Homes Tour Archive
The 2014 tour featured an eclectic mix of Burlington’s historic homes, including a renovated stone mansion on South Willard Street, the home of a renowned interior designer, a former college flophouse reclaimed and converted back to a single family residence. With six homes — from a winner of Preservation Burlington’s Historic Preservation Award for residential properties to the oldest remaining structure on Church Street – our 2014 Homes Tour offered finely decorated interiors, inspiring landscapes, and the ingenious repurposing of the old to meet the demands of modern living.
2011 Tour - download program booklet (pdf)
The 2011 tour featured turn of the century carriage houses and barns that have been repurposed and utilized for today’s lifestyles. Showcased were several excellent examples of adaptive reuse of historic structures, including a bed and breakfast, private residence, state of the art computer lab. In all cases, design decisions were found to compliment each structure's original use and minimized the impact of modern amenities.
2010 Tour [program booklet (pdf)]
The 2010 tour consisted of various homes and public spaces built in styles popular after World War II. This era of design abandoned traditional theories on architecture and created a new, austere, geometric aesthetic whose influence can still be seen in contemporary designs. Feature homes were structures of the International Style and the Prairie Style. Many participants joined us during and after the tour at the Spot, originally built in the 1950s as a Phillips 66 gas station and recently renovated and adapted to a surf-style restaurant.
The event also coincided with a day-long symposium, “Modernist Architecture Comes of Age” organized by the University of Vermont Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, UVM Campus Planning Services, and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
2009 - [no homes tour in 2009]
2008 Tour - [program booklet (pdf)]
2007 Tour - [program (pdf)]
2006 Tour - [program booklet (pdf)]
2005 Tour - [program booklet (pdf)]