The Teahouse

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  • Price

    : $135 /night

  • Bedrooms

    : 1

  • Bathrooms

    : 1

  • Size

    : 210 Sq. Ft.

  • Address

    : Mountain Rd

  • City

    : Montgomery

  • State

    : Vermont

  • Country

    : USA

  • Zip Code

    : 05471

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  • Amenities :

    Heating, Internet, Free Parking, Pets Allowed, Kitchen, Shower, Hot Water, Family & Kid Friendly, Hot Tub


We had just wrapped up a job down the road. It was a job for a friend who wanted a Japanese pagoda clay studio to match his existing house. I’d always been fond of the house and it was really fun to build in that style. The traditional style of Japanese is fascinating. Many master craftsmen still use only hand tools and take years to finish every perfect detail. They don’t use sawsalls because they don’t make mistakes. The pagoda we built turned out really well and we decided the theme of the third cottage should be the same. Upon further research we realized a pagoda is technically more than one level. We had actually been building Chachitsus, or Teahouses. The red exterior really worried us. My friends who help me out with major color choices assured us it would be okay. It added a lot of time, but every time I look at the up turned fascia and soffit boards it makes me smile. Following suit with the others we went with cedar on the deck avoiding direct contact with pressure treated when ever possible.


The round window was a must to complete the look. Inside the floor is bamboo as well as the countertops. The cabinets were made on site with our faux shoji doors as a focal point. The timbers that comprise the structure of the building are local Hemlock and the trim is recycled, stained and once again given the up turned treatment. The textured walls and décor was all picked out by Shawna, who has taken countless trips to the big city since this project began and really honed her interior decorating skills. The finishing touch was the arbor or pergola we made to serve as the entryway. It was one of three. The second is in front of parents house and the third was a wedding present and sits in front of the clay studio that spawned the idea.



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Location : Mountain Rd

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