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Home Tour: Shingle-style home in New Hampshire with inviting touches

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This stunning shingle-style home was designed by Smith & Vansant Architects, nestled on a hillside in Hanover, New Hampshire. Its hillside location affords the home long-range views of Mt. Ascutney, a beautiful mountain noted for its granite outcrops. The design of this home is a re-interpretation of classic shingle-style dwellings of the late 19th century. It features high-quality craftsmanship and materials throughout, with an emphasis on longevity of finishes, structure, and mechanical systems.

This house adopts the inventive sculptural massing of its predecessors and offers traditionally detailed rooms, but places a greater emphasis on interior openness, daylight, and energy efficiency than did its Arts & Crafts forebears. The homeowners desired a comfortable family home that could also be used for entertaining guests. This house showcases a range of local building materials and the work of many skilled Upper Valley tradespersons, including timber-framers, masons and furniture makers.

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With its generously scaled spaces and array of specialized rooms, managing the visual scale of the house to fit its site was a design challenge. The greatest challenge lay in giving the structure its irregular roofline and by creative organization of the three wings. Furthermore, the exterior textures, shadow lines, and subdued color palette allow the house to blend comfortably into its wooded surroundings.

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What We Love: This shingle-style home offers a beautiful exterior facade that opens into warm and welcoming living spaces. There are so many beautiful details, finishes and custom features throughout this home that makes it very special. In the kitchen, the project team did a fantastic job of keeping the space feeling bright and fresh with no wall cabinets. Instead, they have integrated custom-built lower cabinets with plenty of storage. Beautifully done! …Readers, please share with us what details you found most appealing in the design of this home and why in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fantastic home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Smith & Vansant Architects: Modern retreat in Vermont inspired by a meadow landscape and Antique cape style house gets charming makeover in New England.

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Above: In the living room, the fireplace surround is a Kenyon stone also known as Quimby Mountain stone. The hearth is 14 inches high. Flanking the fireplace, the sconces were sourced from Urban Archeology. Walls are Benjamin Moore’s Bone White and the trim and cabinetry is Benjamin Moore’s Linen White. The windows are wooden Marvin windows inside and out.

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Above: In the kitchen, the walls are Benjamin Moore’s Bone White with an Aqua Velvet finish and the trim and cabinetry is Benjamin Moore’s Linen White with a Satin Impervo finish. Ceiling is #914 Cameo White from Benjamin Moore, satin finish. The countertops are granite Fantastico, the island is butcher block and the wood top between the kitchen and the dining room is OC-99 deserted island from Benjamin Moore.

The pendants above the island are from Brass Light Gallery. Range hood is a Viking – model VWH 4248 (42 inch wide) with a 600cfm interior ventilator. The tile floors are from Original Style Tile in England. These were painstakingly detailed down to the 2mm grout joints to make it all work out perfectly.

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Above: This kitchen is 15′-6″ x 18′-8″ and the island is 7′-5″ x 3′-1″, while the ceiling is 9′ – 1″ finish from the tile floor. The faucets are both Rohl pull-out faucets, model number R-3810 in satin nickel finish. The windows are casement windows from Marvin.

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Above: The stone countertops are a granite called Fantastico. The wood island top is a built-up countertop of Utile wood, a type of African Mahogany. The cabinets are painted #912 Linen White from Benjamin Moore.

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Above: The walls are Benjamin Moore’s Bone White with an Aqua Velvet finish and the trim is Benjamin Moore’s Linen White with a Satin Impervo finish. The wall sconce is from Urban Archaeology #UA37 IS -Pier-sn-champagne – Satin Nickel finish with a Champagne Alabaster shade.

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Above: In the home office, the cabinet work, panelling and windows are all natural cherry wood with a Murdoch’s hard sealer.

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Above: The staircase railing is mahogany, finished with Benjamin Moore’s Penetrating Pecan stain and sealed with Sutherland Welles Exterior Polymerized Tung Oil in a medium luster. The wood floors are Beech. The wall sconce gracing this lovely stairwell is Urban Archaeology’s Pier.

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Above: In the bedroom, the French doors are custom-built with handles from Rocky Mountain Hardware – the builder’s series (this has been used throughout the home). The doors open out to a covered porch.

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Above: The countertop material is Statuario Marble. In the middle of the vanity cabinetry is a roll out hamper for laundry. Floor tiles in the bathroom are a netted 12×12 of Carrara and Verdi Antique, while the shower floor tile is 2×2 Carrara. The shower has a skylight. The wainscot tile is from Dirk Elliott tile. The wall sconces are from Hudson Valley Lighting model # 3042 in a polished nickel finish.

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Above: The walls are Benjamin Moore’s Bone White with an Aqua Velvet finish and the trim is Benjamin Moore’s Linen White with a Satin Impervo finish.

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Above: Dimensions of the home theater: width is 14′ – 1″ wide and 22′-1″ deep. The screen is eight feet six inches wide by five feet tall, with a diagonal dimension of nine feet eleven inches.

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Above: The siding is red cedar, pre-primed in Semi-Transparent at the factory in Cabot Beechwood Gray. Then a single coat of Semi-transparent Cabot Pepperwood was applied. The rest of the colors are Benjamin Moore paints. Fascias and soffits are BM 1581 Milestone Gray. Mounting blocks in the shingle siding are BM 1538 Wildwood Crest. Most of the exterior trim is BM 1523 Embassy Green. The stone is quarried from a few different quarries in Vershire, Vermont.

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Above: The exterior window sash is Marvin’s wineberry cladding.

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Photos: Rob Karosis Photography

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