Home Grown: A Wooden Home in Vermont

More than anything else, the use of local materials—many lifted directly from the site—lend this exquisitely designed Vermont home a solid, organic beauty.

The stone for the home’s six fireplaces and retaining walls was extracted on-site when the foundation and driveway were built. Designed for efficiency, the sides of this shallow, main floor fireplace curve inward. Five hundred feet of radiant tubing is coiled inside the stone to carry heat to the second floor. Most of the house has radiant floor heating, all connected to this central stone structure. The decor choices selected by the homeowner and his partner, an interior designer, harmoniously blend with the house design, recalling the synergistic pairing of Frank Lloyd Wright’s craftsmanship and love of Japanese design elements. Artfully intermingled with the Eastern influence are decidedly North American items such as the Teec Nos Pos Navajo rug and Stickley chairs pictured here.