A few progress shots of this outbuilding designed for an active family of four. Modern details include a standing seam metal roof that wraps down one face and cantilevers out over the opposite, south face for solar shading. The remaining exterior materials include Eter-Color cement board siding, galvalume corrugated metal siding, polished concrete and Douglas Fir. The large covered concrete porch faces an outdoor firepit and seating area, expanding and enhancing the opportunities for outdoor living behind the existing house. The simple shed roof slopes up toward the south end of the pod and allows for large south facing windows and an interior loft space.
Exterior siding work is nearing completion on this project despite the winter weather. Exterior siding materials used are standing seam metal roofing panels, Douglas Fir wood, and two colors of Eter-Color cement board siding. Eter-Color is a high-density cement board with the color integral to the material (solid throughout) that requires no finish. It is installed over rainscreen strapping with a reveal between each panel. The result is an exceptionally durable and maintenance-free siding. Interior finish work is underway, progress shots coming soon.
A few snowy images of the Clark Road project. As beautiful as the snow is (and as great as it is for skiing), it does present some challenges for construction work. A bit of energy each day is devoted to shoveling and staying warm. Despite the snow and cold weather, progress continues. Exterior siding work is nearing completion, electrical and plumbing rough-in work is moving steadily along and insulation work has begun. In the studio, we are busy with design and detail work for the interior finishes.
Exterior finish work is nearing completion on this project. The wall and ceiling of the front entry porch are lined with douglas fir, and the wall of the house surrounding the front door is finished with rusted steel panels. The warm colors of these materials complement the gray colors of the standing seam metal roofing and cement board siding. The combination creates a welcoming entry, clearly visible from the driveway approach. There is a built-in bench on the porch that cantilevers from the west wall of the porch. A horizontal opening in the porch wall allows for seasonal views eastward to Camel's Hump mountain.
Exterior siding and roofing work continues at the Clark Road project. The exterior siding materials are standing seam metal and high-density solid-color fiber cement board rainscreen cladding. The color is integral to the cement board and there are no surface coatings required (paint or otherwise) which makes for a very durable maintenance-free siding material. The gray colors of the metal and cement board contrast nicely with the exposed fir beams and complement the natural setting of this house.
We are fast approaching the final stages of the Autumn Hill Lane project and its looking great. Here are some progress shots. The interior shots show the main open living space (21' tall) which will contain the kitchen, dining and living room. The exterior windows face south and look out onto adjacent woods. The site is a south-facing slope, with the bedrooms located on a walk-out level below the main living space. The effect of the elevated floor level and large windows in the main living space is of being in a tree house. The exterior shots show the front (north) elevation with cement board siding and aluminum trim partially installed.
Here are a few progress shots of the East Hill Road project. This is a renovation of a house located on a beautiful Vermont hillside. The new exterior siding is a combination of galvalume metal siding, cement board panels and fir. While the siding and windows are all new, care was taken in the design to minimize significant structural changes. The transformation is nonetheless dramatic. Additional photos to come....