Increasing a home’s square footage is the best way to gain space for more amenities, but the resulting home can feel like a very grand space. Similarly, cathedral ceiling great rooms are very popular these days, yet having a two-story tall ceiling in a room can make it feel a bit impersonal. This Timberpeg in North Pomfret, Vermont is a welcome change of pace. At 3470 square feet, plus loft area, it is a moderately large home, yet incorporates numerous features that engender the best feelings from homes both large and small.
From the outside, the steeply pitched roof is the first feature to catch the eye. Not only does it help to shed the heavy winter snows, it also makes for a great amount of usable space on the second floor while creating a more humble outline. As you approach the entryway, you notice the somewhat uncommon cross gable design. The cross gable is slightly lower in height than the front gable, which helps make the home feel more “human scale” as you approach it.
As you enter the home through its covered porch you arrive in the mudroom. There is plenty of closet space at hand, as well as a bench for applying footwear. A turn to the left takes you to the garage, or to the large office space located above. Turning instead to the right takes us to the main wing of the home and its oversized kitchen. The kitchen has a L-layout hosting the main sink, wall ovens and refrigerator, along with an island with six-burner stove and separate galley counter with prep sink. The kitchen also hosts an informal dining table.
The kitchen area overlooks the dining and great room areas. The dining area has great exterior views in two directions and access to a screen porch. The great room does not have a cathedral ceiling, but nonetheless lives up to its name. The windows and French doors provide great views to the surrounding mountains, while the large fireplace provides a focal point for the room. The back part of the main floor features a den, full bathroom and laundry room.
Upstairs are the three bedrooms. The two guest bedrooms are each quite spacious, and each have their own full bathroom. The master suite features a large walk-in closet and bathroom with separate soaker tub and separate vanities split by the shower. The master bedroom itself is centered on a tiled fireplace, a wonderful, romantic detail that we love to see in bedrooms. A stairwell on the second floor landing leads to a large third floor loft space with endless possible uses.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the North Pomfret Timberpeg home. If you’d like more details about this plan, please contact us. This home was built by our Independent Representative, David Anderson Hill. You can see even more photos of the home on his website and on the Timberpeg website.