Residential Design

Vol 4, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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"It's a really interesting site, and most of it is quite visible from the road that heads out of town," Ira explains. "The area is designated as a scenic corridor. There are hay fields that dip down and rise again. It's an area that everyone knows, which is why the clients felt a need to preserve the view. We made sure to site the house and the driveway so all the near viewshed remains. We worked hard to stay out of a prime agricultural field, wetlands, and pieces of granite ledge.' Smith & Vansant have been designing new and remodeled houses and commercial buildings in and around Vermont and New Hampshire for more than 20 years. They are intimately aware of local sensitivities and feel them keenly as well. They are adamant about designing buildings that respond to the needs and desires of their clients while remaining respectful of manmade context and the natural environment. All of these concerns come before any consideration of stylistic goals. Thus, you'll find a wonderful variety of buildings in the firm's portfolio, all executed with a precise eye for proportion and detail. Meadow House presented the kind of com- mission the firm relishes—one that blends a love of familiar forms with an embrace CASE STUDY 38 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2017

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