Property Swoon: Burklyn Hall Classic Magnificence in the Northeast Kingdom

I came across this amazing neoclassical home, called Burklyn Hall, built in 1908, and couldn’t wait to share it. It was built around the same time as The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in the Berkshires, and there are many similarities. This amazing property is for sale for what seems like a steal and it would make an amazing small hotel, b & b or event space. I can so see a movie being filmed there as well.

From the New York Times:
Built in 1908 by Elmer Darling, who ran the luxurious Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, Burklyn Hall is a stunning Colonial Revival home that evokes the elegance of a bygone era. Located on the border between the towns of Burke and Lyndon in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, just two hours from Montreal, three hours from Boston and just minutes from Burke Mountain Resort which is practically in the backyard.Burklyn Hall overlooks wide-sweeping vistas of Willoughby Gap, Burke Mountain, and 86 acres of rolling fields and mature woods. Within the 31-room residence are many refined decorative details, including rich mahogany paneling, hand-carved wood accents, hardwood flooring, and marble mantles gracing ten fireplaces. On the first floor, the original Darling family’s coat of arms still hangs in the main hall, which connects the formal entertaining spaces. Additional rooms include a sitting room, a formal dining room, a smaller private dining room, a music room, a study, a kitchen, and a butler’s pantry. A grand staircase leads to four en-suite bedrooms with fireplaces on the second level and an additional 8 bedrooms on the third level. Outside, a carriage barn, a formal barn, equestrian facilities, and gardens can be found on the vast grounds.

Burklyn Hall

Burklyn Hall exterior front lawn

The house appears beautifully situated on a rise with amazing mountain and valley views. Vermont at its finest! The fall leaf peeping season must be spectacular. There’s a video at the end of the post which shows some fall foliage views.

Burklyn Hall garden party dining outdoors

Gorgeous spot for a lawn party, wedding or other special event!

Burklyn Hall exterior 3

Burklyn Hall rear exterior

Burklyn Hall – Central Hall

 Burklyn Hall Front hall stair case

The central hall is just spectacular. Look at the floor! The woodwork – the staircase!

Burklyn Hall Front hall 2


Burklyn Hall Front hall way


Burklyn Hall – Main Rooms

 Burklyn Hall red living room

Just take in these spectacular ceilings! The ornamental plaster work on the ceiling, walls and fireplace are dreamy, aren’t they? I also love the bright pink color. It’s very feminine counterpoint to the more masculine front hall.

Burklyn Hall pink living room 2

Across the hall from the pink sitting room is this salmon colored room that is ever so slightly less ornate and formal.

Burklyn Hall office

And here’s another formal room off the main hall. I love how each room has its own personality.

Burklyn Hall Peach sitting room white moldings

The dining room is another spectacular space – more masculine and yet there is still some beautiful ornamental detail in the coffered ceiling.

Burklyn Hall Dining room 2

Burklyn Hall Dining room paneling moldings

In the rear stairwell leads to a second floor library space.

Burklyn Hall library

The quality of the detail is apparent in this closeup of the stairwell.

Burklyn Hall stairwell closeup


Burklyn Hall – Bedrooms

Not surprisingly, the bedrooms (there are 12 in total) are less detailed than the primary first floor rooms, but still, each of these I’m showing has some decorative ceiling detail. There is certainly a huge amount of decorative potential in these rooms.

Burklyn Hall darker green bedroom

Burklyn Hall green bedroom

 Burklyn Hall yellow bedroom

Burklyn Hall – Conservatory Pool Room

Burklyn Hall pool room fireplace vermont palladium windows

I’m not sure what it’s called, but this detached “conservatory” pool room features gorgeous Palladian windows and a monumental fireplace.

Burklyn Hall back of yellow house

Burklyn Hall palladium windows stables


Burklyn Hall Exterior views off porch

Burklyn Hall exterior views porch 2

Burklyn Hall exterior yellow house

 Burklyn Hall garden party dining views

Burklyn Hall garden statue

Burklyn Hall grounds 1


Burklyn Hall views

It takes a village to build a house like this:

Burklyn Hall construction

A vintage post card.

Burklyn Hall postcard


Burklyn Hall: A Northern Vermont Masterpiece from Extraordinary Real Estate on Vimeo.

Burklyn Hall is located at 2864 Darling Hill Rd Burke, Vermont which is on the border of the towns of Burke and Lynfield (hence the name), in the area known as the North East Kingdom.

The house is over 13,000 sq. ft., boasts 10 full and 3 partial bathrooms, 12 bedrooms, and 31 total rooms and sits on 83 acres. It is on the National Register for Historic Places.

Now, the fact that there are no available photos of the kitchen or bathrooms should tell us something about how much work they likely need. But, and without knowing any other details about the property and how much maintenance and restoration is needed, I think the price is a steal.

Can you guess? Take a guess in the comments before clicking over to see the current asking price.

The house is listed with Landvest.

Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: It’s been reported that Burklyn Hall was sold just after I initially wrote this post (not that I’m suggesting a connection!) and that the buyers intend to turn the property into an inn called, The Inn at Burklyn!

UPDATE #2: Here’s a post I did on the beautiful renovation of this amazing mansion.

9 thoughts on “Property Swoon: Burklyn Hall Classic Magnificence in the Northeast Kingdom”

  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of historic residential architecture. I am a west coast native and am glad to be given a glimpse of properties on the east coast. Great choice for your blog!

  2. Linda, this was so interesting to read..and what a STEAL for a historic property like this! Thanks for taking me to a place I never would have seen if it hadn’t been for your blog.


  3. I’m going to guess! At first, I’m thinking in the 8-9 Million range. But, remember it has nearly 90 acres with it. Remote location, Vermont, I’m going to take a wild guess and go with $12,450,000. LOL


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