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1 front entry
2 study/media room
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5 dining room
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1 childrens’ rooms
4 exercise room
5 master suite
7 breakfast area
8 powder room
10 sun porch
grown leisurely over several generations.
Wherever possible, materials were obtained regionally, such as New
Hampshire granite for the chimney, Maine bluestone of the terraces and
entrance hall floors, and clapboards from Vermont. The house also includes
wood recycled from the early modern house that was razed on the site.
Much of the interior is constructed of oak salvaged from a Pennsylvania
barn. This marvelous ancient wood was planed for the floors, milled for
cabinetry and stairs, and enlisted as exposed ceiling beams. Most dra-
matic of all is the oak-wrapped chimney that rises two stories between
the entrance hall and the living space; its notched oak planks recall a log
house or a Finnish sauna. Massive oak columns set off the kitchen area,
while an unusual recessed ceiling defines the living area. The bluestone
fireplace in the living room provides a cozy sense of hearth, as well as a
striking contrast with the glass wall.