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A Vermont Post & Beam For All Seasons

When I first saw pictures of this home, there was just something about it that looked familiar. When I discovered where it was located, everything fell into place; I knew this area like the back of my hand. This home is located just a stone’s throw away from my old stomping grounds.

The post and beam home was built with extended family in mind who all take part in year-round outdoor activities. Anyone who is familiar with Vermont knows it has become a four season vacation destination. Skiing, snow mobiling, leaf peeping, white water rafting and mountain biking are just a few of the many pastimes Vermont offers in abundance. The homeowners wanted to be able to accommodate their family members as well as have the storage space for all the gear. A barn style home suited their needs perfectly.

While this home is not small, its footprint is quite simple. One large rectangular main barn structure, with bump-out for added floor space, and an ell off one side. The walkway to the carriage house/garage gives this house an added unique architectural feature. In order to accommodate the sloping site and a desire not to have the carriage house on the same horizontal plane as the home, the Yankee Barn Homes designers worked out a creative and visually appealing solution.

Rustic, yet refined is a key phrase to use for this home, both inside and out. The main barn structure houses the great room, dining room, kitchen and study. While the great room has an open lofted space, the other rooms have lower ceilings to balance out the design.

The kitchen is housed in the area below the loft…

…which in turn leads to the dining room and study.

On the other end of the study is the entryway. It is housed in the ell and creates the perfect “barrier” space between the public areas of the home and the private master bedroom suite.

I could go on and on about this home but it would actually require at least two posts. So check back, as I will definitely have more on this home in the future.

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