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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.

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Wilmarth Farm photos

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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.

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Vermont slate

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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.

 

 

 

 

Mountain Cabin in Waitsfield, Vermont

 

20141217143213_00001The Mountain Cabin, located in Waitsfield, Vermont, is under construction. Nestled among the trees on a west facing knoll, the cabin overlooks the Mad River Valley.  This two bedroom, two bath home provides compact living on one level.  Bi-fold doors at the south west corner of the cabin open wide to provide access to a deck and connect with the outdoors.

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