This modest residence is situated on the northern edge of an existing hay meadow with a view south to the Green Mountains. This house adjoins 65 acres of preserved land that is part of local efforts to improve the Lewis Creek Watershed. The net-zero house features a 15 kW solar array, with a battery backup providing auxiliary power when required.
Primary living and gathering spaces are oriented toward the southern view and sun. Smaller service spaces are configured along the north side of the home, facing a wooded area. While the house echoes the domestic forms of rural Vermont, close inspection reveals a dynamic and contemporary expression. The open floor plan enables various living configurations that can be adapted as a young family grows.Photography: Ryan Bent Photography