From the coastal classics of Cape Cod and the Federal town homes of Boston’s Beacon Hill, to Vermont farmhouses and New Hampshire’s seacoast Victorians, New England has a long history of iconic architectural styles.
But, what if one wants to step away from the classics and own a property inspired by locations beyond New England? LandVest boasts great properties that transcend classic New England architecture and transport you to locations all over the globe. Inspired by travel, family, or history, each of these properties is unique in that you can feel a world away, right at home.
LUXURY LOG HOMES
Since their original straightforward single-room cabin to the complex floorplans and design elements, the log home evokes rustic living. Hand-hewn lumber, hammered copper, and stone floors add luxury touch to the unpretentious warmth of a log home. No need to travel to the Rockies for mountain life. Here are two great options to own right here in New England:
INFLUENCED BY THE ITALIAN VILLA
Described by LandVest Vice Chair, Ruth Kennedy Sudduth, as a “sense of civilization amidst rural peace and privacy,” the Italian-inspired Heath Hen Meadow Brook evokes a villa set along the shores of Lake Garda. Designed by Frank Sewall Owen at the request of its original owner who spent her winters in Northern Italy, the stucco home surrounds a stone courtyard amidst gardens, orchard and hundreds of acres of conserved land. A private retreat, minutes from the commuter rail with direct access into Boston. Significantly quicker to get to than a flight to Milan.
DESIGNED WITH A EUROPEAN COUNTRYSIDE IN MIND
When New England Hall of Fame Interior Designer Dalia Tamari decided to devote 3 years to designing and building this 6,700± sq.ft. European-influenced country home, her first step was to select one of New England’s most renowned destinations, the Berkshires. The exceptionally-designed home features open entertaining areas and a kitchen built for gathering friends and family. At its center, the distressed 64”X108” island was flown in from England and installed before the walls could be built around it. The high-end appliances are discreetly tucked away in handmade distressed cabinetry from Chalon, England.
A PLAYFULLY INSPIRED TREEHOUSE
Designed by famed architect David Sellers, twice named as one of the top 100 architects in the world and noted for bringing the “outside in”, the property is fully constructed with trees. The Treehouse offers open and high ceiling common rooms along with cozy spaces using natural materials, stone gathered from the property for the main massive fireplace, and multiple wood-beamed balconies. Looking for a place to escape the city on the weekends? The Treehouse will have you immediately feeling one with nature.