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Artfully Inspired Mountain Residence

The surrounding Vermont countryside had a large impact on the design of this residence. A refined work containing many natural elements manipulated by highly skilled craftsmen, eclipse the challenges this site forwarded. The steep, narrow lot, with extraordinary mountain views became home to this modern take on the rustic mountain home.

Interior and exterior finish details include open rail wood stair with hand forged iron balustrade, gracious kitchen with stone counter tops, large center island providing seating for six comfortably, mud room with necessary built-ins. Natural materials are being used throughout: local maple, cherry, and tinted concrete flooring, soaring granite fireplaces on two floors built with local granite, local Vermont hardwoods for interior finishes, wood wall and ceiling finishes, and a wall of VT made antique reproduction brick in the walk out basement. Clear, vertical grain red cedar siding was applied, in numerous styles (clapboard, board and batten, horizontal channel, shingle, tongue and groove).

The house is sited for maximum solar gain and view. Walls of glass on south and west sides of the house allow winter sunlight to bathe the 1st and 2nd floors with light.

A highly efficient, self modulating line propane gas furnace has been chosen to supply 4,880 square feet with multi zone radiant heat.

Closed cell polyurethane foam insulation, provides a super-insulated building shell.

Rain screen exterior wall system, allows air to circulate behind the cedar siding thus allowing moisture to evaporate. The rain screen system extends the life of the cedar siding and keeps moisture from penetrating exterior wall sheathing.

Landscape features include: driveway entry and in-wall lighting, crushed blue stone finished driveway surface, stone walkways, flag stone patio on south side of living and dining rooms, planting of native grasses and sod type grass (immediately surrounding house),hand laid and boulder retaining walls, dozens of specimen and screening trees have been carefully planted.

Pure Vermont Building Company works with Efficiency Vermont to ensure the energy efficiency of our homes. An Efficiency VT project manager has been engaged to inspect and oversee the construction of this energy star rated home.

Architecture/design: Tektonika Studio Architects – Stowe, VT