Two Shed

Waterbury, Vermont | 2016


Two Shed is located atop a bluff on five acres in Waterbury Village, Vermont. The owners desired a house that prioritized natural light, an open floor plan, wall space to display art, and multiple outdoor experiences. The design orients toward mountain views to the east and acts as a buffer to the northern village light and western highway noise. The largest façade faces due south for full passive solar gain. From the western auto court, a path of river birch and raised garden beds made of white painted steel define the entry sequence. The path leads through a pierced, common wall to an interior courtyard flanked by parallel shed structures; the residence to the south and the guest house/garage to the north. The facades of the home and auxiliary building extend into the landscape creating private outdoor sitting areas that bookend the exterior spaces. A palette of white stained western red cedar shingles and repurposed snow fencing, orient­ed vertically, clad the contemporary shed shapes. Oversized openings integrate the archi­tecture into landscape and allow for an abundance of natural light.





Interior Design

Brooke Michelsen Design





Landscape Architect

Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture



Jim Westphalen Photography


Awards + Publications

2016 AIA VT Merit Award

2023 Archello
2023 Dwell
2023 Architizer
​2017 Gessato: May
2017 Dezeen: April
2017 VTDigger: January