For the past 15 years, HGTV has been giving away a Dream Home to one lucky winner. This year, the home is a spacious ski retreat in Stowe, VT, that can house up to 14 people comfortably. It sounds like the perfect destination for ski bums who want to bring a posse of friends for some weekend adventuring.You can enter twice a day to win the home, whose exterior architecture was inspired by Adirondack Great Camps from the late 19th century. The home is quite lovely, with most furnishings provided by Vermont-based Ethan Allen. Modern art, thoughtful designs, including a bunk room for wedging in as many pals as possible, and ski- and outdoor-adventure-oriented features make this the perfect ski lodge.
I recently had the chance to chat with designer John Gidding and builder Jack Thomasson about the home's layout and construction. Keep reading to watch a video discussing some of my favorite features in the house and to take a tour of the spaces I mention in the interview.