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HGA Architects, Marlboro, Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, Cape Cod, locally sourced materials, contemporary, slate shingles, cedar planks, stained cedar, red cedar, natural light, white pine, natural finishes

Built to house senior musicians, the cottages comprise three different configurations: three 1,620-square-foot cottages with three bedrooms, one 1,445-square-foot two-bedroom cottage, and one dormitory-style 2,335-square-foot cottage with four bedrooms. Instead of the traditional white clapboard, the architects clad the cottages with stained red cedar planks that emphasize the buildings’ connection with the forest. The steep pitched roofs are lined with locally sourced slate shingles.

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Like the facade, the interior is constructed with locally sourced materials rendered with natural finishes and a restrained color palette. Warm-toned white pine covers the interior walls and ceilings and is balanced by the dark and cool Vermont slate floors. Large windows frame the landscape and fill every room with an abundance of natural light.

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