Work on the house was completed on a tight budget, which was a challenge for Blanda and his team. He says, "We found that by using stock materials and products such as simple black Vermont slate and industrial fixtures wherever possible, we could achieve the budget goals and create unexpected visual interest. The finished house has comfortable spaces that flow into each other and respond to the needs of our clients."Although Blanda worked with the family in picking their furnishings, he knows that their taste and selections will change over time. However, he is confident that the strength of the architecture is timeless and will "connect and frame the protected surrounding landscape" for many years to come.