This month our team will be raising the lower level of a family retreat nestled on a hillside in Vermont, which we also had the privilege of designing. The material for this project will be kiln dried Douglas fir, and the lower level has flitch beams which are timber and steel sandwiched together. Next month we will begin raising the main level--stay tuned!
The site allows the home to be set partially within the trees at the end of a curving drive through open land. Overall the timber frame directs views and differentiates spaces in this open floor plan. The design incorporates the couple’s desire for mountain-rustic style with mixed exterior materials and subtle timber elements.
Location: Fayston, VT
Architect: New Energy Works