In 2020, our clients gave us a design brief to develop this second version of the house project, located on the island of Grand Isle in Vermont, which now includes planning for two pavilions connected by a central volume as an entrance. Building 1 includes the main living areas of the residence and the service areas including a mezzanine where two bedrooms are fitted out. The siting of the building frames the western view overlooking the opposite shore of Lake Champlain and the mountain ranges on the horizon. The west facade includes a large area of glazing also allowing to benefit from the solar orientation, the view of the landscape and the sunsets. The envelope has the high level of thermal performance required by Vermont energy regulations. Exterior finishes to the roof and walls include steel siding, wood and granite panels. The same are used for the interior finishes, furniture and equipment in the kitchen and bathrooms. Building 2 has a piano lounge also overlooking the views and the terrace shared with building 1. Building 2 has a piano lounge also overlooking the views and the terrace shared with building 1. The remainder of the uses include a cellar, office space, two bedrooms and a shared bathroom.
Interior design, including the choice of finishes and furniture throughout the house, comes from our clients work. The project has been planned and realized with our collaborators in Vermont.
Years of construction: 2021-2023
General contractor: Red House Building
Structural engineer: Artisan Engineering
Landscape architect: Knauf Landscape Architecture
Photographer: Ryan Bent Photography