Multi Generational Home Vermont Mountains


The Montreal architectural firm no’s has completed a multigenerational house in the green mountains of Vermont called Three Summits, consisting of three sloping roof structures connected by one-story walkways.

No’s designed the house to create common areas that frame the view of the surrounding mountain range, bringing together three generations of family members.

“By repeating simple shapes positioned freely on the site, the project creates a diversity of habitats that meet the needs of community life while offering different relationships with the landscape,” said No’s.

“Without ornaments, the lines, the surfaces and the volumes form a pure and even primitive geometric whole.”

The granite stone walls support the sloping roofs, the gables of which are covered with sheet metal.

The high and angular roof lines were designed to imitate the surrounding mountains.

“The stone monoliths form the only opaque surfaces of the first floor, house the technical spaces and form the base of the three triangular prisms,” said No’s.

“These high angular roofs stage the green mountains and fully embrace their iconographic reference to winter sports and mordacity.”

The outdoor courtyards surround the walkways connecting the three cabin structures that, according to No’s, represent three stages of life.

“Artificial and natural gardens mix along the topographic routes, connecting the three main pavilions and recalling the three stages of life,” the Studio continued.

“By offering a variety of spaces and atmospheres, the multigenerational residence becomes a place conducive to the different phases of human existence within an Eternal generational cycle.”

Located at the highest point of the site, the Three Summits Home offers a breathtaking view of the mountainous landscape.

The connecting paths, the entrances to the houses and the underside of the overhanging roofs have been covered with wood.

The main entrance connects two cabin structures.

On one side is the cabin with the Master Suite and the internal garage of the house, while the other cabin has a lowered floor that adapts to the slope of the mountain and houses common areas.

From the common living room leads the third cabin, which has three levels with additional bedrooms.

Other houses for multigenerational families include a V-shaped wooden house in a rural village in the Czech Republic and two apartments in a high-rise building in Mumbai that have been combined into one house.

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