This fine home and barn create a balanced ensemble on a Vermont farm
This full time residence in Woodstock, Vermont is exquistely symmetrical and complemented with a matching three bay garage. The home is framed as an open barn shell, complete with massive span trusses and diagonal framing capable of supporting tons of lumber above. With all forces driven through the diagonals into the foundation, the house is strong as a bridge without any interior bearing walls, allowing their owner to frame as he wishes within without any constraints. This home contains a handicapped accessible elevator, over 1500 square feet of vertical grain beaded fir, slate floors heated with radiant heat, and fully insulated transoms and 6/6 double hung sash windows throughout, all manufactured to specification by Green Mountain Window. The shell was completed in one month with two full time and one part time Geobarn carpenters.
The owner has extensive experience in the home building industry, and has asked Geobarns to build him an office building next year (after the snow melts…).
I wanted to drop you a note to tell you that you did an excellent job constructing my home and garage. I know when we fist met and went over my ideas you seemed to have that “far away look” in your eyes, but you stepped up to the challenge and attached my plan with a vengeance. It was such a pleasure working with you from the planning stages all the way through to completion.
Your honesty, creativity and all-out hard work as a builder is unlike any tradesman I have ever worked with. There was never a question as to budget: we were right on the money!
I want you to know that my door is always open for you to show any prospective clients your great structures or to just stop by as a friend. Thanks for everything and I look forward to the next project!