Mountain Cabin featured in Finehomebuilding Design Blog

The recently completed Mountain Cabin in Waitsfield, Vermont was featured in Fine Hombuilding’s Design Blog – Through the Lens.  Photo and text by Susan Teare.


Located on a west facing knoll overlooking a local valley, this two bedroom and two bathroom home provides compact living on one level.  Bifold glass doors positioned on the southwest corner open wide to provide access to a deck and the outdoors.  The exterior siding and window trim is rough sawn western red cedar with a stained finish. The windows are Marvin clad – their color is Ebony.  The home is low maintenance, energy efficient and cozy with a standing seam metal roof.  I couldn’t wait to go inside after shooting the exterior to warm up by the wood stove!

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Farmhouse Entry featured on Houzz

The entry below is featured on Houzz in an ideabook entitled, “How to Make the Most of Your Entry (No Closet Required)”.

Janell Beals writes:

A bench not only looks welcoming, but provides function and design to this hardworking area of the home. Here, a long bench allows for baskets to be placed underneath. Hooks line the entire perimeter of the room above the wainscoting, and a charming antique urn for umbrella storage completes the look.

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A Look Inside – Fine Homebuilding Design Blog

Middlebury Barn Project is featured in Fine Homebuilding’s Blog “Through the Lens” by contributing photographer Susan Teare.

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A Look Inside

Located where hay wagons once entered the barn, the recessed porch provides an inviting entry. The new front door and sidelight can be covered with a sliding barn door made of old barn wood for privacy while a continuous transom window above lets light in. The rafters and slate roof are original to the structure; siding and windows are new.  I shot three night images of this barn on one of the hottest days of summer.  The sunset was spectacular and the barn glowed as the light left the sky.

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A Historic Vermont Barn Becomes a Contemporary Home – Fine Homebuilding Blog

Middlebury Barn Project is featured in Fine Homebuilding’s Design Blog “Through the Lens” by contributing photographer Susan Teare.

A Historic Vermont Barn Becomes a Contemporary Home

I scouted this barn renovation with the builder to plan for the shoot and I immediately felt at home.  We entered through the garage, into the mudroom, up the stairs and then into an open main living space.  The combination of the polished concrete flooring with the antique floors had a warm and contemporary feel.  When I saw the main floor with the original timber frame contrasted with modern steel stairs and cable railings, I could see right away many great angles for photographs!  The walls were reclaimed wood with salvage doors and dry wall next to new energy efficient windows.  I shot the home a few weeks later and they are some of my favorite images taken this year.

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A Timber Frame Barn in the Making

The timber frame barn below was designed by Joan Heaton and built by Silver Maple Construction. The Hemlock timber frame is by Liberty Head Post and Beam.

The barn, inspired by Vermont vernacular farm structures, serves many purposes.  A wood shop and livestock pens are located at either end; the center aisle provides access to the hayloft and storage above as well as a place to store the tractor.







Wilmarth Farm photos


Earlier this week I was fortunate to work with photographer Bob Schatz to shoot a recently completed project in Addison, Vermont. The photo above shows the front of the farmhouse and Bob behind the lens.  The three photos below, taken by Bob, show the south and west sides of the recently renovated farmhouse, the renovated carriage barn and new landscaping including a lap pool.




Vermont slate




Have you ever wondered how stone counter tops are made?

The photos above show a block of slate being cut into slabs for counter tops.  Dark gray slated called Heathermoore is quarried in Vermont and cut into slabs at Sheldon Slate in Granville, NY.  These counter tops are for a soon to be completed renovation project in Middlebury, Vermont.