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    Viewed over a meadow from the south, the house sits comfortably on the site with a sense of belonging in place. The south-facing roof pitch is ideal for locating solar PV panels. next>
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    Dressed for Halloween and flying the skull and crossbones, the street view reveals classic roof lines and an assembly of volumes that make up interior spaces of the house.<backnext>
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    A set of steps leads to a wide porch at the main entry of the house.<back next>
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    Viewed from the back, the different volumes of the house become apparent, with the lower block of the ground-level master bedroom set for privacy, and views to undeveloped land.<back next>
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    The south side of the house includes the entry to a 3-season sun porch and sloped roofs for mounting solar PV panels.<back next>
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    Viewed over a meadow from the south, the house comes into its own, sitting comfortably on the site with a sense of belonging in place.<back next>
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    View from the entryway to the open plan of the kitchen/dining area.<back next>
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    The interior of the house was designed with a wide open plan for the living, dining and kitchen areas. Interior finish work is meticulously done in a traditional Vermont style.<back next>
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    The interior of the house was designed with a wide open plan for the living, dining and kitchen areas. Interior finish work is meticulously done in a traditional Vermont style.<back next>
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    A classic "Vermont" window accentuates the roof lines in a 2nd floor guest bedroom with wide pine floors.<back next>
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    An interior window brings daylight to a 2nd floor room and provides a light-well to the dining area below.<back next>
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    An interior window brings daylight to a 2nd floor room and provides a light-well to the dining area below.<back next>
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    The floor plans show an open ground floor layout with the master bedroom and 2nd floor rooms partitioned off for greater privacy.<back next>
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    Long elevations showing classic roof lines and locations of solar panels.<back next>
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    Main gable end elevations.<back next>
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    Framing Plans<back next>
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    Cross Section Drawing With Roof Truss Design<back next>
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    Long Section Drawing With Roof Truss Design<back next>
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    Double Stud Wall Section Drawing<back


Designed for a couple with an interest in bringing the amenities and support of community living close to home, the Thompson Road House is built in the context of a village setting. The house combines the classic lines and materials of a distinctly Vermont style to further a tradition of building for contemporary living. Many energy saving features were incorporated in the design including a highly efficient double stud wall construction and PV panels for solar electricity.

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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