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New Construction

Hillside House

Designed by Black River Design Architects and built by Montpelier Construction.

This three-story home, with many architectural features conceived by the owners, has design elements that create a unifying flow throughout the house.

The open space of the main floor is divided by a grid layout of posts, beams, and maple inlays in the floor.

In the center of the grid four clusters of posts, each with four posts wrapped with handmade steel straps, not only provide support but are a focal point in the room. Custom floor tile ties these functional pieces together and creates an illusion of larger spaces.

During warmer months the living space is extended by a three-sided wraparound deck covered by the main roof.

A second floor atrium and large windows overlooking the deck provide extra light and add to the sense of spaciousness.