One room, two views
Built in the early 2000s
Addition by Mindel and Morse Builders in 2016
This addition came about when our clients decided to turn their Vermont weekend home into their permanent residence. The expansion of the first floor to the South makes for a very spacious living area while capturing stunning mountain views to the East and West.
This house is all about enjoying the spectacular views of Vermont and New Hampshire mountains to their fullest. The addition pays tribute to that by opening views both to the East and West which until then was only possible from the 3rd floor cupola. At the same time, the south wall with its grand fireplace, cherry bookcases and paneling offers cozy sanctuary and is a worthy view of its own.
The addition was meant to become part of the overall design of the house on the exterior as well as the interior. The pitch of the roof and the height of the walls were carefully chosen to blend with the South elevation of the original house. On the inside, the combination of timber posts and cased beams in the addition mirrors the timber frame that is at the center of the existing house.
The big windows due East and West not only capture the views, but also let lots of light in, while the high trapezoidal windows on the south side let light in without overly exposing the room to the hot afternoon sun in the summer. Adding the ambient lights that run along the beams, there is pleasant light at any time of day or night.
Design: Stephen Lloyd