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Contemporary Farmhouse, Swanton rustic-exterior

Contemporary Farmhouse, Swanton

Perkins Smith was contacted by the owners who had a conceptual design for a timber frame house with a good sense of the look and feel that they wanted for their new home and gorgeous property. They envisioned an understated but elegant house that would provide their family with the unique spaces they needed, that would blend gracefully with the land, and would operate efficiently and sustainably. Their aesthetic preferences tended towards finely crafted but informal rustic finishes that felt like they had been there for a long time. They loved the big open spaces that a timber frame creates and they wanted the indoors to connect easily with the outside.

The house, although large, was built with energy performance in mind. It was sited to take advantage of daylight as well as the sun. Solar panels on the roof help offset the house's electrical demand. Radiant heat throughout the house and a state of the art furnace provide efficient heating.

The house won the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont 2009 Better Homes Award for Energy Efficiency and the 2011 Better Homes Award for Best Luxury Home Over $1,000,000.

Photo Credit: Mike Furey

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it is a gable roof but the underside isn't flat it arches with the roof
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2 over 2s, different scale
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What if we took the porch around by the kitchen?
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Solar panels on shingle roof
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Add front porch.
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Love this house
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May 12, 2014
Nice green
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April 3, 2014
This is what I want green exterior with grey roof and cream trim, love, love, love the screened porch!!
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Love it
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December 5, 2013
big sunroom
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November 1, 2013
Oh gosh copper roof on porch ...
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green house vs brown
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Like this color
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light green exterior color & windows across the front
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love the wrap around living area
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peak and extended porch
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house color
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Enclosed sun room and porch
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Like the roof line break over the door.
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Pop the roofline up over the front door // consider different material for the front porch roof
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solar panels
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Love the round window
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natural wood door
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Those tall front windows!
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screen porch, solar panels, steel roof
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Fall house
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color is refreshing change for white...looks cozy
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August 30, 2012
Notice structure between columns
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roofline accentuates door
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Arch over door
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solar panels
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Like colors of house and trim
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love the color
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sun room and farm house look
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covered porch
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Above our front steps
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Possible paint color
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small entry, large porch
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like front peak over porch
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roof and color
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screened porch
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