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Private Residence

Landgrove, vermont

Sited in an open meadow on a 50 - acre site in southern Vermont, this compact yet striking house draws on New England post and beam building traditions to create an energy efficient country retreat. Designed for a busy young family, this country getaway is intended for year-round use. The house, built atop a grassy knoll overlooking a beaver pond, is situated to capture the low winter sun and the prevailing summer breezes while enjoying dramatic views of the Green Mountains. The straightforward and economical plan is animated with a palette of natural and local materials including native river rock, standing seam metal roof, and a mix of cedar, shingle, and board and batten.