French Provincial Estate
This residence combines a European exterior with an interior reminiscent of a Canadian ski lodge and finishes with a mariner’s touch. The owners liked the stone of French provincial architecture, the vaulted and beamed ceilings and large fireplaces of ski lodges they had visited in British Columbia, and the orderly, cozy feel of a sailing craft. The famous granite quarries of nearby Barre supplied the thick stone for the exterior. To give the roof texture and scale, slate shingles graduate in thickness and length. Other fine details include cabinets and built-ins of jatoba and tropical mahogany that evoke images of teak and mahogany bright work of ships. In the gable ends, thick textured stucco combines with rustic woodwork to achieve an Alsatian half-timber look. The main bathrooms have large limestone tiles or honed black slate. In order to take advantage of striking Mount Mansfield views, while diminishing its scale from the approach, the home is nestled in a wooded hillside.
Design by GKW Working Design