No place like home

A landscape accustomed to unusual, eye-catching architecture — think yurts in Grog Kill, or Clarence Schmidt’s twice-built, twice-burned, foil-wrapped masterpiece atop Ohayo Mountain — will soon welcome an addition to the genre, as a soaring, steeple-topped house rises on a wooded hillside off Wittenberg Road.

Tyrone Featherly, a Nantucket-based designer and builder, is crafting the distinctive dwelling for a Brooklyn couple, Burke Heffner and Veronica Varlow, whose previous house on the site, a one-story cottage, met the fate of Schmidt’s mirrored creations when it was destroyed in a fire last spring.

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