Sitting high on a hill in the forested wilds of southern Vermont is a house unusual for its area. At first glance, it looks like a Japanese-style farmhouse from the north island of Hokkaido with its hewn timber frame, wooden windows, and deep eaves. Yet there is something fresh and new about the contemporary touches: the standing seam roof, rustically elegant wood and tile-floored interiors, and board-form concrete half walls. What was needed was a clean and simple landscape move that held up the steep surrounding slopes with a long stone retaining wall.

Photography by: Seamus Flynn Photography
JMMDS Project Manager: Jana Bryan
Collaborators: Terrigenous, Chester, VT

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