The east gable end showing the main entry porch, natural cedar siding, and stucco on the foundation and stair block.
The south elevation, long side of the rectangle built into the hillside, seen through a stand of hardwood trees.
East gable end showing combined materials of cedar siding, stucco, cedar shingle and standing seam metal roof.
Detail of the stair block showing stucco siding and cedar shingle entry porch roof.
Winter view of the western gable end with "saltbox" block over a patio area.
Detail of the patio area closed in with jalousie windows to match cedar siding.
The main stair finished with "pickled" pine, red birch treads and a brass handrail.
Bird's-eye view of the sitting room.
The bookshelf tower and rolling bookshelf ladder.
2nd floor balcony with window seat.
Dining alcove with seat bench storage.
Kitchen with birch plywood cabinetry, slate counter top, and pass-through to the sitting room.
Clerestory opening from dining area and fireplace to 2nd floor to bring in light and allow free air flow.
Master bedroom located in the "saltbox".
Detail of stained glass shutters opening from the master bedroom to the clerestory.
Stained glass shutters separating the stair block from the sitting room.
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1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
Exploded Oblique Drawing
Oblique Model Drawing
Oblique Frame Model Drawing
West Framing Elevation Drawing
North Framing Elevation Drawing
Named after the northern England hills, Lammermuir is located in the foothills of the Green Mountains. The house is a vanguard to combine energy efficient design with aesthetic beauty. Conceived as a 16ft x 36ft rectangular core with a stair block and a "saltbox" attached to each side, the house has a small footprint, and is built into an east-west slope to take advantage of solar gain and natural topography. The design combines a traditional vernacular style with modern simplicity and extreme attention to detail using natural, locally sourced materials.
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