Just about 3 years ago, I wrote about a beautiful and historic property that was on the market in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont called Burklyn Hall. It’s kind of in the middle of a beautiful nowhere, but is an amazingly gorgeous estate that would need very special owners to purchase it. And so it happened! New owners Marci and Jim Crone embarked upon a full renovation this estate and spent many hours with local historians to learn all about the property and its history so they could bring Elmer Darling’s Burklyn Hall back to life. Jim undertook to design and manage all the renovation aspects of the project including millwork and bathrooms.
For the decorations and furnishings, they brought in the amazing team of Tom and Cara Fox of Utah-based The Fox Group to help with Marci’s vision for a classic and traditional overall design and to provide sourcing for the beautiful furnishings and fabrics that have such timeless appeal.
The Inn at Burklyn opened to the public in 2020.
Let’s take a walk-thru and compare the images from the 2018 real estate listing with stunning photos of the new spaces of the Burklyn Hall renovation, shall we? (All photos of the Burklyn Hall renovation © and courtesy of Rodeo & Co. and are used with permission.)
First Floor Lobby – before
First Floor Lobby – now
First Floor Sitting Room – Before
First Floor Sitting Room – Now
First Floor Sitting Room #2 – Before
I believe this is the same room based on the moldings, now a breakfast room.
Dining Room – Before
Dining Room – now
Second Floor Landing – Before
Second Floor Landing – Now
The Franconia Bedroom
The Brighton Bedroom
Bedroom – Before
The Egypt Bedroom – Now
Third Floor bathrooms and sitting area
I just adore the soft palette – it’s so romantic and soothing. The fact that all the original embellishments – moldings, ceiling medallions, floors seem to have been maintained is so wonderful. It’s a testament to the fact that they were in good condition to begin with but also that the Crone’s respected the history and were clearly dedicated to bringing it all up to date with respect and quality craftsmanship. Read Rodeo & Co.’s blog post that has more photos and information. And of course, visit The Inn at Burklyn‘s website for the whole story!