Online team, from left: Drew Liff; Eric Perry, still photographer; Jerry Hammarlund, photography assistant (and all-around good guy); Bruce Cole, photographer and digital media producer; Mary Graff, editorial manager; Jeannine Shipp, interactive planning director; Daniel Pratt, senior visual designer.
It’s our last day together: Two photographers headed home to Detroit this morning and the rest of our online team flies out of Vermont on Monday.
I like this town. Residents live, eat and breathe green. If you follow the slow food movement, you will appreciate what Stowe has to offer, both in terms of dining options and access to farm-fresh, organic produce, meats and cheeses. And don’t get me started on the pizza: Piecasso pizzeria became our go-to place for lunch and dinner.
And if you haven’t figured this out by now, I really like HGTV Dream Home 2011. After visiting for a few days and making myself at home, I more clearly understand architect Paul Robert Rousselle’s vision for this modern mountain lodge as a gathering place for generations of family members. I can just imagine kids hanging out in the ski dorm and running around on the ground floor while music blasts from the sound system and parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents chat in the gathering room. On a summer evening, the party would inevitably spill out onto the back terrace, which boasts gorgeous views of Mount Mansfield.
A group of us clicked through photos of the home’s interior yesterday. You are in for such a treat when the virtual tour launches in December. I consider one feature of the kitchen quite a construction feat – you won’t believe your eyes!
I am signing off for now. I leave Stowe knowing that the winner of HGTV Dream Home 2011 will be fortunate indeed.