The beautifully restored Billings Farmhouse in Woodstock, Vermont, offers an interesting study in siding variations. Built in 1890, the building today is part of the Billings Farm Museum, a living-history working dairy farm. This detail view of the west side of the farmhouse illustrates the use of board-and-batten, shingle, and clapboard siding, combined with a variegated slate roof, making an interesting and unusual visual statement. This creative use of materials, particularly on a farmhouse, suggests that the original designer of the building had a very good sense of design and craftsmanship, as the rest of the house confirms.
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