Year: “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/286065/foote-farm-house-mcleod-kredell-architects Clipboard Architects: McLeod Kredell Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Susan Teare+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/286065/foote-farm-house-mcleod-kredell-architects Clipboard photographs: Susan Teare Photographs: Susan Teare , Courtesy of McLeod Kredell Architects Save this picture!© Susan TeareRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. This project in the Champlain Valley of Vermont presented the challenge of making a modern house while faced with restrictive design covenants calling for replication of historic styles. Our goal was to achieve the enduring qualities of architecture, without imitation or quotation.Save this picture!© Susan TeareThe brief for this primary residence called for living quarters for a professional couple, a home office, and a strong connection to the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Susan TeareThe house is a simple bar oriented on the east-west axis, with one end tucked into wooded wetlands and the other reaching out into a meadow. The private spaces of the house are located at the west end, in the trees. The public spaces sit out in the meadow, with a long view to Buck Mountain in the north and solar gain from the south.Save this picture!© Susan TeareWorking with a tight budget, loft spaces in the gable roof form add bonus area to the 1,200 square foot footprint.Save this picture!© Susan TeareGiven our cold Vermont climate, and the predominance of frugal, boxy buildings in our agrarian landscape, the house is conceived of as a simple volume rather than an assemblage of roof and wall planes. Its ‘volumeness’, so to speak, is emphasized by taut surfaces, edges, and corners; continuity of the outer skin; covered indoor/outdoor spaces that are carved out of the volume, rather than added to it; and glazed openings that are treated as clean incisions in the shell.Save this picture!© Susan TeareThe covered bridge-like house links ‘refuge’ at one end with ‘prospect’ at the other, while letting the sun and view to Buck Mountain pass through the center. Save this picture!Courtesy of McLeod Kredell ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessDaegu Gosan Library Competition Winning Proposal / Gorka BlasArticlesA.M. Qattan Foundation Bulding Winning Proposal / Donaire ArquitectosArticles Share United States Houses Photographs Year: 2012 Area: 1 ft² Area: 1 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMcLeod Kredell Architects OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiddleburyHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 26, 2012Cite: “Foote Farm House / McLeod Kredell Architects ” 26 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.