As a contemporary metaphor using the traditional New England "barn & silo" building forms, RFA’s design transforms the original equipment & maintenance barn with caretaker’s quarters into a new garcious 11,000 SF Guesthouse, which is set privately in the rolling and wooded landscape on 230 A. along the West River south of Weston, VT.
• Contrasting the verdant landscape, the Guesthouse is sited overlooking the tranquil landscape of meadow, pond and river frontage. • The "silo & barn" forms are accented in white painted cedar siding, white standing seam metal roof and exposed concrete base/retaining walls. • Large punched windows are composed throughout to optimize daylight and views. • New living/family room, library/den, powder room and entry hall with adjacent children’s bedrooms replace the former caretaker's quarters and equipment storage areas. • New maple flooring, Solnhofen limestone pavers, black granite cantilievered fireplace hearth and white Corian counters accent the pristine white interior. • A future attic sleeping loft/playroom is planned with a spiral stair access from the entry hall. • New wing extends from the entry hall with 2 guest bedroom suites, master bedroom suite with its adjacent sunroom situated in the 2nd silo. • An exterior concrete stair leads from the master sunroom down to the garden below with paths onto the meadow & woodland.