How to Live in Two Countries at the Same Time? Buy This
It'll cost you $109,000
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
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This house straddles the US-Canada border, making it both a draw and a deterrent for prospective buyers.   (Zillow)
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(Newser) – There was a time when living on the US-Canada border wasn't such a big deal. When Brian DuMoulin, who grew up in a home that was built right on the line in 1782, inherited it, he and wife Joan, who are both dual citizens, didn't think much of it at all. Now that they're in their 70s and trying to sell it, however, "it stresses everyone out," Brian tells the AP. Their home is known by locals as the Old Stone Store and was built by a merchant who wanted to sell to farmers in Vermont and Quebec. There are entrances on both sides of the border, and a small granite border marker just outside the front door. Derby, Vermont, is on one side; Stanstead, Quebec, on the other.

The house comes with granite walls, 1950s decor, and a whopping 7,000 square feet of living space divided into five currently vacant apartments, and is listed for a relatively low $109,000, per Zillow. The AP cites a renovation estimate of $600,000, though it doesn't provide specifics. Of note: The new owners will have to be OK with border security agents keeping track of their whereabouts. Mashable goes so far as to call this a "bonus" considering it results in "armed 24-hour security from two powerful nations!" DuMoulin admits that there is a certain "awkwardness" to the house's location, because "you can't just go this way or that way." That said, if it's always been a dream to live in two countries simultaneously, this house has exactly what you want. (One island is the subject of a centuries-old custody agreement between Spain and France.)

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