One Town’s General Store Becomes an Open Living Space

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At the last census report, the population of Rupert, Vermont, was only 710, but the town is home to a one-of-a-kind country getaway for anyone looking to vacation off the grid. Here, an abandoned general store in the center of town was reimagined and converted to a loft-like home that’s available for rent.

The owners purchased the home nine years ago and redesigned the space while preserving much of its original character. As a result, the original porch, store windows, and double doors still welcome visitors, and the interiors remain open with hardwood floors and paneled walls.

On the first floor, the old general store and post office have been converted to a kitchen and dining area, with an antique double farmhouse sink, a stainless steel oven, and red counter stools. Built-in shelves, once used to display store goods, now hold a book collection. A living area is located off the kitchen, and interior support beams add character to the space. The first floor also has two bedrooms and a bath. A large living room and master bedroom are located on the home’s second level.

Available for rent on Airbnb, the home sleeps six and can be reserved for $150 per night.

 

Kitchen

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Living Area

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Hallway

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Bedrooms

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Exterior

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Visit Airbnb to learn more and reserve the property.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/property/2015/01/19/converted-general-store/