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    A tour of the exterior provides a mosaic of architectural references to buildings on the farm. next>
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    A tour of the exterior provides a mosaic of architectural references to buildings on the farm.<back next>
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    A tour of the exterior provides a mosaic of architectural references to buildings on the farm.<back next>
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    A tour of the exterior provides a mosaic of architectural references to buildings on the farm.<back next>
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    The curved wall of the "tower" was inspired by an old round silo.<back next>
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    From the porch there is a sweeping view of the farm and valley below.<back next>
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    The sitting room with cathedral ceiling, centrally located stone chimney, skim-coat plaster walls, native ash floors.<back next>
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    Chimney detail: locally sourced stone was used to build the chimney of the central fireplace.<back next>
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    The clean lines of the interior: skim-coat plaster walls, ash wood and a stone chimney.<back next>
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    The main stair built of locally sourced ash leading to the master bedroom and balcony.<back next>
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    The clean lines of the 2nd floor balcony with steel and wood railing, and exposed steel and wood ceiling trussses above.<back next>
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    Detail of exposed steel and wood ceiling trusses and stone chimney.<back next>
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    A view of the dining area with locally sourced ash floors and windows facing east, south and west.<back next>
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    Ground Floor Plan<back next>
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    2nd Floor Plan<back next>
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    Elevations<back next>
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    Elevations<back next>
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    Section/Elevation Drawing<back next>
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    Wall Section<back next>
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    Framing drawings for the curved tower.<back next>
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    Detail drawings for the west entry eyebrow dormer.<back


The story of the house@elmgrove_farm begins with a beautiful setting on the hills of eastern Vermont... and a dream.  Built on the land of a family farm, the house draws upon the vernacular of existing buildings and exploits stunning views from the site.  A variety of locally sourced materials was used in the construction and finish work, from ash wood flooring and trim to a native stone chimney.  Detailing was meticulously executed, with proportions and geometric patterns echoing throughout the design.  The house was built to the highest standards of efficiency, achieving a five star Vermont certified energy rating.

Click through the slides above to view the finished house and select drawings, or scroll through the filmstrip below to follow the context, design and construction.


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