BLOOM is nearing construction on a modern addition & renovation to a classic farmhouse in Guilford VT this coming Spring. Formerly the home of renowned pianist Rudolf Serkin, the farm compound consists of a main house and outbuildings formerly serving as stables, a milking barn (later a recording studio and music library), and a guest house. The current phase renovates the main house interiors, adds a new kitchen, and reconfigures the second floor, while expanding into the landscape with an addition, patio and pergola structure seen below.
Sited on a hilltop, the house commands lofty views across a distant valley. The addition responds to this landscape by extending out into this spatial void with a winglike roof, and cantilevered floor that appears to float. Tall glass walls extend above the second floor plane, connected by an inclined ceiling, lending expansiveness to the older lower-ceilinged interior spaces and providing daylight and ventilation.
The exterior of the main house is to be clad in black siding and steel roofing, offset by the natural tones of the addition.
Panoramic views are captured by the expansive winglike space, which transforms the formerly low living area into a bright airy lookout.
Aerial View of the property showing the main farmhouse at right, and various outbuildings.