This new replacement home and winter escape, just miles from Okemo Mountain in the sleepy hilltown of Belmont Vermont, was the result of the clients very strong emotional connection to the original farmhouse that was past the point of a realistic renovation. The lines of the original home were copiously studied and recreated into a building with the same appeal and scale from the street.
Sloping sharply off to the north, the house sits over a gurgling brook leading to a pond on the property, providing the opportunity for a walk out super insulated basement, doubling the size of the home which maintains a quaint and demure historic face to the country road just yards from the center of the village. A new kitchen and patio were completed as phase 2 in 2016, designed by long time design colleague and brother, Peter MacLean in Chelsea, Vermont. ( see https://pcmaclean.carbonmade.com/about)