• kpac1[1 of 20]
    The west elevation showing natural white cedar siding and standing seam metal roof framed by the boughs of a butternut tree. next>
  • kpac2[2 of 20]
    The south elevation with open deck and natural wildflower landscaping.<back next>
  • kpac3[3 of 20]
    Approaching the main entry with a meadow and the green mountains beyond.<back next>
  • kpac4[4 of 20]
    Bird's-eye view of the sitting room: interiors finished with native hard and soft woods, Vermont slate, and environmentally friendly paints.<back next>
  • kpac5[5 of 20]
    Bird's-eye view of the sitting room: interiors finished with native hard and soft woods, Vermont slate, and environmentally friendly paints.<back next>
  • kpac6[6 of 20]
    Open plan view from the asitting room to the kitchen area with exposed timber framing.<back next>
  • kpac7[7 of 20]
    Detail of kitchen central island.<back next>
  • kpac8[8 of 20]
    Open shelving partition between the kitchen and passage to the sitting room.<back next>
  • kpac9[9 of 20]
    Bird's-eye view of the office/guest room showing exposed timber framing and native spruce flooring.<back next>
  • kpac-10[10 of 20]
    2nd floor hall showing the simplicity of natural wood structural and finish details and white walls, with a window centered as an end focal point. <back next>
  • kpac-11kpac-12 [11 of 20]
    Drawing study and finished interior stained glass window depicting the western view from the house.<back next>
  • kpac13[12 of 20]
    Ground Floor Plan <back next>
  • kpac14[13 of 20]
    Second Floor Plan <back next>
  • kpac15[14 of 20]
    Loft Floor Plan<back next>
  • kpac16[15 of 20]
    South Elevation<back next>
  • kpac17[16 of 20]
    East Elevation<back next>
  • kpac18[17 of 20]
    North Elevation<back next>
  • kpac19[18 of 20]
    West Elevation<back next>
  • kpac21[19 of 20]
    Timber Frame Elevation<back next>
  • kpac20[20 of 20]
    Wall Section <back


KPAC house is located on an idyllic site with panoramic views of the Green Mountains of Vermont.  Designed to meet the needs of clients with an interest in an environmentally friendly energy efficient building, the house takes advantage of climate, location, solar orientation and views.  The structure of the house integrates the classic vernacular lines and tradition of post and beam framing with structural insulated panels to provide a maximum of efficiency and durability.  Natural, locally sourced materials were used in both the structure and finish details.

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.


kpac1 kpac2 kpac3 kpac4 kpac5 kpac6 kpac8 kpac12 kpac13 kpac14 kpac15 kpac16 kpac17 kpac18 kpac19 kpac20 kpac21 kpac22 kpac23 kpac24 kpac25 kpac26 kpac27 kpac28 kpac29 kpac30 kpac31 kpac32 kpac33 kpac34 kpac35 kpac36 kpac37 kpac38 kpac39 kpac40 kpac41 kpac42 kpac43 kpac44 kpac45 kpac46 kpac47 kpac48 kpac49 kpac50 kpac51 kpac52 kpac53 kpac54 kpac55 kpac56 kpac57 kpac58 kpac59 kpac60 kpac61 kpac62 kpac63 kpac64 kpac65 kpac66 kpac67 kpac68 kpac69 kpac70