Multi-Million Home is a Quintessential New England Covered Bridge Over a Babbling Brook
Welcome to the true land of covered bridges. Listed by Wade Weathers and Meg Kauffman of LandVest, this is a WOW home in Stowe, Vermont, that works with the rolling meadows to create an iconic, literal covered bridge home.
It's called Deerwood, and according to The Robb Report, is a $17.5 million home built by Jim and Mary Connacher, inspired by the iconic covered bridges of New England. It's around 140 feet long by 20 feet wide on a private cul-de-sac overlooking northern Vermont. The architect, Jim Strasman, made sure it fits harmoniously with the pastoral landscape.
There's a second four-bedroom home on this lush 240 acres of woodlands with five ponds, a tennis court, abundant gardens with sculptures, bike trails, and even an apple orchard.
In addition to the primary residence and wood-frame guest house, the property also features an equipment shed and a workshop that has an extra apartment above it as well. Now, being a Covered Bridge house, you'll see in the photos that the linear fashion encased in glass with soaring 18.5-foot ceilings throughout is a stunning open-plan space with wooden decks and trusses running along the length of each side with modern yet rustic decor. The stunning space includes a floor-to-ceiling slate fireplace, kitchen, dining room, and a living area, along with an enclosed sunroom.
There's also an office and library, plus an attached heated garage. With such a unique home, the custom furniture from local Vermont craftspeople is included in the $17.5 million price tag.
Deerwood, affectionately called Bridge House by locals and guests alike, is almost 4,800 square feet with two bedrooms and three bathrooms.