Board + Batten, located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, is a spacious guest house sited at the edge of a mature forest overlooking a private meadow. Accessed by a narrow footpath, the secluded guest house is organized in a T-shaped symmetrical plan with bedrooms defining the edge of the forest and the living spaces projecting into the meadow. The residence is inspired by board and batten siding, ubiquitous in the region as a durable and functional cladding. Board + Batten is clad in a playful composition of painted board, mirror polish stainless steel panels and windows within the regimented spacing of the board and batten layout. Ranging from opaque to translucent to reflective, the siding creates a rich and textured surface that meaningfully integrates the house into the landscape. A standing seam black metal roof, hipped in all directions, is finished with a knife-edged cedar soffit and aligned to the cedar deck below. The interior spaces are defined by a minimalist palette of finished concrete floors, painted walls, western red cedar details, and custom beds and cabinetry to complement the mid-century furnishings.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Metal Siding Material, Hipped RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. Photo  of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Hipped RoofLine, and Metal Siding Material. Photo 2 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, Hipped RoofLine, and Metal Siding Material. Photo 3 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, Hipped RoofLine, Metal Roof Material, and Wood Siding Material. Photo 4 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, Hipped RoofLine, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material. Photo 5 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Living Room, Gas Burning Fireplace, Concrete Floor, Coffee Tables, Sofa, and Chair. Photo 6 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, Coffee Tables, and Chair. Photo 7 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Chair. Photo 8 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Bedroom, Concrete Floor, Wall Lighting, Chair, and Bed. Photo 9 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. Photo 10 of Board & Batten
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Modern home with Exterior, Hipped RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, and Metal Roof Material. Photo 12 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, Hipped RoofLine, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material. Photo 13 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, and Hipped RoofLine. Photo 14 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, and Hipped RoofLine. Photo 15 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, Hipped RoofLine, and Metal Roof Material. Photo 16 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Metal Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, and Hipped RoofLine. Photo 17 of Board & Batten
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Metal Siding Material, Hipped RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. Photo 18 of Board & Batten

Credits

Posted By
Architect
Interior Design
  • Brooke Michelsen Design
Builder
Photographer
  • Jim Westphalen Photography

Overview

Location
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 1984