There’s something about curling up inside on a cold winter evening surrounded by the rustic comforts of a welcoming, good-old, country style home. Strong barn beams, stone hearths, wood paneling, barn-style doors and more encompass these six charming homes. From antique residences to unique, contemporary structures, the rustic atmospheres seamlessly combined with sheer luxurious amenities and features in each of these homes present the perfect opportunity to slip on those warm, fuzzy slippers, light some candles and relax by the fire for the night.
381 Leonhardt Road—Becket, MA
From the windows of this stunning Massachusetts home, residents can enjoy 50-mile panoramic views of Mt. Greylock and Vermont while reclining by one of two custom stone fireplaces. Imagine having the luxury of returning to the ideal, country atmosphere offered at this custom post and beam home after a day of winter sports at the nearby Ski Butternut or Jiminy Peak Mountain! Its sleek finishes, yet rustic style are perfect for a true New England lifestyle in the pastoral, natural surroundings of the beautiful Berkshires.
165 Wellington Drive—Stamford, CT
Living in this home presents an interesting combination of rustic, backwoods style and smooth, contemporary features. The residence is meant to embrace its surrounding 1.14 acres of woodsy land, while maintaining an overall mid-century modern feel. This focus on nature and the outdoors adds to the rustic, yet elegant ambiance that comprises the home—a unique, private escape in Stamford.
6 Opening Hill—Madison, CT
The guest house of this incredible, historic circa 1720 home offers the striking design expertise of renowned architect Philip Johnson. With its glass walls and barn-style beams, the structure exemplifies rural history partnered with sophistication and great comfort.
20 Mike Road—Litchfield, CT
Although initially appearing to be a traditional Colonial-style home on the outside, the interior of this unique Litchfield County residence is full of meticulous details resembling a rustic retreat in the country. Natural elements of New England embody nearly every room of the immaculate structure, from its 34-foot high, hewn white pine beamed living room ceiling, to its stone fireplaces and walnut-finished floors. This home is definitely the spot to unwind and warm up in luxurious style after a cold winter day outside.
142 Trailside Road—Windham, NY
This one-of-a-kind mountain chic and contemporary style home is a magnificent blend of ski-house appeal and modern luxury set upon a mountaintop. Located just steps away from the slopes of Windham Mountain, the 5,150 square-foot, wood-paneled residence features rooms ideal for a cozy, post-skiing evening in. Whether warming your toes by the wood burning stove, or relaxing by the living room stone fireplace amid an atmosphere of hand-scraped walnut floors, wood beamed cathedral ceilings and expansive windows with unbeatable surrounding views, this home epitomizes a ski lover’s finest dream.
67 Squire Road—Roxbury, CT
Originally a barn, this now reconstructed, antique home, which overlooks 10 acres of pastoral land that neighbors a 50-acre land trust, embraces nature and the simple beauties in life to the fullest. The residence’s interior design maintains authentic elements of its former barn structure, while adding stylish, more modern comforts and accents of color throughout. 67 Squire Road is just the place to appreciate the snug and relaxing atmosphere of a frigid February evening at home.