The exterior design of HGTV Dream Home 2011 is inspired by resort architecture, namely Adirondack Great Camps, circa 1860s-1920s.
This year's HGTV Dream Home, following in the Great Camp tradition, utilizes locally sourced building materials that connect the home to its surroundings.
The tongue-and-groove, square-edge plank door, crafted from reclaimed hemlock, is protected by a gable overhang, constructed on-site.
A separate entrance to the mudroom allows guests to remove ski apparel and equipment before moving into formal interior spaces.
Dormers on the roof are stepped out to accommodate the home's boiler vent.
The gable end soffit is supported by large hemlock timbers. Hemlock was cut and milled locally for this project.
Views of Mount Mansfield can be enjoyed from every vantage point, a credit to the HGTV Dream Home design and build team.
A seamless transition is made from pine siding to windows.
Boulders reclaimed from the property serve as rustic steppingstones.
Local river stone serves as both a decorative border and drainage bed.
The front patio, paved in bluestone, features two hemlock columns that support a gable end overhang. Rock bases were hand-scribed on-site by craftsmen.
A sewage grate purchased at a local architectural salvage center serves as a boot scrape at the mudroom entrance.
Rebar, fed through the hemlock columns into each column's rock base, provides structural support.
Contemporary lighting fixtures serve as a foil for more rustic exterior features.
Downlights add drama during evening hours and serve to spotlight the home's most outstanding features.