[1 of 20]The west elevation showing natural white cedar siding and standing seam metal roof framed by the boughs of a butternut tree.[2 of 20]The south elevation with open deck and natural wildflower landscaping.[3 of 20]Approaching the main entry with a meadow and the green mountains beyond.[4 of 20]Bird's-eye view of the sitting room: interiors finished with native hard and soft woods, Vermont slate, and environmentally friendly paints.[5 of 20]Bird's-eye view of the sitting room: interiors finished with native hard and soft woods, Vermont slate, and environmentally friendly paints.[6 of 20]Open plan view from the asitting room to the kitchen area with exposed timber framing.[7 of 20]Detail of kitchen central island.[8 of 20]Open shelving partition between the kitchen and passage to the sitting room.[9 of 20]Bird's-eye view of the office/guest room showing exposed timber framing and native spruce flooring.[10 of 20]2nd floor hall showing the simplicity of natural wood structural and finish details and white walls, with a window centered as an end focal point.[11 of 20]Drawing study and finished interior stained glass window depicting the western view from the house.[12 of 20]Ground Floor Plan[13 of 20]Second Floor Plan[14 of 20]Loft Floor Plan[15 of 20]South Elevation[16 of 20]East Elevation[17 of 20]North Elevation[18 of 20]West Elevation[19 of 20]Timber Frame Elevation[20 of 20]Wall Section
KPAC house is located on an idyllic site with panoramic views of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Designed to meet the needs of clients with an interest in an environmentally friendly energy efficient building, the house takes advantage of climate, location, solar orientation and views. The structure of the house integrates the classic vernacular lines and tradition of post and beam framing with structural insulated panels to provide a maximum of efficiency and durability. Natural, locally sourced materials were used in both the structure and finish details.
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