Green Mountain Getaway by Flavin Architects

Flavin Architects have designed this modern shingle-covered house on a wooded property in Fayston, Vermont.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

 

Flavin Architects have designed this contemporary shingle-covered house on a wooded property in Fayston, Vermont.

 

The house, which is discreetly set back from the road, is split into two sections, the main house on the left, and the guest house and garage on the right. When approaching the house, you are greeted by modern landscaping and can see through to woods behind the house.

This modern house, which is discreetly set back from the road, is split into two sections, the main house on the left, and the guest house and garage on the right. When approaching the house, you're greeted by modern landscaping and can see through to the woods behind the house.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Inside the home the material palette has been kept simple, with concrete floors, fir ceilings, wood and metal beams, and plaster walls.


Inside this modern house the material palette has been kept simple, with concrete floors, fir ceilings, wood and metal beams, and plaster walls.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Off to the side of the entryway is a mudroom with elements of corrugated metal, which can be seen throughout the house. Grey cabinets, open shelving and shoe racks make it easy to organize the mudroom.


Off to the side of the entryway in this modern house is a mudroom with elements of corrugated metal. Grey cabinets, open shelving and shoe racks make it easy to organize the mudroom.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

From this angle, you are looking back at the large wood front door. You can also see that the wall on the right, which is part of the kitchen, has been made into a chalkboard wall.


Light concrete floors, plaster walls, wood ceilings and steel beams make up the material palette of this modern house.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

In the living room, bright colored seating and a fireplace with a stone surround creates a relaxing environment. Natural light floods the interior through the numerous windows, some of which have been designed to follow the roof line.


In this modern living room, bright colored seating and a fireplace with a stone surround creates a relaxing environment. Natural light floods the interior through the numerous windows, some of which have been designed to follow the roof line.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Around the corner from the living room is the dining room, that enjoys views of the backyard through the large picture window.


Wood framed windows provide this dining room views of the surrounding woods. A large wood table also compliments the wood ceiling and window frames.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Grey cabinets and the chalkboard wall define the kitchen. A stainless steel movable bar with seats can also double as a kitchen island when needed for extra prep space.


Grey cabinets and a chalkboard wall define this modern kitchen. A stainless steel movable bar with seats can also double as a kitchen island when needed for extra prep space.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Off to the side of the dining room is a second living space with direct access to the backyard. The shingles used on the exterior of the house have also been used as wall coverings in this room.


This modern living space has direct access to the backyard. The shingles used on the exterior of the house have also been used as wall coverings in this room.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Outside, there’s a patio with sun loungers and an outdoor fireplace. From this angle, you can see that the roof is sloped, this was a request of the home owner to make sure that the snow / ice doesn’t build up in the winter. The sloped roof also maximizes passive  solar heating in the winter, and the generous overhangs protect from summer sun.


This modern house has a backyard patio with sun loungers and an outdoor fireplace. From this angle, you can see that the roof is sloped, this was a request of the home owner to make sure that the snow / ice doesn't build up in the winter. The sloped roof also maximizes passive solar heating in the winter, and the generous overhangs protect from summer sun.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Back inside, there’s a yoga studio with high ceilings and views of the trees.


This modern house surrounded by woods, has a yoga studio with high ceilings and views of the trees.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

In this bathroom, there’s a sunken built-in bathtub and a shower with a frosted glass surround.


In this modern bathroom, there's a sunken built-in bathtub with views of the backyard, and a shower with a frosted glass surround.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

In another bathroom, grey tiles adorn the walls, while a glass shower surround allows the light from the window to travel through to the vanity.


In this modern bathroom, grey tiles adorn the walls, while a glass shower surround allows the light from the window to travel through to the vanity.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

Back outside and at the front of the house, there’s a path that leads to the guest house and garage. The water that runs off the roof is guided to a planter, keeping the path dry.


This modern house has a landscaped front yard that gets watered via the runs off from roof. To the side of the main house is a guest house and garage that are covered in wood shingles and have a sloped roof.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

The guest house, follows the same design of the main house, with a sloped roof, plenty of windows and wood shingles. Double doors open up to the backyard, while the garage is situated at the far end.


This modern guest house follows the same design of the main house, with a sloped roof, plenty of windows and wood shingles. Double doors open up to the backyard, while the garage is situated off to the side.

Photography by Nat Rea Photography. Landscape architect: WAGNERHODGSON landscape architecture. General Contractor: Gristmill Builders

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