Built for the next generation, this modern farmhouse sits gently on the landscape and blends naturally with its surroundings. The setting sun glimmers in glorious evening hues and was a significant factor in the organization of rooms within the house. The major spaces – from living to kitchen to bedrooms – share this glow, bringing the immediate and distant environs to the house’s interior.
The house, orthogonal in plan, is linear along a north-south axis. The shape and form of the house volume are familiar, but the detailing and color tones have a modern sensibility, transforming notions of the traditional white Vermont farmhouse.
This residence takes some robust steps toward energy self-sufficiency with a thermal envelope designed to resist heat transfer and a rooftop solar array providing electricity. Hot water heating is provided by an advanced pellet boiler system fed by a hopper in the basement. This is a house designed for our time while expressing admiration for the historic architecture of New England.Photography: Rick Levinson