The owners' goals for the design of their new home in Stowe, Vermont primarily focused around three significant requests: to take its architectural cues from the unadorned farmhouses built in the late 19th century; to make the most of distant mountain views, the solar track of the sun and the pastoral site; and to provide a 2500 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house within in a disciplined budget. Through the addition of two generous porches, we created outdoor spaces for the family to gather and share their appreciation for the agrarian beauty of the site. The porches also serve to break up the simple cost effective geometry of the house. Inside, the public rooms flow easily together to share the views and day lighting. The connector and garage/barn were added in a later phase.