The president’s mansion at the University of Vermont needs an estimated $2.4 million in renovations and remodeling.
Just-departed President Daniel Fogel chose not to live in the 9,000-square-foot Englesby House, near UVM’s Burlington campus, so the elegant three-story brick house has not been lived in full-time since 2001.
UVM Vice President Richard Cate says Englesby House is still habitable and structurally sound, but its condition has deteriorated.
The Burlington Free Press says the building has a drainage problem and the basement floods. Fixing the drainage is expected to cost $700,000. The roof needs to be replaced at a cost of about $150,000. Additional exterior work could bring to total to near $1 million.
Furnishings are extra. UVM officials hope to raise private money for the furnishings.