Mountain Cabin|Waitsfield, Vermont

The Mountain Cabin, located in Waitsfield, Vermont, is nestled among the trees on a west facing knoll overlooking the Mad River Valley. This two bedroom, two bath home provides compact living on one level. Bifold doors at the southwest corner of the cabin open wide to provide access to a deck and connect with the outdoors.

Low maintenance, energy efficient, modern and edgy are among the adjectives the client used to describe her vision for her new home. The Mountain Cabin is all of the above with durable, stained cedar siding, clad windows, and a standing seam metal roof.  Polished concrete floors with radiant heat and a modern wood stove keep the cabin warm while extra thick walls, full of insulation, increase efficiency. Clean lines, sleek built-ins, European appliances and contemporary plumbing fixtures contribute to the modern look.

A separate one-car garage with a charging station for an electric car and solar photovoltaic panels furthers the sustainable agenda.

Read about the cabin in Fine Homebuilding magazine.

“It has been a true pleasure working with Joan Heaton Architects on many projects. Whether it is a new build or renovation we always enjoy collaborating with Joan. She brings great ideas to the table and approaches every job with an open mind. Joan always works closely with the client to help them create the home of their dreams. We look forward to many more projects with Joan Heaton Architects in the future.”

– Brothers Building Company


Completed: 2015

Photography: Susan Teare

Builder: Brothers Building Company