The wooded site and stunning views made the challenge of resurrecting the unfinished house well worth the effort. BELOW: The soaring ceilings of the great room give the space its airy feel.
An architect and his clients join forces to bring an abandoned, unfinished Vermont house back to life. real estate developer Todd • Commercial Finard knows a good property deal when
he sees it. But the house he saw for sale in Stowe, Vermont, when he was hunting for a getaway for his family, left him scratching his head. The three-story, 4,900-square-foot structure boasted drop-dead views of Mount Mansfield and included a richly forested five-acre lot. Yet it had never been completed. It was basically just a post-and-beam shell, and was now in the hands of a bank. “The big question my wife, Andrea, and I had was, could we make this ours?” Todd recalls. “Or would we be buying trouble?” Enter architect David Boronkay. He had worked with the Finards on their main residence and had done numerous restoration and redesign projects in
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