Residence on West Ridge Stowe, Vermont
Renovation & Interior Design
Enhancing The Exterior Of A Post And Beam Structure
While mid-project on a small renovation in Weston, our clients found an abandoned post and beam structure that had been sitting unfinished for years. They wanted to re-imagine, reconfigure and select finishes and furnishings for the interior of the residence. However, the exterior also needed to be enhanced so that it matched the upgrades made to the interior.
The front elevation was clad in Board and Batten siding and cleft stone to break up the verticality of the massing. Additionally, a grid detail in the front-facing gable was added to bring further interest to the substantial façade. A portico was designed, with the same grid motif, to provide shelter to the owners and their guests.
The interior space was reimagined to function as a year-round vacation retreat with a strong emphasis on creating gracious, but inviting spaces where family and friends could comfortably congregate. The rustic feeling of the post-and-beam structure was embraced by utilizing reclaimed wood paneling and cleft stone veneer to clad several of the walls, while juxtaposing it with glass and steel railings.