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Foote Farm House is a Little Red Home with a Green Heart in Vermont
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 20, 2012 @ 8:48 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Gallery | No Comments
We love vernacular architecture, which is why the Foote Farm House in Vermont struck a particularly warm chord. Designed by eco-sensitive design firm McLeod Kredell Architects, the little red house manages to blend in with the region's historic style while still retaining a distinctive, modern and decidedly green bent.
Constructed on an east-west axis in Vermont’s verdant Champlain Valley, the Foote Farm House was commissioned by a professional couple who wanted a home office and a strong connection to the natural landscape. This is achieved with a bridge-like design that connects a meadow on the east side with a private, wooded area in the west. The north side opens up to the sun in order to maximize solar gain  – especially during chilly winter months.
The home has a very compact footprint of 1,200 square feet, which the designers expanded with a cozy loft space . The interior is awash in natural light and it appears that the water is heated with a rooftop solar panel. A continuous, striking red-colored skin cuts down material use, while glazed openings maximize energy efficiency. If you love the little red farm house with a green heart, check out this lovely green-roofed home by the same designers .
Via Arch Daily 
Photos © Susan Teare
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 maximize solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/
 with a cozy loft space: http://inhabitat.com/humble-homes-unveils-mcg-loft-tiny-house/
 lovely green-roofed home by the same designers: http://www.mcleodkredell.com/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/286065/foote-farm-house-mcleod-kredell-architects/
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