Portfolio Pieces

Stowe Home

The Stowe Home has three bedrooms, three and one-half baths, and an oversized two-car garage. The juxtaposition of gabled and flat roofs and overlapping forms add interest.

Interior spaces are designed to connect with nature with large sliding doors and triple-pane windows.

This project is in the construction document phase.

Family Farmhouse

Designed for a large family, this farmhouse house takes the shape of three gable roof volumes, with a living room and an entry/mudroom located in between the gable roof volumes.


Thank you so much for your amazing designs and all your painstaking attention to detail! The place is really over the top.


Cabin Home

Nestled in a sloping, wooded Vermont site and overlooking a large pond, this house makes efficient use of space by sitting on a small footprint. Open kitchen, living and dining areas and a master suite occupy the first floor and two bedrooms and a bath are located in the finished basement.  The entry porch does double duty by providing covered storage for firewood while a mudroom, laundry, and closets help this small house function smoothly.  A future apartment above the attached two-car garage provides even more space.  This well insulated home is sited for passive solar and views of a nearby pond.

This project is in the design development phase.

Family Farmhouse

The three-bedroom Family Farmhouse faces east to take advantage of sweeping views of Mount Abraham and the Green Mountains. The house takes the shape of three connected volumes, with a screened porch and a covered entry porch, and provides a gathering place and a haven for a family of four.

The exterior and interior finishes give the new home a timeless appearance. Stone veneer on the foundation and chimney adds texture to the white-painted clapboard siding and standing seam metal roof.  On the interior, antique beams and floorboards compliment painted woodwork and custom cabinetry.

This project is recently completed.

Cornwall Renovation

Dark to light. We renovated the first floor of a Cornwall, VT home reconfiguring the kitchen, pantry, and mudroom, replacing the existing Cherry kitchen with custom cabinets of white and walnut, reimagining the existing stone fireplace and upgrading windows and doors. Interiors are refreshed by Stoneledge Farm + Home with new finishes, lighting, and furnishings.

Weybridge Renovation and Addition

A strategically placed addition contains a first-floor primary suite as well as a home office, fitness room, guest room, and two-car garage. Other spaces including entry and screened porches are reimagined as flat-roofed volumes.

This project is in the construction document phase.

Lakeside Pavilion

This one-bedroom structure sits on the shore of Lake Champlain in Westport, New York. The kitchen, dining, and living areas are designed to accommodate large gatherings of multiple families.

Large multi-slide doors open the interior to the outdoors to achieve the feel of a pavilion. A covered porch and screened porch enhance the indoor-outdoor connection.

Heavy timber trusses and porch framing that reflect the architecture in the Adirondack region are mixed with contemporary details such as board-formed concrete, sleek cabinets and a stone fireplace surround.


Black Barn

The addition of a home office and black barn (garage) round out this vacation home. With the ability to work remotely, this couple will now be able to spend more time in Vermont.

This project is under construction.

Styles Brook Farm

Sited to take in views of the Sentinel Range Wilderness, this five bedroom farmhouse consists of connected volumes with a combination of steep pitched gable roofs and shallow pitch shed roofs. The finishes, both exterior and interior, give the farmhouse a timeless appearance.  Exterior finishes consist of white painted clapboard siding, vertical board siding and standing seam metal roof.  Exposed rafter tails on the porches add texture and detail. On the interior, timber trusses and rustic floor boards compliment painted woodwork and cabinetry.

This project is under construction.

Shelburne Pond Home

The Shelburne Pond Home sits on a knoll with westerly views of the pond. A covered porch and west facing patio make the most of these views. The wooded site creates a private oasis for this four-bedroom home. Wood tones are echoed in the Shu Sugi Ban siding in contrasting colors. Designed for grandparents with four children and twelve grand children, the house provides first-floor living for its occupants with additional living space on the lower level and second floor for visiting children and grandchildren. Other spaces include a home office above the two-car garage, a playroom and a fitness room.


“It’s been wonderful to work with you! You’ve designed a spectacular home for us, and we are deeply grateful for your dedication, creativity, and stunningly beautiful work! Thank you, too, for hanging in there with us through various challenges, not the least of which is a global pandemic. We appreciate it more than I can tell you. Thank you, too, Jeri and Viscaya, for all you’ve done to turn our dream into a reality! We are grateful beyond words to all three of you!”


Stowe Vermont Home

The Stowe Vermont Home is sited on a sloping site with stunning mountain views to the west. This four bedroom home accommodates a family of three generations with a guest suite on the lower level and bedrooms for the two younger generations upstairs tucked under the roof. Open kitchen, living and dining areas are places for family and friends to congregate. Outdoor spaces consist of a covered porch and a large deck. Local woods are featured throughout the house; floors are red birch and maple, kitchen cabinets and bath vanities are Cherry. Hemlock timber framing inside and out ties the house to its surroundings. Ledge from the site is used for retaining walls and stone is repeated inside in the central chimney containing a fireplace and wood stove.


“Working with Joan on the construction of our Stowe Vermont property was a terrific experience. Aside from her exemplary design and creative skills, she proved as well to be a careful and concise communicator and listener. She gave us the Vermont house we needed, as much as the house that we asked for. She designed a house that worked for us perfectly within our timing and budgetary constraints as well. Every detail was carefully thought our and considered. Despite not being local to our town, she was always available when needed, and worked closely and effectively with our builder and subcontractors. We cannot imagine having a better experience with an architect.”

Amy and Steve


Bear Creek Home

Sited to take advantage of stunning mountain views of one of Vermont’s highest peaks, the three-bedroom Bear Creek Home fits this family and their lifestyle like a glove.

The kitchen and dining area opens onto a patio and covered porch providing many connected spaces for family and friends to congregate. A double-sided stone fireplace can be enjoyed from the kitchen and dining area as well as the living room.

The client was also the builder and they have a specialty metal shop where they executed custom details such as steel and glass doors, range hood, railings, and chimney cap in-house.