowe   ☆   Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

In one way or another, restaurants in Stowe often are descended from the town's resorts. Chefs move downtown from the mountains, and former hotel managers try out their own independent dining concepts, all bringing a bit of the slick sheen of big business with them.

Plate
91 Main Street, Stowe
(802) 253-2691
www.platestowe.com

Plate, which opened on Stowe's Main Street on March 12, is an anomaly. The small dinner spot is actually descended from an even smaller restaurant called Jamie's on Main. Jamie Persky and husband Mark Rosman sold their breakfast-and-lunch destination in 2011. Now they're back with a new restaurant, right across the street, bringing a breath of fresh California air.

Read the complete article in Seven Days.

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate will be moving next door to Plate in early July. A week or so ago, I was poking around in our new space, and ran into Jamie and Mark. I'd been looking forward to meeting them, because, I'd been told, they're both from Los Angeles, as am I. We had a nice chat in an unfinished hall and discovered several similarities and coincidences about our previous lives in L.A.. I'm looking forward to exploring those when we become neighbors in just a few weeks. If you haven't yet been, get yourself in there for a bite to eat; and, perhaps a drink with Mark at the bar.

Sold in Stowe, Vermont!

I'm pleased to report that I've just sold this cozy Stowe home to a family who moved to Stowe about 9 months ago and have been searching for just the right place. I am very pleased to have helped them find their first home in the United States.

3 Bedroom home on 2.0 very private acres in Stowe VT

3 Bedroom home on 2.0 very private acres in Stowe VT

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Jack Pickett & Josh Bard Open New Stowe Restaurant

Phoenix Table & Bar is Now Open

Alice Leavitt covered the opening in this Seven Days article. (Follow her on Twitter)

Phoenix Table & Bar ☆ 1652 Mountain Road, Stowe ☆ (802) 253-2838

Phoenix Table & Bar ☆ 1652 Mountain Road, Stowe ☆ (802) 253-2838

For Jack Pickett, his new restaurant on Stowe's Mountain Road has been a long time coming. "The plumber finished last week," said the restaurateur best known for the now-closed Frida's Taqueria and Grill. "He cut his first pipe two years ago."

On April 26th, Phoenix Table & Bar, Pickett's collaboration with Frida's co-owner and chef Joshua Bard, finally opened after two and a half years of work. The first night was a benefit for the Morrisville Food Co-op, a project in which Pickett has been instrumental. Phoenix's full menu debuted with a normal dinner service on Sunday, April 27.

Read the complete article in Seven Days.