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Here in northern Vermont, many homebuyers are searching for the farmhouse look — typically the simplified Greek Revival house common in this area. Most of these houses were built in the second half of the 19th century. Many require extensive renovation, and they rarely have the kind of open floor plans that most buyers are looking for. Our company builds spec and custom homes that mimic these Vermont houses on the exterior, but have more modern floor plans inside. Prominent features of the style are the wide frieze and corner boards, and, at the top of the corner boards, the cornice returns — the small projecting boxes where the eaves moldings turn the corner at