Tucked away on a private 12-acre oasis in Essex lies a three-bedroom home which has likely heard its share of jam sessions through the years.
The contemporary cabin on Bixby Hill Road is being sold by Mike Gordon, a bassist for the popular band Phish which was formed in the 1980s by four University of Vermont students.
While the group’s musical stylings might not be up everyone’s avenue, there’s no denying its success. Phish has sold millions of albums and concert tickets in its time and has played sold-out, multi-night New Year’s runs at New York’s Madison Square Garden 13 times. Billboard reported in January 2020 that the band has grossed over $500 million since being founded in Burlington.
More recently, Gordon played live in Essex Junction as he headlined the bill for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Super Tuesday presidential campaign rally at the Champlain Valley Exposition last March.
But it appears Gordon is now looking to part ways with the Bixby Hill property -- it being listed by Wade Weathers of LandVest for $895,000.
The house has natural light streaming into the living room through floor-to-ceiling windows that sit below the cathedral, knotty pine ceiling. At the top of a winding staircase is a musician’s dream studio that is adorned with stained glass windows and panoramic mountain views.
Adding to the musical allure is the house’s ability to hide up to five miles of cabling in the walls, elaborate patch bays, and microphone panels. The elegant interior includes mahogany doors and walls, leaded windows, and refurbished antique light fixtures.
74 Bixby Hill Road details
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2 full, 2 half
- Lot size: 12 acres
- Finished space: 3,445 square feet
- Garage size: 2 cars
- Year built: 1990
- Interior features: Fireplace, hearth, surround sound wiring, gas range, wall air conditioning units, exercise room, craft/workshop, and recreation room
- Exterior features: Balcony, deck, shed, and pond