Whether you’re a nationwide Zillow aficionado or a local Airbnb hunter – is it impossible to not dream of other places right now. We love playing the game of looking far and wide at feats of architecture, dream interiors, or design hotels, this site is a personal favorite to bookmark for the future. But most often we’re cruising homes in New England that are at least in the realm of geographical possibility.
We’re not here to wish for snow yet by any means, but we are admiring the quiet and the cozy in all forms. A recent project in the Green Mountains of Vermont found its way to our screens by architectural studio and building company Birdseye, its inspired by board + batten siding and tucked between a meadow and forest. It’s a sight to be seen.
Let’s take the woodland tour
Interior Design: Brooke Michelsen Design
Photography: Jim Westphalen
Board + batten siding is a typical practice in many Vermont abodes, but Birdseye took it up a notch with painted board, mirror polish stainless steel panels, and windows in the spacing of the board + batten layout creating the unique textural exterior.
The roof is black metal, hipped in all directions, with a cedar soffit (underside) that mirrors the cedar deck below it. How cool?
The interior echoes the cedar and shades of black from the exterior with various custom treatments and buildouts like the fireplace, and streamlined concrete floors throughout the home help keep things feeling minimalistic. Mid-Century icons complement the structure well with similar tones reiterated in the Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman and the Wassily Chair.
They have married walnut furniture with the cedar so seamlessly – we’ve always loved dark kitchens and the Torii Dining Chairs in Walnut + Leather are a no-brainer for comfort and sturdiness.
If you weren’t impressed yet, even the cabinets and beds were custom-made by Birdseye, helping to weave a cohesive architectural story.
We would love to see the season’s change the feeling of the interior through the windows with the beautiful reflections of Vermont’s natural environment. It’d be hard to get us up from sitting in the CH07 Shell Lounge Chair and staring into the expanse.