A pair of chairs nestles against the stacked stone fireplace. Overlooking the valley below, this quiet corner displays the artistic use of native material. The garden gate, made by a local craftsman, showcases a leaf formed from rhododendron and mountain laurel branches. The stone on the fireplace, pulled straight from the mountain, meets a green guideline: Using native materials cuts down on energy costs because they didn’t have far to travel.
Photos by Jean Allsopp
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