Cornwall Contemporary

Architect: Elizabeth Herrmann Architects ; Landscape Architect : Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture ; Photos: Jim Westphalen and Jeremy Gantz Description: Modern addition to a country family retreat overlooking the Green Mountains, and designed to complement the existing structures, while exhibiting state-of-the-art modern living features and materials. Approximately 4000 square feet of space plus a spectacular roof-top living area that includes gardens, an outdoor kitchen, and fireplace. Features: Exterior composition includes a Champlain Fleury masonry veneer combined with European fiberglass reinforced panel rain screen siding and extensive use of traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban treated woodwork for interior and exterior architectural elements. An island made of locally sourced Danby Marble is the centerpiece for the robust kitchen and dining area, carefully designed to entertain and serve large family gatherings and guests. A custom designed and fabricated table by Red House enables a large family to gather in an intimate space. Careful attention to sound control is integrated into numerous architectural and custom cabinetry features. An elevator and dumbwaiter integrate all 4 levels of the house, including the lower level spa & gym and roof-top living area. Nearly all of the modern cabinetry and built-in features are produced by local craftspeople using compositions of recycled composite materials, aluminum veneers and resilient acrylic. The whole house control feature allows remote and simple control of all house features including audio, visual, lighting, automated shades, security and climate control. Meticulous attention and planning to symmetry and alignment is replete throughout all interior and exterior architectural features. Traditional plaster finishes combined with the moving light from large window & door assemblies provide soft and brilliant natural day lighting.