Beautiful Modern “Fortress” Tucked Away In Nature: McLeod Residence
McLeod residence is a beautiful contemporary home located in a green and peaceful environment in Middlebury, Vermont. The project comes from HomeDSGN, the house stretches over an area of 1500 square feet. According to the architect, the home is tucked into a thicket of trees at the edge of a local nature preserve has a modest single story at the west end facing the road, in keeping with the scale of the neighborhood. The resulting sloped roof exposed back to the road is covered with haybales from a nearby farmer’s field. Grasses, sedges, and wildflowers grow out of the hay mulch, providing a living roof which absorbs rainwater, helps insulate the house, and gives the neighbors—both the human variety and the critters in the nature preserve—something akin to what they were accustomed to looking at before the house came to be.” The interiors are bright and airy and seem to contrast the exterior “fortress” appearance by displaying an obvious warmth. A massive brick fireplace creates an atmosphere that is perfect for cozy gatherings between friends and family.