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The University of Vermont building located at 151 South Prospect Street is called the Bittersweet House. It is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Main and South Prospect. It is an east-facing two-and-a-half story block. It has a three bay facade, with a one-bay entry porch in the center of the facade. The southern end of the house is a one-and-a-half story wooden recessed wing with a covered porch. The Bittersweet House has an extensive history ranging from an early 19th century convenience store to most recently serving as the administrative offices for the interdisciplinary environmental programs at the University of Vermont. It has functioned in the Burlington community as a boarding house, a hub for university students and the home of a Burlington author and political figure. Most of all, it has been standing for over two-hundred years and continues to be a vital part of the University and greater Burlington area.

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  • Parking Spaces3
  • Parking DescriptionDriveway, Garage, Off Street, Paved


  • Year Built1804
  • Building ConstructionWood Frame
  • ConstructionExisting
  • Property StyleColonial
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathroom2
  • Total Baths2
  • Half Bath2
  • Total Rooms13
  • Square Feet3,729
  • APX Unfin Below Grade2107
  • BasementStorage Space, Sump Pump, Unfinished
  • FoundationBrick, Stone


  • Heat FuelGas - Natural
  • Heat SystemHot Water
  • WaterPublic
  • Water HeaterGas - Natural
  • SewerPublic
  • ElectricCircuit Breaker(s)
  • UtilitiesCable - Available

Basic Information

  • MLS Number4983931
  • MLS StatusActive
  • StatusACT
  • Property TypeSingle Family
  • List Price$799,900
  • Listing Agent NameMatt Havers
  • Broker NameFlat Fee Real Estate
  • LM MST WGARDetached


  • Acreage0.24
  • Lot DescriptionCity Lot, Corner
  • DrivewayPaved
  • RoadsPublic
  • Road Frontage210


  • Exterior FeaturesDeck, Natural Shade, Porch, Handicap Modified
  • Exterior ColorRed
  • ExteriorClapboard
  • RoofSlate


  • Building Number153
  • StreetSouth Prospect Street
  • TownBurlington
  • StateVT
  • Zip05401
  • CountyChittenden
  • DistrictBurlington School District
  • Elementary SchoolEdmunds Elementary School
  • Junior HighEdmunds Middle School
  • High SchoolBurlington High School
  • Flood Zone Y/NNo


  • Interior FeaturesHearth, Natural Light, Natural Woodwork
  • Room 1 TypeKitchen
  • Room 1 Level1
  • FloorsCarpet, Tile
  • Stories2


  • PricePerSqFt214.51


  • Delayed ShowingsNo
  • SeasonalNo
  • Page341
  • Date Listed02/03/2024
  • View Count2

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