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Modern cabin made of two angled volumes rises in Vermont

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Inspired by the region’s vernacular architecture of barns and sheds

A modern cabin made of two gabled volumes placed at an angle set on wooded land.
Tunbridge House is made up of a studio in one volume and living quarters in another.
Photos by Michael Vahrenwald via Dezeen

There’s some gorgeous modern architecture popping up in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The newest project is the Tunbridge House by New York-based firm New Affiliates, which features an asymmetrical structure inspired by the region’s vernacular architecture of barns and sheds.

Set on 65 acres and built in eight months, the home is characterized by two gabled volumes that are placed at an angle from one another and connect at a corner. The main entrance is located in the void where they meet.

The house’s function is conveniently divided among the two structures. A studio is found in the single-story volume characterized by high ceilings and clerestory windows. In the other, living areas are contained over two floors: a kitchen and lounge on the first floor and the master bedroom upstairs, which opens onto a rooftop deck that provides another connection between the volumes.

As for materials, the exterior is clad in timber, with painted wood diagonal floorboards in the main house, polished concrete floors in the studio, plain white walls in both, tiling in the bathrooms and entryway, and marble countertops in the kitchen. Strategically placed square windows frame deliberate views of the landscape.

Via: Dezeen