a seating area in the upstairs
hall (facing page, bottom) is a
cozy place to relax over a game of
chess. Decad and Favreau spend
about five months a year in
Vermont — two to eight weeks in
summer, returning during the fall
foliage season and for Christmas.
“We usually avoid mud season,”
matching bureaus flank the Thermador
range in the kitchen (facing page, top).
Andrew Martin Lumberjack wallpaper plays to
the casual vibe of the room. Favreau designed
the custom island with a raised glass bar that
accommodates chairs from RH. Lights above the
island and pendants at the windows are from
Thomas O’Brien. To create an open feel, Favreau
avoided wall cabinets so dinnerware is stored in
a free-standing glass case in the corner.
gary decad carries firewood into the kitchen
(below), where a table made from railroad
ties on a chrome base is paired with a rustic
wooden bench for casual dining. The glass ball
chandelier was designed by Favreau. Decad
and Favreau dubbed their Vermont homestead
Hubbleshire Farm — spelled out in colorful
giant tin letters on the kitchen wall — after
Hubble, their Havanese bichon.