Vermont Modern FarmhouseNorth Ferrisburgh, Vermont
The Vermont Modern Farmhouse takes the shape of two volumes, with ridges perpendicular to one another, connected by a single story glass enclosure. The two volumes have steep “farmhouse” pitched roofs while the other portions of the house have low-slope roofs. The juxtaposition of the volumes and rooflines gives the farmhouse a modern look.
In contrast to the sleek exterior, the interior of the house incorporates materials that are rich with texture and patina such as paneled and plastered walls, timbered ceilings, glass and steel doors, white oak flooring and a rusted steel fireplace surround.
“Joan Heaton has a gift. I am a designer who has worked with dozens of architects all over the United States. Joan is one of the very best I’ve ever known. I chose her to design my dream house and I never looked back. She brought ingenuity, style, and restraint when necessary for budget reasons. I’ve never seen anything like the end product. We never had a “down” moment. Each meeting left me feeling invigorated and in control. She is good at listening to client wishes as well as advocating for her own vision. The output was a blend of ideas that hit all the right notes. I am working hard to save enough to do another building on the property just so I can see what she has dreamed up next…I am sad now that the project is over.”
Photography: Westphalen Photography
Builder: Silver Maple Construction
Landscape Architecture: Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture
Interior Design: Stoneledge Farm + Home