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Location: Woodstock, Vermont
We've covered some gorgeous modern interpretations of the humble gabled house recently and now, over in the picturesque Vermont countryside, there's an award-winning offering actually up for sale. Designed by Rick Joy, the noted American architect known for minimalist desert pads, Woodstock Farm explores instead the vernacular of rural northeast, arranging an elongated shingle-and-stone house and a cedar-shingle barn around a spring-fed pond and amid over 200 acres of woods and pastures.
The residence, which won Architectural Record's House of the Year title in 2010, features a 152-foot-long main house that Joy describes as a "loaf of bread." The stonewalled entrance, crafted from Lake Champlain bedrock, leads to a open living-dining area, followed by children's bedrooms, and then the master bedroom suite. One interior highlight is the 4-foot-wide by 6-foot-high windows that, as Architectural Record explains, "wrap up over the roof to become 10-foot-long skylights, framing dramatic views for the spaces within." Factoring in the two-story barn with guest accommodation, the whole property includes nine bedrooms and six bathrooms. It also comes with an indoor/outdoor basketball court, plus a trail system in the surrounding forest.
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