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Daily Dream Home: Raven Beach

Daily Dream Home: Raven Beach

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Located in beautiful and rustic Hyde Park, Vermont is acclaimed architectural designer Milford Cushman’s and interior designer Terri Gregory’s elegantly handcrafted home. The home known as Raven Beach sits on 10.7 acres including a rustic red pine forest in Hyde Park, just 11 miles from Stowe.

The three-bedroom main residence was completely rebuilt in 2012 from the galvanized roof to the red-oak flooring and eastern white pine siding to custom cabinetry that was chosen to reflect the owners’ love of natural materials and their commitment to the environment.

The home received first place in Fine Homebuilding’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards. Thanks to the home’s energy retrofit, it achieved a 5 Star Plus Energy Star rating.

Every inch of this classic contemporary 2,300 sq. ft. home, from its expansive great room to an elegant master suite, to its spacious, relaxing screened-in porch, bears the creative stamp of this talented design couple.

As part of the retrofit, the existing truss roof has been reinsulated using spray foam insulation at the eaves and 20” of cellulose insulation throughout. The exterior walls are now a 12” thick, double 2×4 wall assembly with dense pack cellulose insulation.

A high efficiency heat recovery ventilator (HRV) system has been installed to provide fresh air – a must when building such a tight exterior envelope. The entire house has been re-sided after the installation of a drainage plane.

Choices have been made to use local, environmentally friendly products from the local pine siding to the concrete countertops. The project has achieved a 5 Star Plus Energy Star rating and a HERS Index rating of 48.

In addition to this award-winning house, the property also includes four outbuildings that include a 2-car garage, an artist’s studio, a gear house and a canoe/kayak shed.

The forested lot also features expansive mature gardens that open onto classically Vermont, mountain views of the Worcester Range.

This home is listed for $950,000 with Pall Spera Realtors, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International.