how a Vermont home built in 1825 is about to become a small luxury inn
run by people in my family. The next question is, “Can I get a discount?”
I have to say this is the craziest thing I think any of us have ever
done. Well, except for maybe the ebay purchase of a certain antique fire
truck by a brother of mine.
This project is also a fantastic example of how great ideas can come to
fruition with the right people at the right time and A LOT of hard work.
It almost seems like the actual renovation is easy part compared to all
the planning and preparation that has had to fall into place.
Living 1600 miles from the main action in Vermont has also helped me
appreciate the talents of each member of my family and how everyone
seems to find a place to help. One person is great at getting permits,
one person is great at finding good deals on furniture, another has a
great eye for color, yet another is hip to all the trends in technology
and style. Everyone has been able to come together to get the job
done–in spite of disagreement, frustration and chaos. It's exciting to
have project where every member of the family is able to share one or
more of their talents to get the job accomplished.
When the Snapdragon Inn is finished, I think our guests will certainly
feel a sense of contemporary luxury in a secluded New England village.
They will also be experiencing the result of a family and friends
working together to make a dream a successful reality.