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All of the finishes in the home are made with natural materials found close to Middlebury. Linseed oil from the flax plant, a crop commercially harvest in the Northeast, makes up the main ingredient in the vertical wood finishes, like the bedroom walls, natural hard waxes coat the flooring, and paint made from eggshells covers the interior walls.

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