The Barn at the Willmarth Farm in Addison, Vermont is featured in a Houzz Tour: This Guesthouse’s Former Residents Were Horses, by Becky Harris. Link to Houzz >>
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Middlebury Barn Project is featured in Fine Homebuilding’s Blog “Through the Lens” by contributing photographer Susan Teare.
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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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.
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.
New windows in the south-east corner of the kitchen and a soaring pent roof are among the many recent renovations at the Willmarth Farm in Addison, Vermont. These architectural interventions comprised of clean, modern lines complement the existing historic fabric.
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
Once a seasonal rental property, this charming lakeside cottage now serves as a vacation home for a family of five. The property was in need of extensive renovation but its proximity to Lake Champlain made it worth the effort.
I am pleased to work with Dan Ober of Ober Woodworking on an English pub style renovation. Dan is building the hand carved, curved, Mahogany bar. This is not your average basement bar. Antique oak flooring and timbers, leaded glass windows and plaster walls complete the look. The in-home bar will serve as a gathering place for a large family.
On a recent visit to Ober Woodworking I learned about three ways to make curves in wood: coopering, laminating and band sawing. Dan used a technique called coopering to make curved panels for the base of the bar. He laminated 1/4″ thick layers of mahogany to create the the frames for the curved panels and used a band saw to cut the bar rail from solid mahogany stock. The bar also includes hand carved details at the column capitals and panels.
Interiors of the New Vermont Farmhouse appear below.