This mountain retreat was built as an optical instrument for viewing the forest. The stoic entry presents a mute face to the trail while the back of the house flares out as it pushes into the forest, framing the trees. A small portion of the roof lifts up to provide room for a clerestory window that frames a distant grant outcropping. The locally sourced hemlock will turn silver with age to match the old barns on the surrounding farms.
Company: Jeremy Levine Design
Location: South Royalton, Vermont
Project Type: Mountain cabin