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Magical Vermont Weekend Retreat with Custom Board and Batten Exterior

That weekend to Vermont is a trip that every New Yorker looks forward to. For many, it is their first beautiful trip that cements a lifelong relationship and for others it is a getaway that takes them away from the hustle and bustle of big city. With a distinctive exterior and a lovely landscape all around it the Board + Batten is a cozy retreat in Plymouth Notch that epitomizes this picture-perfect image of a dream vacation in Vermont. This private guest house with its striking T-shaped layout, black metal roof and board and batten exterior combines vernacular design with elegant modern aesthetics.

Board + Batten guest house with its distinctive roof and exterior

Birdseye Design decided to give the guest house an identity of its own with wooden siding, mirrored panels, floor-to-ceiling galls windows and metallic plates that fit into the board and batten pattern. The placement of each element adds to the overall aura of the house even as the private entry leads to an open plan interior that holds the kitchen and dining. A large fireplace becomes the focal point of the living area where the decorating style is distinctly minimal. Brooke Michelsen Design adopted an interior design that relied on simplicity, clean, refined finishes and a touch of textural contrast.

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Carefully concealed entrance surrounded by the board and batten exterior of the house
Painted board and mirror polish stainless steel along with lovely windows create a distinctive exterior
Wooden siding polished steel and glass panels along with the metallic roof make a big impression
Mirrored panels reflect the landscape beautifully even while blending into the Board and Batten pattern
Snow-covered landscape of Vermont around the retreat

The bedrooms are cleverly concealed from public view while the living area offers unabated views of the meadow and the forest beyond. A contemporary kitchen in gray and large, oversized pendants in black above the dining space put the final glam touches on an escape that seems even more magical as white winter and the Holidays come along.

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Fabulous fireplace in the living room becomes the focal point along with the view outside
Open and minimal living area of the Vermont retreat with minimal modern decor
Modern kitchen in gray with a touch of minimalism
Bedroom with a view of the snow-covered meadows and the woods beyond
Entry of the gorgeous Vermont getaway
Corner windows of the Vermont retreat give a glimpse of the polished interior
Lovely landscape around the beautiful and relaxing private guest house in Vermont

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