Architecture studio in Vermont bird’s eye Referred to nearby barn To fully develop the details of this rural retreat on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Homestead is located in South Hero, Vermonton a 12.6-acre site that slopes toward Lake Champlain.
It is surrounded by several farms, including the immediate neighbor of the barn building which influenced Birdeye’s design.
“The area is famous for its agricultural landscapes from pastoral farms,” he said. bird’s eyea studio based in Richmond, Vermont.
“The single floor concept was a response to the scale of the surrounding context. The existing adjoining farmhouse includes a large timber-framed gambriel barn and a chicken coop with a gabled roof.”
The residence was completed in December of 2021 and consists of four gabled volumes oriented parallel to the shoreline and connected to each other by a long gabled walkway.
This design creates a variety of outdoor spaces between the primary volumes, including an outdoor carport, a more formal courtyard and a patio overlooking the water.
Birdseye placed the residents’ living spaces on one level, to avoid making the house stand out among its neighbours. The architecture studio also noted that this configuration makes the entire house accessible from the outside.
Visitors enter the house from the symmetrical entry courtyard into the main entertaining volume, which is located in the center of the building and contains an open plan kitchen, living and dining room.
At the end of this space, a black steel fireplace anchors the room and is surrounded by deep sofas. Birdseye collaborated with interior designer Brooke Michaelson.
Three bedrooms are located in the suite closest to the lake, providing residents with the best views of the water.
The third suite contains a garage and a small library.
Another detached garage is located a few steps away and connected to the house by a covered driveway that is an extension of the driveway.
“Repetition of details, window type and size, rafters tails, a fixed seam roof, vertical cedar sides stained black, and single-story gables with matching pitches all contribute to the calm, pastoral aesthetic; harmonious with the landscape,” the studio said.
In the future, the owners intend to include an additional structure closer to the lake, which can be positioned to align with the house’s driveway.
The studio explained, “The common driveway is located on the axis of the Cove Lake estuary and extends as a path to the cabin of the future.”
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Photography by Erica Allen studio Unless otherwise noted.
general contractor: O’Neill Builders, LLC
Structural Engineer: engineering projects
Landscape Architect: Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture
Survey: Powerman engineering
interior design: Brock Michaelson Design