The recently completed Mountain Cabin in Waitsfield, Vermont was featured in Fine Homebuilding’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 woodstove!
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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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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.
The 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.
A library, mudroom, laundry and pantry were at the top of my clients’ wish list. In this whole house renovation we created all those spaces and enhanced the master bedroom with a small fireplace. The exterior of the home got a face lift too including exterior insulation, new siding and timber framed porches.
I recently received the note below from a satisfied client:
Hi Wags, Joan, and Katie,
What a joy it was for us to be at the cottage this past summer with the new bunkhouse and renovated cottage! Each day, we appreciated the expanded space and observed the special touches and thoughtful details you all incorporated in your work. We again realized how fortunate we were to have the expertise, creativity, and vision of architect, builder, and landscaper who worked together to create such a delightful spot.
The two separate buildings worked so well and the beautiful stonework and landscaping brought them all together. (What good exercise it was to climb those steps several times a day!) We understand the fall has brought changing colors to many of the landscape plants.
The location has always been special to our family but now the renovated cottage and new bunkhouse will make it a comfortable and pleasant place to enjoy with family and friends for years to come.
Many thanks to you all – it was wonderful working with you.
Lynn & Bob
The New Vermont Farmhouse sits on a previously developed site and an existing foundation. The existing cabin was dismantled and materials were salvaged for reuse in the new house. Before and After photos of the exterior appear below.
I am delighted to have another one of my projects featured on the design website Houzz.
Blogger, Editor and Stylist Joanne Palmisano showcased my Remote Cabin in her ideabook entitled, Houzz Tour: Cozy Vermont Cabin Blanketed in Charm This carefully crafted, ecofriendly cabin in the woods makes coming in from the cold a truly memorable occasion.
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I am delighted to have one of my projects featured this week on the design website Houzz. Houzz is a leading destination for home design enthusiasts, professionals and home owners from around the world. With over 50,000 photos and 100,000 ideabooks, Houzz has the largest database of home design ideas on the net; it is the online version of cutting pages out of magazines and stuffing them in a folder.
Writer, Editor and Dreamer Lawrence Karol showcased my Modern Cabin in his ideabook entitled, Houzz Tour: Bright, Polished Vermont Cabin Using local woods, plentiful windows and a keen eye for design, an architect builds a sleek cabin in the mountains of Vermont.
“I don’t know much about playing poker, but I’ve been told that a pair of aces is the best starting hand in Texas Hold ‘Em. Architect Joan Heaton was holding the equivalent of this lucky pair — a keen eye for clean, modern design and a husband who’s a builder — when she began construction on this 800-square-foot cabin in the Green Mountains of Vermont.”
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