The exterior has an Eastern simplicity that belies what the interior holds.
The interior is dramatic. Two of my favorite features are the very high ceilings which give the house an incredible sense of spaciousness,
And the vast expanses of windows which are all unadorned. The house has unimpeded views of the surrounding landscape from every angle.
The jewel in the kitchen is a cobalt blue Lacanche range with a pretty backsplash of Dutch Delft tiles.
Also, it is rare for me when on these jobs to feel such an affinity for the home owner's decorating style. I loved the liberal use of chandeliers and oversize mirrors throughout the house. It has a very European feeling.
And those urns are fairly stunning.
Something else I loved about this house...it is one story. I am a fan of single-level living, and always have been. The two apartments I have inhabited remain favorite spaces. I wonder what that says about me?
The acreage features a large barn and I had to include this beautiful photo that Tim - who is truly an artist - took of a small section of it. The day we shot these photos the temperature was below zero. You can see the cold in the glass panes.
For more photos and information about the house (for those of you looking for the perfect Vermont escape) visit the property website.
And I will leave you with a funny story in the theme of 'wearing many hats' - a few years ago I was moving into an office in a small building in town that housed mostly mental health practitioners and massage therapists. My door was open as a technician from the phone company was there installing the phone and fax lines, and my 'neighbor' stopped by to welcome me to the building. She asked if I was a psychiatrist and I said, "No, I am a decorator." From the floor the phone technician piped up, "Isn't that the same thing?"