New Hampshire House

Custom Residences

The design of The New Hampshire House takes advantage of commanding views and fits comfortably into the side of a hill.

High on a windswept farm, overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and Mt. Washington, this masterfully sculptured home and barn is sited on a remote 300 acre farm.

Project Details

Below are a few of the features of this home:

The Design of the Project

The first year of construction on The New Hampshire House was spent reconstructing a two acre pond and rebuilding the earthen dam and spillway that once housed a shingle mill, as well as carving the long and winding driveway out of the side of the hill rising 700 feet vertically to the site of the home and barn.  The architect chose to build the new structure on the found ruin of the old homestead and barn.  The owner, who chose to build this 12,000 square foot home and barn in such a remote and inhospitable place, has a passion for the land and directed the architect to incorporate a design that not only took advantage of the commanding views but also incorporated “peak” and “shape” to the home to fit it comfortably into the side of the hill.
 

Additional Project Features

Pyramid roof shapes were chosen by the architect to complement the mountains in the distance and provide bold yet warm shape for the spaces they covered.  The gourmet kitchen was built around custom cabinets designed by the owners and built by Domus.  Native New Hampshire granite was chosen for the kitchen countertops and all vanity and casework surfaces.  Ship lapped cedar clad the ceiling of the pyramids while custom designed lighting provides the light for each space and highlights the extensive art and sculpture collection of the clients.  The owners barn houses their antique auto collection while functioning as a well outfitted working shop for the gentlemen farmer.