Sunburst House – White Mountains, NH

Sunburst House – White Mountains, NH

Sorensen Partners’ Sunburst House is a 960 square-foot home in the White Mountains used as a primary residence and studio/guest house. The eighty-foot long structure is united under a single stress-skin panel roof and is clad in Corten steel and red cedar planks. A polished radiant concrete slab floor extends the length of the structure.

Six living spaces strung along a continuous deck – bedroom, bath, living/kitchen, mud room, screen porch, and studio – have 180-degree views of the White Mountains to the east, south, and west.  The bowl-shaped landscape, a former quarry, steps down to the Androscoggin River and Moriah Range to the south.

The concept for the house strongly driven by the client’s landscape awareness, material palette concerns, and social concept of welcoming visitors. Berlin, NH-based Simple Structure is the general contractor. Stress-skin panel roof by Foard Panel.  The project was completed in Spring 2019.

2019-5 Construction update: Interior nearly complete.

2018-9-22 Construction update: Exterior complete. Interior nearing completion.


2018-3-27 Construction update: Interior wallboard installation.

2017-12-12 Construction update: Red cedar and Corten steel siding installation progress.

2017-11-30 Construction update: Corten installation, north side.

2017-11-28 Construction update: Cedar siding installation.

2017-11-10 Selecting American Clay Plaster colors:

2017-10-16 Construction update: Windows installed. 2017-9-14 Construction update: Framing nearly complete. 2017-8-1 Construction update: Frost-protected shallow foundation (FPSF) insulation in progress.