River House, Plainfield, VT


This is not our tiny cottage. It is a very interesting, atypical, house in Plainfield, Vermont which is a town a bit north of us. I say atypical because it has a flat roof. It is also dead up along the river. As you can see from the stone and wood work below the building it has been shimmed and cribbed many times over the years. Someone has been doing a beautiful job of renovating this structure over the last year or so. While not a building I would want to be involved with I do find it fascinating to look at every time we pass it by.

Note the bridge abutment on the far side of the river by the house…

Outdoors: 36°F/23°F Overcast, 1/2″ snow
Farm house: 72°F/4°F 3 logs
Tiny Cottage: 51°F/45°F Wow!

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7 Responses to River House, Plainfield, VT

  1. Patti says:

    A pretty building yes but a house right by the river would not be my cuppa tea. I know what rivers can do:)

  2. homemakerang says:

    It doesn’t look like a good place to play marbles though…

  3. Mia says:

    It makes me nervous just looking at it. Like it’s gonna slide into the river at any second.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I lived in that house from ’88 to the early 90’s – it was then known as The Yellow House (this was before it was painted and fixed up). I have very fond memories of being in grade school and living in the middle of the village, watching the comings and goings of the town. It’s tougher than it looks :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    As the co-owner of River's Grace Yoga which is housed on the second floor (road level) and on the riverside of the River House, I can say that everything is level and has been completely renovated. It is quite a beautiful space with amazing energy. The whooshing sound of the falls below us is ever-present and very soothing….a perfect space to practice yoga and meditation…a perfect space to dive inside and reconnect with oneself.

  6. Cool! Thanks for dropping by. Plainfield is filled with interesting old houses, stonework and walls. I'm now watching another old building get renovated across the river from the Yellow House. What will it become I wonder? If anyone is ever visiting Plainfield, be sure to drop in at the Plainfield Coop Food Store which is by the fire house. They carry our pastured pork and a whole lot of other good local food.

  7. Nance says:

    It is almost as tho this was a very, very old mill. That was my first thought, when I found this photo — Square and build right on the river. Mill works. Or did the river move closer to a big square homely house?

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