On the Market: A Brick and Marble Victorian in Burlington, Vermont
Turrets? Stained glass? Clawfoot soaking tub? This home has it all, plus views of Lake Champlain from its bedrooms.
266 S Union St., Burlington, Vermont
Size: 4,920 square feet
This home is, in a word, magnificent. From the slate shingled roof and regal turret topped with a copper filial to a foundation carved out of raw blue marble harvested from Vermont quarries, the beauty starts with the antique architecture and progresses into impressive interior design.
Parade through the elegantly porticoed entrance into a grand hall that reads more cathedral than foyer. Cherry wood covers the room, from the hardwood floors, to the coffered ceiling, to the wainscoting that wraps the space, to the built-in bench with hidden storage. Abundant nineteenth-century Tiffany windows filter sunlight through yellow and blue-stained panes, and a crystal chandelier acts as another glamorous light source.
An entrance as grand as this one sets a high bar for the rest of the home, but each room rises to the occasion in its own way. In the kitchen, that looks like a retractable extension that can transform the kitchen island into a breakfast bar, and pastel-hued Tiffany windows on either side of the double-range oven.
Upstairs, the grandeur continues with a round bedroom that occupies the conical tower, and opens into a sitting and bath combination room, featuring a brick fireplace and copper clawfoot soaking tub. Another bedroom has been entirely converted into a walk-in closet, replete with plenty of hanging storage and centered by a glass-topped island filled with velvet-lined jewelry storage.
And all of that is just the top of the turret. Wander out onto the bluestone patio, or up to the third floor where you can look out toward Lake Champlain and the rest of Burlington. Then be prepared to discover a new wonderful detail each day as you settle into the towers and alcoves of the home.
For information, contact The Kathy O’Brien Team, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, fourseasonssir.com
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