New Vernacular HomeMiddlebury, Vermont

Vernacular architecture is the traditional historic architecture of a region. This “New Vernacular” home builds upon this tradition by incorporating modern sensibilities. The design of this one-bedroom homeĀ in Middlebury, Vermont combines traditional forms derived from neighboring houses with lofty, contemporary interior spaces and details. Large windows grouped at the corners of the house create an open and airy feel and bring light into the two-story living room, kitchen and loft above. Warm wood ceilings milled from native white pine and custom steel railings complete the contemporary look. Less visible is the radiant heat beneath the floors and the insulation of recycled newspaper dense packed into the walls and ceilings which contribute to the energy efficiency of this small home.

Completed: 2005

Photography: Westphalen Photography

Builder: Bald Hill Builders