A Perfect Holiday Home

The Ascutney floor plan is no stranger to this blog. With its natural siding and blue doors that look especially striking against the snow, this Vermont ski home has provided some of our most used pictures. However, we recently realized that although we’re in love with this timber frame home, we’ve never actually featured the plan itself. Since this ski home has a great plan for everyday living, and an open plan suited for holiday entertaining, now seemed like a great time to explore the Ascutney in more depth.

While it is a mid-sized home at 2753 square feet, the Ascutney is certainly feature-dense. From either the garage or the front porch you can enter the mudroom. This room has benches and vertical storage for ski equipment. Continuing from the mudroom to the main house is a “service wing”. This structure runs from the garage to home like a breezeway might, but is enclosed and contains the laundry room and lavatory. Near the entry to the main house, right off the kitchen, is the pantry. This “service wing” approach is very functional and frees up space in the rest of the home.

Leaving the wing you immediately see a home adept at hosting guests for holiday parties. There is a large kitchen to your right, with a large U-counter with island and seating. The dining area is to your left, with space for a long table and uninterrupted flow to the kitchen. Beyond the dining room is the great room, which is in turn connected by a wide entry to the dining room. The stone chimney houses an efficient Rumford fireplace facing the great room, while the other side of the chimney hosts an elegant woodstove.

The master bedroom suite does without a large walk-in closet, instead choosing to dedicate space to a sitting area. A large, blue armoire provides storage while maintaining continuity with the exterior blue doors. The master bathroom places a soaker tub in a bump-out, providing great views when relaxing. Identical vanities are provided on either side of the tub.

Upstairs, there is a central loft space overlooking the great room. On one side of the loft are two smaller bedrooms that share a bathroom. On the other side of the loft is a larger bedroom, almost rivaling the master bedroom in size, with its own walk-in closet and full bathroom. With these three great guest bedrooms, extended visitors will feel most welcome.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this more detailed look at the Ascutney plan. If this seems like a plan you would be interested in building, perfect for future holidays, please contact us today.