Knoll House

Ferrisburgh, Vermont

Knoll house was built in 2013 for a family of four. During intermittent camping stays on the land, the owners spent several years under the guidance of a landscape architect selectively editing and revealing the natural features of their property. The knowledge and intimacy they had with the property guided the decision to design the house as an outgrowth of the knoll on which it sits. Arranged to take best advantage of the topography and maximize the connection to the outdoors, each space is uniquely shaped to its surroundings and function, offering a variety of experiences and unique views as one moves through the house. Exterior materials and large windows and doors were chosen for their ability to merge the house with the natural environment. The juxtaposition of solid surfaces and glazing, wall and void, light and dark, helped us create a dynamic interplay between inside and outside.

Architect: Elizabeth Herrmann | Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design

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Modern home with outdoor and side yard. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with outdoor, trees, side yard, and grass. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with outdoor, trees, and grass. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with living room, corner fireplace, sofa, chair, floor lighting, and coffee tables. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with kitchen, ceiling lighting, white cabinet, concrete floor, ceramic tile backsplashe, subway tile backsplashe, undermount sink, and wall oven. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with bedroom, bed, dresser, and chair. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with kitchen. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with outdoor, grass, and trees. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with outdoor, trees, and grass. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.

Modern home with kids room, playroom, storage, and bookcase. Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. 
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Architect Elizabeth Herrmann’s Knoll House project, Best Transitional category winner of 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge.