Hilltop House

Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplap – Alkyd Light Gray

Colchester, VT

Project Overview:

The project was a highly designed energy efficient residential new build in Colchester, Vermont by Red HouseBuilding and architect Elizabeth Herrmann using our Gendai™ with a Light Gray prefinish.

Product: Gendai 1×6 Select Grade Shiplap
Prefinish: Alkyd Light Gray
Application: Residential – Exterior
SF: 2,400 SF
Designer: Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design
Builder: Red House Building
Photography: Lindsay Selin, Nakamoto Forestry
Year Built: 2018

From EH Architect:

“Nestled into a steep Vermont hillside, this home was carefully designed and positioned to efficiently and thoughtfully take advantage of the challenging terrain and stunning mountain views. The house is characterized by a series of connected wedge-shaped volumes. Roof lines lift toward views and sunlight and provide airy, varied-height spaces within. Designed to make single-floor living possible, the home has all major living spaces including a bedroom suite and garage on the main level, with a dual-purpose guest room/office, bathroom, and dual-purpose art studio/exercise room below.  Totaling just 2,200 square feet of finished area (with additional mechanical space and an unfinished garage), the house is small, though expansive in feel.  A dramatically angled porch juts out over the hillside, expanding the living space by over 200 square feet in the warmer months.

This home is also a high-performance, energy-efficient home that takes advantage of solar exposure. Solar panels located just above the house generate power. The home is heated and cooled by just two air source heat pumps.

A natural, low-maintenance palette extends from interior to exterior including Shou Sugi Ban siding charred and stained a light gray, local maple wood flooring and cabinetry, and stone accents.”