Five of the best houses from the American state of Vermont on Dezeen

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Five of the best houses in Vermont on Dezeen

The forested territory of Vermont is next in our series of roundups showcasing houses from each of America's 50 states, featuring a tiny home for an artist and cottages for world-renowned musicians.


Marlboro Music Cottages by HGA Architects

Marlboro Music Cottages by HGA Architects

US firm HGA Architects and Engineers took cues from Cape Cod-style homes with these cabins for world-renowned musicians visiting Marlboro College.

The Marlboro Music Cottages are located on the school's 500-acre (202-hectare) campus, tucked in the foothills of Vermont's Green Mountains. They accommodate the classical musicians that participate in the Marlboro Music School and Festival each summer.

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Woodshed by Birdseye Design

Woodshed by Birdseye Design

American studio Birdseye Design referenced traditional woodsheds when designing this guesthouse for a forested site in northern Vermont.

The project, fittingly called Woodshed, is situated within a clearing on a sloped, wooded site. It is composed of two volumes with asymmetrical, gabled roofs.

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MicroHOUSE by Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design

MicroHOUSE by Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design

Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design created this light-coloured micro dwelling with cut-out corners and a sloped roof, aiming to demonstrate that a "small house need not be a claustrophobic, monotonous box".

It was commissioned by an artist who wanted a "beautiful, tiny, energy-efficient home" on a tight budget.

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Putney Mountain House by Kyu Sung Woo Architects

Putney Mountain House by Kyu Sung Woo Architects

This off-grid home by Kyu Sung Woo Architects features a minimal interior that opens out onto a forest clearing in the mountains.

The firm's principal wanted to build a home where his family could gather on weekends and holidays, and designed its staggered volumes to frame views of the meadow.

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Two Shed by Birdseye Design

Two Shed by Birdseye Design

A pair of buildings with pitched roofs and white-washed exteriors form this home, also by design-build studio Birdseye Design.

The two volumes that make up the residence sit either side of a central exterior space, which is positioned to take advantage of the mountain vistas available from the elevated site.

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