I rarely find modern design in Vermont, and when I do, I tend to abhor it; most “modern” design around here tends to come off as 80’s modern, or contemporary, and is far from my ideal. I also have no real connection to farm houses whatsoever, but then I stumbled across the Woodstock Farm house in a Taschen book called “Architecture Now! Houses. Vol. 3“. The interior of this house is stunning, and while the materials and exterior design are traditional Vermont, the form and interior are nothing but modern. Woodstock Farm was designed by Rick Joy Architects and is located on a 210 acre property in Woodstock, Vermont. The architect appears to typically design southwestern desert homes, but did quite well out of his element in New England. The home is built on a large site among the Green Mountains with respect to the surrounding environment. Locally sourced materials, such as bedrock and pine were used for the construction of the home. In addition to the stunning main home, there is a large guesthouse/barn to accommodate visitors.
Modern Woodstock Farm House in Vermont by Rick Joy Architects