A winding drive leads through up through maple and then spruce forest, opening up to a vast mountain prospect under a glowing westward sky. On the edge of the clearing, almost growing out of the very rock that anchors it, the angular lines of a soaring form invite the eye to explore.
Stepping inside the sheltered corner entry, the home has an intriguing energy to it, with open flowing spaces and intimate eddies to pause and take in the sweeping views. A monumental wood-burning hearth is a gathering place for the family, for games and camaraderie after a day of adventures in the landscape just outside. Grand in scale and bold in presence, the comfort and thoughtful detail of this tailored retreat brings a satisfying balance in a refreshing setting.
type: single family home
location: west dover, vt
status: completed 2018
Working with Bryan, Bill, and Joan at Austin Design was a pleasure! From day one they took our ideas and expectations and brought them to life over the next two years. Bryan's attention to detail and thoughtfulness in every design choice is apparent. We couldn't be happier with our new home and look forward to spending many years to come enjoying it with family and friends.