a contemporary board + batten home in the forest

It’s common for homes clad in board and batten to feel more traditional or countrified. Perhaps that’s why Board + Batten, designed by Birdseye Design with interiors by Brooke Michelsen Design, is all the more appealing.

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Birdseye Design: Board + Batten | Ranging from opaque to translucent to reflective, the siding creates a rich and textured surface that meaningfully integrates the house into the landscape.

Though inspired by the board and batten siding ubiquitous to the historic Plymouth Notch area in Vermont, “Board + Batten is clad in a playful composition of painted board, mirror polish stainless steel panels and windows within the regimented spacing of the board and batten layout.”

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Birdseye Design: Board + Batten | A standing seam black metal roof, hipped in all directions, is finished with a knife-edged cedar soffit and aligned to the cedar deck below.

Accessed by a narrow footpath, the secluded guest house is organised in a T-shaped symmetrical plan with bedrooms defining the edge of the forest and the living spaces projecting into the meadow.

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Birdseye Design: Board + Batten

The interior spaces are defined by a minimalist palette of finished concrete floors, painted walls, western red cedar details, and custom beds and cabinetry to complement the mid-century furnishings.

a contemporary board + batten home in the forest | @meccinteriors | design bites
Birdseye Design: Board + Batten | interiors: Brooke Michelsen Design
a contemporary board + batten home in the forest | @meccinteriors | design bites
Birdseye Design: Board + Batten | interiors: Brooke Michelsen Design
a contemporary board + batten home in the forest | @meccinteriors | design bites
Birdseye Design: Board + Batten | interiors: Brooke Michelsen Design
a contemporary board + batten home in the forest | @meccinteriors | design bites
Birdseye Design: Board + Batten | interiors: Brooke Michelsen Design

 

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