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I hadn't seen the barn we have been building in Pomfret for some time...last time the main floor was covered with door fabrication, steel pipe tracks, and tools everywhere. Today...while not quite finished--it was an entirely different scene with the walls insulated, the stalls covered, doors almost all hung....and doug fir posts and recessed panels everywhere due to the inspiring initiative of our clients and the perseverance of the crew who will settle for nothing less than the best. The site is gorgeous beyond words--a little slice of heaven in Vermont in rolling meadows with a pond nearby as close to pastoral perfection as one could aspire.
The Maine travel crew--soon on their way to Easthampton LI where they'll be building a beautiful home near the coast--have been living with us for the last several months and worked in the cold, mud, rain, wind and now snow to bring this to fruition. Our clients have shown us grace upon grace month after month--and even with inevitable delays and some unexpected problems to resolve that none of us anticipated--have never ceased to be appreciative and kind in their communication and hospitality. They are both respected veterinarians who enjoy animals--and those who live here will no doubt experience a level of love and care anyone would long for. We have built a number of horse barns over the years but the degree of thought and detail designed into this was a real learning curve for me as our clients taught me not only some lovely design execution but also a level of user friendliness and practicality for the long haul I never imagined.
And...this is close to home....so checking in, meeting with crew and clients, and taking progress pictures did not involve a many mile marathon down south or out west. It has simply been beautiful.