This farmhouse has a traditional appearance, yet features state-of-the-art heating and cooling technology, premium insulation and air sealing, and rooftop solar PV. It meets the Efficiency Vermont High Performance Home standard and the very stringent Passive House standard for air sealing. Main living spaces face south and a welcoming front porch shields the house from the western summer sun. An entry-level master suite, roomy kitchen, and open living space accommodate future single-level living, while a walkout basement eases access to garden and workshop. The kitchen, living space, and all bedrooms feature river views.
“VIA considered our vision, our budget, the site, and produced a wonderful home for us. Jean spent a fair amount of time observing us to understand how we had been living and how we will continue to live. VIA was in close contact with us and the contractor throughout the building process and brought great perspective and ideas to us. This house is all we dreamed it would be.”