Ghost Shed

We’re excited to share these photos of our Ghost Shed in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont.  The shed blends with its surroundings by day and lights up like a lantern at night. If you look carefully, you can see the Ghost Shed through a corner window at the house. Project Team: Joan Heaton Architects, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture and Silver Maple Construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Heaton Architects Receives AIA Award for Excellence in Design

The American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter, has awarded a Merit Award to Joan Heaton Architects for the Vermont Modern Barn, a new home construction project built in Weybridge, Vermont.

Both the client, Mary Cullinane, and the general contractor, Silver Maple Construction of New Haven, also received recognition for their roles.  Joan has built her practice on the belief that a collaborative effort between Owner, Architect, and Builder yields the best results; the recent recognition confirms this notion. Other local firms who participated in the project are Raycroft Meyer Landscape Architects of Bristol and Artisan Engineering of Shelburne.  Credit for the photos goes to photographer Jim Westphalen.

The award-winning project is a small, airy home, sited to take advantage of southern exposure and views to the west.  The barn, modeled on the local form, is updated with a structural system of steel beams and big expanses of glass in the windows and doors.  A twelve-foot wide sliding door disappears into the gable end wall and a pivot entry door welcomes the owner and visitors.  A “bump out” containing four bunk beds accommodates overnight guests.

Mountain Cabin featured in Fine Homebuilding’s Design Blog


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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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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