Boulder Hill: Worth the Wait

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Boulder Hill: Worth the Wait

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, VT. November 1, 2004. The much-awaited second and final phase of a unique Shelburne neighborhood, Boulder Hill, begins this week. Located off Webster Road, Boulder Hill is a product of Sterling Construction, a local and award-winning custom home construction company.
The 37-lot project is being completed in two phases. Of the initial 21 lots that became available in September 2003, 10 homes are complete and 9 more are underway. The second phase will commence on November 4th, when timing and process information is shared with a waiting list of people, and then to the public. The 16 remaining, premium lots in Phase II have been coveted for their views, privacy and location and the neighborhood is in high demand: there are almost 50 people on the waiting list. The neighborhood is expected to be completed in 2006.
This is Vermont at its very best, remarks Bart Frisbie, owner of Sterling Construction, Weve had a lot of fun making this project become a reality. Its really rewarding to see families moving in and taking advantage of all that Shelburne has to offer. After almost 2 years in the permit process, Boulder Hill is taking shape.
With more than half (32) of the 62 acres designated to the town of Shelburne as open space, this parcel of wooded land is home to walking/cross-country skiing trails, a myriad of native trees and plenty of wildlife. In addition, the neighborhood at Boulder Hill meets a town initiative to develop a community bike path; 3200 linear feet of 8 foot wide pedestrian paths wind through the neighborhood, connecting Longmeadow Drive with Webster Road.
Boulder Hill is an extraordinary place, certainly not without challenges, but a beautiful little corner of Vermont. Due to the slope and shape of the land, we need to be creative with the siting of each home, and making the most of the space we have. But this results in each lot, and each home, being really unique, remarks Lori Buxton, director of homeowner relations for Sterling Construction. It has also been a great recycling project: we have turned most of the 50,000 cubic yards of rock that we blasted into usable products like crushed stone to be used as the base of the roads and driveways.
Each home in Boulder Hill is designed to take advantage of the unique attributes of the site and provide a balance of well-planned living space, outdoor space and privacy. Home styles are traditional and colonial, in keeping with Sterlings renowned aesthetic and the charm of Shelburne town. Interiors include the finest of details like gourmet kitchens, luxurious master retreats, dramatic fireplaces and exquisite porches. Phase II promises to deliver Sterlings signature features of quality and creativity, to become home to exceptional houses, and to complete an extraordinary neighborhood.
About Sterling Construction:
Bart Frisbie, President and Owner, has been a builder for over 27 years and founded Sterling Construction in 1979 on the belief that the small details result in extraordinary homes. He is known for maximizing the potential of each lot, and each home, as well as making the home building process an enjoyable one. He is an active member, and past president, of the Home Builders Association of Northern Vermont. Sterling Construction is a dedicated team of 6 people, and has been working with many of the same contractors for the last 2 decades.
Over the past 25 years, Sterling Construction has built homes for almost 300 families in Chittenden County. Other neighborhoods include: Stonegate (also on Webster Road), Deer Run (Shelburne), Rogers Forest (Jericho), Turtle Pond & Turtle Crossing (Williston).
At this years Home Builders Association awards ceremony, Sterling Construction won three first place Better Homes Awards, including one for Lot 37 in Boulder Hill and one for overall energy efficient building practices.