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two deep built-in shelves on the right. The
shelves are robust enough to double as sleeping niches (impromptu bunk beds) for visiting kids. At the far end of the hallway is a tidy
master bedroom with a covered porch.
From the mudroom, a staircase leads to
the second floor — a space that makes a serious statement. An open living room, dining
area, and kitchen are housed under the cathedral ceiling, while ship-ladder stairs connect
to a tiny sleeping loft suspended from the
ridge beam. Vertical windows, rising 17 feet
from floor to ceiling, create a wall of glass
that frames a view of forest, ski trails, and the
craggy Jay summit. Decks on several levels
connect the modern interior to the peaceful
Throughout the house, the vibe is clean
and uncluttered. The walls are white, with
minimal artwork. The ceilings are varnished
plywood. The floors are made of concrete or
wood, the countertops, simple Vermont slate.
There’s also a notable lack of gadgets: no TV,
no Internet, no electronic devices, or video
games. “We did that on purpose,” says Jim,
who grew up in Vermont and has family there.
“When we spend time in the house, the kids
have to strike up conversation. They participate
snow slides easily from the metal roof, which resembles a paper airplane or
a bird’s wing. From the low, one-story profile on the eastern end of the house,
the roofline rises dramatically to create an open, two-story space at the
western end, where expanses of glass provide a view across the Vermont
woods to Jay Peak. The master suite lies beneath the gabled eave that juts up
midway along the sloping roofline.