Explore this beautiful high-performance modern barn home in the quaint picturesque town of Weathersfield, Vermont. The “Morning Glory,” the official name, is on 138 acres and features spectacular views of the valley below. Our clients had two goals for their new timber frame home. They wanted it to feature a more modern design but also have it blend into the Vermont landscape. Second, they wanted a super energy-efficient home.
To create a super energy-efficient home, our clients chose an R40 for the walls and R54 for the roof. They also chose triple-glazed windows to enhance the efficiency of the home. This home rates off the charts for energy performance and will definitely keep the heating bills down during the harsh Vermont winters!
Vermont Barn Home
The barn house design is a simple and traditional New England design, however, the interior features unique modern finishings and an open first-floor plan. There are no interior partition walls on the first floor, even the stairs are open and were designed to be floating. The combination of the warm exposed timber frame beams and modern touches make this a timber frame home welcoming and a perfect place for entertaining.
European Tilt and Turn Windows
The modern barn home features lots of windows, to take advantage of the Northeast facing views of the valley. The windows in the living room are tilt and turn, a common window style found in Europe. The tilt and turn windows can swing in like a door and tilt in for ventilation and they are perfect for the views and to bring in a natural breeze.
The second floor features a grand master suite with vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows. This space also features a wall of windows, allowing lots of natural light in. If you are a morning person, this is a great feature to add.
Also on the second floor is a guest bedroom and a loft space that is used as the homeowner’s personal library.
The luxurious master bathroom features a soaking tub, perfect for relaxing after a long day. With the wall of windows continuing on in this space, you can capture a gorgeous view of the rolling hills.
Also, on the second floor is another bedroom, bathroom, and a library.
This home also features a walk-out basement to expand the living space. The way the clients finished this space, it doesn’t feel like a basement. Located in the basement are two guest bedrooms, a bathroom, and office space for both of the homeowners.
Catch a glimpse of the beautiful valley by walking out onto the stone patio leading out from the basement. The views from this home are breathtaking and probably one of the best I’ve seen over the years.
Interested in learning more about our home building options? Call us today at 800.636.0993 and speak with one of our project coordinators!