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Vermont’s Newest Fine Furniture Showroom: Red or White?

June 25th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh

Vermont's Newest Fine Furniture Showroom: Stonehurst

Which color do you like best?  Red or white?  No, I’m not talking about wine.  I need your help choosing the color of Vermont’s Newest Fine Furniture Showroom: Stonehurst.

The grass is finally beginning to fill in at Stonehurst, our new fine furniture showroom.  The past few months have seen a flurry of activity while Bob Furlone and American Construction finished their last few projects.  This week they will complete the installation of indoor and outdoor lighting and be nearly done with renovations.

But the rest of us will still have plenty of projects left, and one of them is exterior painting.  So I have an opinion question for you.  In the first photos of Stonehurst which were taken in 1869, the house looked much as it does in today’s photo above, except the entire building was painted white:

Stonehurst, Our New Fine Furniture Showroom as it was in 1869

Stonehurst dates back to about 1790 in Vernon’s town records but this 1869 photo (given to me by Town Historian, Barbara Moseley) is the earliest photo I’ve seen.  The building was painted all white back then.

Sometime-probably in the 1940s the exterior was painted barn red, when Stonehurst was transformed by Elsie and Romey Racine into the Pine Top Ski Area.

Stonehurst was renamed Pine Top in the 1940s when it became a popular ski area

Stonehurst was painted red and renamed Pine Top in the 1940s when it became a popular ski area.  Which color do you prefer?  White or red?

My preference is to restore Stonehurst to its original white color, but I’m getting some push back from those who have grown really fond of the familiar red color.

So what do you think?  Red?  Or white?  And remember I’m not talking about wine.   Let me know in the comment section below or on our Facebook.

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3 Responses to “Vermont’s Newest Fine Furniture Showroom: Red or White?”

  1. John ONeil says:

    It would look nice either way; however, it is absolutely stunning the way it is. The red as a trubute to the past and the white with its clean lines speaks to a new birth and purpose. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  2. Alan Farabaugh says:

    It’sPretty Obvious. I’mSureKenHasAlreadyToLd You, ButHeShouldHaveDemanded STeeler BlackAndGold

  3. Sean says:

    I used to think I liked the red better. It made me think of the Classic Red Farm Houses and Barns in Vermont. After seeing the white everyday going to work I am leaning more towards the white. It seems more Classy. So I think White over Red. Classy over Classic.

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