Shumlin buys land, plans to build in East Montpelier

Peter Shumlin has added a parcel of land in East Montpelier to his real estate portfolio.

The governor closed on the 27-acre tract on Monday. He bought it from good friend, who recently purchased some land and an old farmhouse there.

It isn’t another investment property. Shumlin plans to build himself a modest abode sometime in the future.

“I’m going to put in a really energy efficient governor’s cabin,” he said.

When canEast Montpelier residents expect their new neighbor to begin building?

“Whenever we get around to it,” he said.

Though he lives fulltime in a rented house inMontpelier, Shumlin’s legal residence is in Putney, where his wife, Deborah Holway, lives. The two have been separated for years but remain close friends, Shumlin says.

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