Burlington Vermont’s Hill Section neighborhood covers the elevated land east and southeast of Downtown. With numerous homes sporting Lake Champlain & Adirondack Mountain views and with quick access to the major employers of the University of Vermont, Champlain College and the UVM Medical Center, this beautiful historic neighborhood is a dream location for many potential buyers.
Today, the Burlington Hill Section has a reputation for some of Burlington’s most elegant residences. Homes are large and of high quality. The tree-lined streets are dotted with mansions, some with their original barns and carriage houses, including many in the Italianate, Victorian, Federal, Tudor, Greek Revival, and Colonial Revival styles built in the 19th and early 20th century.
The Hill Section is also home to historic inns, bed and breakfasts, and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont’s largest hospital. The University Green Historic District is at the very top of the hill. University of Vermont, founded in 1791, was the nation’s first agricultural college and is one of the country’s oldest medical schools. This district, donated by Ira Allen and protected from future development, has 29 historic building surrounding the green.
Burlington Vermont was an important port in the late 19th Century, and many Burlington Hill Section homes still stand to illustrate the commercial successes this unlikely port once knew. Hill Section homes are famous for their Widows Walks or Captains Walk. These walkways or platforms on the roofs of early New England homes commanded a view of the sea. In Burlington’s case, that sea is Lake Champlain. From these high porches, captains could easily view their ships at anchor in Burlington Harbor. Likewise, a captain’s wife could watch for the return of her husband’s ship.
Great Hill Section home with really nice architectural detail & natural woodwork. Enjoy sunsets from the gracious covered front porch. Addition in 2012 with new wiring, upgraded open kitchen/ dining with stainless steel appliances, commercial gas range with exhaust hood, renovated 3/4 bath with tiled shower & a spacious mudroom with stone tile floor, built-in bench & coat rack. Formal living with fireplace & column accents to the formal dining room. Plus family room & additional den/office. 3 bedrooms up with peaks of the Lake. Full bath with marble surround tub & separate tiled shower. New lower level space with clean, dry storage & wine room. Walkout under front porch. Large back yard with patio & shed has ample gardening space. Convenient location- Walk to UVM Medical Center, Champlain College & downtown Burlington.
Listed by Brian M. Boardman of Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman
Burlington's best kept secret. Recently updated ranch on dead end street adjacent to Burlington Country Club. Kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and wide pine floors. Master bedroom with gas fireplace. Wood floors through out. Attached 2 car garage with mudroom/ laundry room. Den with gas fireplace leads out to the patio with pergola. Move-in ready!
Listed by Karen Waters of Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman
Hill Section! Don't miss this one owner, custom home in a terrific location. Sited on a level, almost, half acre (includes a half-court basketball court with winter skating rink), this all brick home with a slate roof is full of surprises. Over 4, 700 square feet of flexible living space ' definitely not a cookie cutter design! The size of every room ' especially the kitchen and living rooms ' have so many possibilities, allowing other rooms to be used as a library, in-home office, etcetera. Two wood burning fireplaces (one in the master suite) and 4 generously sized bedrooms, plus separate au pair quarters with its own stairway. Lots of hardwood used throughout the house and many windows bringing natural light and the outside in. Central air throughout the house.Just minutes walk to the UVM Medical Center, UVM, Champlain College, downtown Burlington, the Waterfront, and Edmunds, Mater Christi, and Christ the King Schools.
Listed by Carol Stone of Lang McLaughry RE/S. Burlington
Affectionately known by all as the house with the folk-art PIG, this hill-section, contemporary farmhouse with mid-century flair is a true gem. The chef's kitchen offers professional grade stainless appliances, a custom concrete island, stainless counters, custom tiger maple cabinetry, built-ins, window bench seating, radiant heat and walk-though pantry. The 2010 architecturally designed addition is flooded with sunlight and is gives as much attention to form as it does to function. The master offers radiant heat, a soaking tub, mid-century vanity, dressing room, seasonal lake views and an en suite office. The exposed beams, exposed brick, original hardwood flooring, vintage fixtures and lighting are features that make this home simply irresistible. Live within walking distance to UVM, Champlain College, Lake Champlain, Church Street and all that downtown Burlington has to offer. Brilliantly renovated and stylistically unique this home is one-of-a-kind.
Listed by Jessica Bridge of RE/MAX North Professionals
Top of the Hill location in Burlington! This antique gem from the 1920's is in great condition and has been maintained by the University of Vermont. The larger corner lot is deep with a sunny southern exposure. Spacious living room with wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, & den with fireplace. Four bedrooms & two full baths on the second floor with stairs to the attic which could easily be finished. Peregrine Construction has designed a new kitchen and fabulous new master suite shown on the attachments to this listing. Slate roof, new exterior paint, natural gas heat, municipal water & sewer. Separate exterior entrance to the den for potential studio or in home office. Finished space in the basement off the den with a dedicated staircase and another wood burning fireplace. Walk to everything & enjoy Burlington Vermont relaxed lifestyle! Close to UVM, Fletcher Allen hospital and Champlain College.
Listed by Kathleen OBrien of Lang McLaughry RE/S. Burlington