STORY BY BENJAMIN LERNER PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY PARK MCCULLOUGH
Park McCullough Historic Governor ’ s Mansion : A Landmark of Love
Walking through the spacious halls of the Park McCullough Historic Governor ’ s Mansion , the intricate decorative details on the woodwork and ornamental plaster seamlessly blend together in impeccable aesthetic harmony . Elegant gas chandeliers hang from high , majestic ceilings , shining down on lavish marble fireplaces and opulent custom-made furniture . Designed by famed 19th century architect Henry Dudley , the house is a brilliantly-imagined architectural mélange of Victorian , Gothic , and Italian traditions , with the prevalent Second- Empire Victorian influence clearly evident in features such as its classic mansard roof . Staring out of its bay windows at a vast expanse of pristine and unspoiled Vermont farmland , hills and forests , one would be hard pressed to find a more peaceful and revitalizing view .