They started in the swimming pool and
ended up with a simple site-built steam
box, but along the way builder George
Hubbard, of Hubbard Construction, in
Williston, Vt., and job foreman Bob
Blodgett learned how to bend wood efficiently
right on the site.
The 4-foot-radius curved balconies —
two of them — came about as an afterthought,
though you'd never know it to
look at them. "The plan didn't originally
call for a porch on the front of the house,
but the best views were in that direction,"
said Hubbard. "So we built the balconies
to give access to a second-story porch
above the front portico."
Though the frame-and-panel finish
treatment was familiar, this was the first