Three-floor, modern home with sunset reflecting in the nearly full western-facing wall of windows.
Southern facing side includes landscaping steps up to patio with fireplace and pool.
South-facing side of home as well as vignette of pool and patio.
Front entrance at dusk and on right interior staircase.
Second-floor living room with fireplace and seating, dining room and seating, and doors out to patio.
Third-floor view out deck toward Lake Champlain to the west.

Modern Hill House

Burlington, Vermont

This hillside home accomplishes a seemingly contradictory feat: being unabashedly modern, while one with the land.

The house steps out of the landscape, with a glass stair tower that rises to take advantage of unencumbered lake views. The slab roof extends upward and out over a third-floor terrace, providing shade that reaches deep into the living spaces. The modern exterior is a composition of dark cladding, large picture windows, and bold vertical lines that reach to the sky.

With this modern form, the house both complements and integrates with its surroundings. Terraced patios flank the main living spaces, with board-formed concrete walls that extend across the site.

The interior is designed to maximize lake views and natural light, with an open floor plan, high ceilings, and abundant glass. The main living quarters occupy the upper floors, with space for entertaining and dedicated areas for display of the owner’s extensive art collection.

Photography: Jim Westphalen
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