2 visitor parking
3 seasonal stream
5 main house
7 storage shed
BUILDER Mike Laframboise Custom Carpentry
HIGH ON THE SIDE OF SNAKE MOUNTAIN IN Weybridge, Vermont, sits a house that’s warmed by wood, wired for sound, and open to the stars. More than most homes, it reflects the interests and passions of its owners. Bruce Bayliss, a retired private-school
headmaster, is both a woodworker and a woodsman. He enjoys cut-
ting the 10 cords of firewood that feed his furnace during the long
Green Mountain winters. His wife, Michele Hernandez Bayliss,
works from home as an author and college admissions consultant.
She is also a lifelong audiophile who has outfitted her office with
high-performance speakers and sound-absorbent panels designed by an
audio engineer. But in the evenings, she is likely to be studying the night-
time sky from her rooftop observatory, where a glass roof rolls back to reveal
a 16½ -inch Dobsonian telescope.