Abandoned Vermont: Wolcott House

A house in Wolcott, Vermont sits on the bend in road, settled quietly and subtly into the landscape. Warm weather foliage hides much of its facade, but the colder months allow for improved views of the house. This appears to be another one whose owner/occupant began a significant renovation and have since stopped, for reasons unknown.

Wolcott, VT

Wolcott, VT

Wolcott VT

Wolcott VT – See the new basement foundation?

details, details

This house is full of architectural details & original windows.

front door

The doors and windows are secure and blocked. Someone still cares about this house.

front door

Looking up at the entryway.


Side view.

windows & shutter

Original window, storm, and shutter in disrepair.

altered windows on the rear

Possibly a kitchen window over a sink on the interior. Maybe this window was simply turned 90 degrees (see the change in clapboard pattern).


Another view of the front and side, with the basement foundation.

interior view through broken window

Interior view through broken window. Organized and stripped, but work was ongoing at some point.

work underway once upon a time

Plaster ceiling, beadboard, stacked wood.


Weathered clapboard.

The house appears square and in good condition still; here’s to hoping its owners return.


10 thoughts on “Abandoned Vermont: Wolcott House

  1. Ken - the OldHouseGuy says:

    This building echos both sadness and beauty at the same time. Hopefully the owner will return and do justice to this building. Although I would prefer to see it in this state than with vinyl siding and vinyl windows.

  2. jane says:

    the table saw is still there too – maybe just winter hiatus, as it is too cold to work? How many seasons has it been like this?
    a careful restorer – the bead board in the kitchen is still in place.
    And I agree with you about the kitchen window relocated sideways over the sink – my mother did that when she redid our kitchen in the early 1950’s.

    • Kaitlin says:

      Hi Jane, I’m not sure. In the summer this house was covered with foliage, so I would think it’s been a while since someone worked on the house. I often come across houses “under renovation” with tools left behind.

  3. cheri hughes says:

    I live five minutes from this house and have never seen any activity. As far back as I can remember this house has been empty. It has a counterpart a few hundred yards away that is being restored. I’ve often wondered why someone would leave this beautiful home to rot ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. liz jones says:

    I played in this house as a kid..back in the late 50’s….do not remember much about it or who owned at the time…i was to young..it has been empty for a long time

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