193 South Winooski Avenue Burlington, Vermont 05401

Live/work in the hub of downtown Burlington, VT. ‘The Freezer’ is the newest addition to the former H.P. Hood milk bottling plant complex, at the corners of South Winooski Avenue, King and Church Streets. At one time the actual location of the coolers serving the truck- loading docks, ‘The Freezer’ is now home to four dazzling, newly constructed 2-bedroom units and one 2150 Square Foot commercial space.

Metropark, LLC. is the developer, owner and manager of the former H.P. Hood Plant in Burlington. ‘The Hood” was purchased directly from H.P. Hood Inc. in 1998 after 50 years of continuous ownership. Monthly parking is offered in the Hood Plant parking lot. The Hood Residences Condominium, a copper-clad, 5-story building, was completed 2005.  The Freezer, is designed to complement the copper (which will patina to Turquoise) and cedar-clad Hood Residences and the existing Old Hood Plant.  Each building is unique, to create a vibrant street-scape, with attention paid to rooflines, which contributes to the vista of a city. The architect hired for  ‘The Freezer” was Burlington’s Smith Buckley Architects.

The Freezer Residential Apartments

All Units:

8’ Solid Mahogany doors with modern

Classic clear maple flooring and gray ceramic tile (12X24)

Walls and trim painted a soothing and modern white

Common Halls and Entryway

Grand building entrance door, mahogany with privacy glass sidelights and doorbells to each unit

6” X 24” modern tiles that resemble salvaged wood

Spacious entrance hall, with modern LED chandelier

Motion sensor lights

Generous, wide hallways

Custom stairs, with steel rails, beefy Douglas Fir plank stairs and perforated metal kickplates

Energy Star Rated

A super insulated shell of R-36 walls and R-60 ceilings

LED lighting, interior and exterior

Panasonic whisper light fans- 5 cfm’s continuously and motion sensor 100 cfm’s

Industrial ceiling fans

Mitsubuishi electric dual heating and cooling pumps

Spot electric wall heaters, in key locations


LED lighting, interior and exterior


Energy Star Rated Samsung appliances- refrigerator, gas range, microwave and dishwasher

Outdoor Space

Most units offer balconies with Lake Champlain and Adirondack views

Storage and Closets

ELFA The container store stainless closet systems

Community storage room with assigned lockable cages and bike storage hooks

Pantries, linen closets, laundry closets and ample clothes closets in each bedroom

Modern freestanding IKEA storage in bathrooms

Sound Proofing

Openings between units and interior walls caulked and sealed

High Tech sound padding installed under hardwood floor

Insulation installed in interior walls

Mass Loaded Vinyl installed on walls between units

Resilient Sound Isolation Clips installed between floors

Heat and Cooling

Mitsubuishi electric dual heating and cooling pumps

Gas Fireplaces- 24,000 to 36,000 btu high efficiency provide ambiance and additional heat

Spot electric wall heaters, in key locations

Panasonic whisper light fans- 5 cfm’s continuously and motion sensor 100 cfm’s

A super insulated shell of R-36 walls and R-60 ceilings, combined use of sprayed foam insulation and batting

Industrial ceiling fans

White speckled granite counters, high-quality maple Kraft Made kitchen cabinets painted a lovely ‘Chai’ color

LED under cabinet lighting

Oversized white subway tile backsplash

Grohe hand faucet,

Krause 16 gauge heavy duty stainless steel sink



Gas Fireplaces 36,000 BTU high efficiency gas fireplaces

Industrial ceiling fans

Clear maple flooring


All units are two bedrooms, with ample clothes storage and natural light


Kohler toilets

Grohe shower faucets, sink vanity faucets

LED lights

Panasonic whisper light fans- 5 CFM’s continuously and motion sensor 100 CFM’s


Washer and Dryer with leak trays are provided


Pella Integrity Windows

Bay windows to maximize views and natural light

Double height banks of windows flood natural light into units

The Freezer Commercial Space #100

Subcontractors of The Freezer Project:

Metropark, LLC. General Contractor  and design (Louis Natale and Anne Rothwell)

Smith Buckley Architects   (Miccal McMullan)

DeWolfe Engineering   (Zarabeth Duell)

Harrison Concrete (Marty and  Randy)

DMS Steel Manufacturing

Vermont Energy & Contracting

Nolan Electric   (Ryan and Andrew)

Lowe’s Kitchen Department – Kraftmade  (Roxane Frobel)

Hemingway Drywall

Brown’s Crane



Kamco drywall and densglass

Rice Lumber

Curtis Lumber


Doors by Brownell

Bennett Altavilla, Nic Cormier, Joe Charron, Kevin Greenblatt, Shannon Norseth, Pat O’Shea, Tony Shull  and Eli Trudeau.  

Brendan Mcinerney Photography

Kathy Lucas, Graphic Design

The Freezer at The Hood Plant
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