Sheffield Residence recalls rural American architecture

The residential house designed by Vincent Appel / Of Possible combines tradition and contemporary design, among frames onto the landscape and outdoor terraces. 

Sheffield Residence, designed by Vincent Appel/ Of Possible, is a private house in Massachusetts where an old family home was once located. Combination of tradition and contemporaneity, expressed in New England construction techniques and technological principles, the building evokes memories of childhood.

The structure, with floor-to-ceiling openings, provides a series of frames onto the landscape that reinforce the relationship between interior and exterior, while the patios and pitched roof recall local vernacular architecture. Sheffield Residence seems to rest gently on the ground and appears slightly suspended, with its thick, super-insulated walls and the delicate tones of the cedar planks of the cladding. The use of solar panels and low environmental impact materials from regional sources are evidence of a focus on sustainability. 

Sheffield Residence
Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA
Residential house
Vincent Appel / Of Possible
General Contractor:
Kent Hicks Construction Co., Inc.
Building Science:
Energy Efficiency Associates, LLC
Alula Woodworks
Kitchen Millwork:
New Antiquity
Cedar siding consulting:
Western Red Cedar Association
334 sqm

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