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The existing Orly Farm house is situated within a rolling landscape overlooking beautiful Vermont farmland to the south. Unfortunately, the house (see upper two photos) was poorly designed, stylistically challenged, and did not take advantage of the panoramic views.

The owners wished to enlarge the house significantly and to make it appropriate for large gatherings and weekend retreats. A mudroom entry, a large kitchen with eating area, a large dining room, a master bedroom suite with exercise room, a screened porch, and a helper’s bedroom were to be added. The existing house contains the principle living room space and additional bedrooms.

Design Solution
The design challenge was to integrate the new construction with the existing and to form a balanced, unified architectural composition. To that end, we aligned the eaves of the addition's roofs with those of the original cape style building (lower photo).

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