Ski Vacation Home Almost Completed

The dream ski vacation home is almost complete.  The windows face the mountains to the west anticipating the first snowflake.  Since the windows are highly energy efficient, the people inside will be comfortable no matter what Mother Nature conjures up.   This Timberpeg home also used SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) for the insulation, keeping the  northern NH weather outdoors.


One of the most striking features of the house is the turret.  The client challenged the architect to design a dramatic entry to span three levels, since the home is on a steep slope.  The turret and two curved stairways were Tom Samyn’s answer to the challenge.  The client was wise to include an elevator into the building plans as well, to help the aching legs move over the three levels after a full day of skiing the bumps!







Stone is as natural in New Hampshire as mountains are.  The use of stone at the base of this heavy timbered home supports it with grace and subtle strength.


When you enter the house, two curved stairways climb to the third level.  The stairs weren’t finished at the time of this posting.




The mill work  finishes  and details by Littleton Millwork harmonize with the timeless beauty of the timber framed interior.  The ceiling high in the entry is a stunning example of the high level of craftsmanship The Lawton Company provided in constructing this house.


Custom made cabinetry with carefully selected finishes show the initiative and creativity of the client.  Working closely with Samyn-D’Elia Architects ,the contractor The Lawton Co. and CRT Interiors, the client visited a number of suppliers before making her choices.

Of course, all the fun is not to be had only inside the house.  A large patio with a hot tub, barbecue area and fireplace will no doubt host many parties.

And when the snow starts coming down, this family of skiers will tune their skis and enter, via their own bridge,  onto Loon Mountain’s access ski trail to the base of South Mountain.

To see the progress of construction from the beginning

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