Here, finally, are some much-promised pictures of our brand new beautiful and spacious veranda! We are so pleased with the design, an extension of the building, seamlessly transitioning from inside to outside. We chose our finishes in natural hues– browns, ivories and natural wood (lightly whitewashed rafters)– so that the structure doesn’t call too much attention to itself. It’s organic and simple– as Pomme is!
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We were especially happy to discover special pendant lights and sconces (manufactured by a small company in Vermont called Hubbardton Forge, which are suspended in clusters in the pavilion. They relate not only to our globe lights in the reception space, but also to the globes of light dotting the woodland as night falls. There’s a brand new environmentally-friendly (and heel-friendly!) terrace designed by Terren Landscapes. It’s composed of recycled materials (Porous Pave), and sits adjacent to the pond, with an expanse of lawn beyond it. Lloyd Goodman, owner of the property, is the mastermind of the project.
Best yet, the space is usable year-round. In the warmer weather, the sides are pulled wide open and guests are out in the open air. In the cooler months, we pull the clear sides closed and heat the space with our industrial heaters. Guests can thus enjoy our beautiful surroundings at any time of the year. How wonderful is that– to be able to look out over a beautiful expanse of white woodland, cocktail in hand, and still feel warm and cozy!
By the way, if you are wondering (as many do ) where the swans go in the winter? They are always here, no matter how cold. This is their home! Last week we saw them paddling their way through a thin crust of ice, off to greet the guests!