Have you seen the HGTV Dream Home 2011 yet? I caught the show on New Year’s Day and was excited to see that it’s in Stowe, Vermont. As I mentioned last week, I’ve always had a fantasy of living in Vermont, so maybe this is my chance, right? Take a look around and tell us what you think of the place.
The first room off the entry is the kitchen, which features massive vaulted ceilings and an impressive, 20′ tall stainless-steel hood over the island stove:
They used desk chairs in the dining room, which make the eating area look a little too “conference room-y” to me, but my kids would love rolling around the house in them…
An old 7′ x 7′ barn door is the attention-grabber in the living area. I wish it actually functioned as a door, opening into the next room, but it’s apparently just for looks:
The master bedroom has cranberry-red walls, menswear fabrics, and antique walnut and poplar doors that were stripped of paint for a more rustic look:
Behind a set of tall curtains in the bedroom is the master bath (I’d personally prefer doors, but that wouldn’t look nearly as dramatic):
The “Ski Dorm” is designed to house lots of young guests–up to 8 in one room:
The bathroom is, too, with three sinks and several toilet and shower stalls:
The colors in the Gathering Room were inspired by Vermont’s famous fall foliage:
I was disappointed by last year’s Dream Home in New Mexico, which wasn’t really my style, but I could go for a vacation home in the mountains like this. Heck, I might even take up skiing!
The big windows and views alone sold me on the place, so I’ll throw my name in the hat. Will you? (You can enter the sweepstakes here.)