Progress on Mod ski home in Vermont

One of the projects I’m working on is an addition to and renovations of a ski home in Vermont. The main house is well built and and other than a maroon and pink bathroom and rather 80’s finishes, we are not doing anything too major to it.

We are locating a family room addition between the existing house and garage which will provide a much nicer kitchen and living area plus additional bunkrooms and a multi-user bath on the basement level. I’m sticking with the dark clapboard and red standing seam roof of the existing as I think it provides a nice base for some fun things to happen with color at the doors and windows.

I am using big windows, wood, steel etc to create a warm, modern and relaxed space for lots of people to be in.

Here is the current plan:

and I put together a few videos of the sketchup model


  • James says:

    What’s your preference for the dark, horizontal “clapboard” siding?
    Is there a product that is both sustainable, minimal maintenance AND cost effective?

  • bob says:

    This addition is matching the existing house with fir clapboards and a dark stain. Not the cheapest or lowest maintenance option. I like fiber cement clapboards as well. I have used metal siding on projects too. Check Houzz and Pinterest for ideas. Also Burr and McCallum use corrugated metal siding in beautiful ways. The Stratton house (elswhere on the blog) uses standing seam roofing as siding as well as local, green untreated hemlock. Probably the cheapest and lowest maintenance option.

  • This is great. Do you have any other Mod plans like this? I love this type of design and I see plans similar to this like this one for instance: with the hipped rooflines

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