Fine Homebuilding Small Homes

Magic Mountain Cabin

By Arron Fagan
Photography by Susan Teare

Fall 2016

This elegant and functional cabin creates the illusion of spaciousness with thoughtful finishes and storage solutions.


Design New England

The Fixer-Uppers

Written by Kathleen James
Photographed by Susan Teare

May/June 2016

A husband and wife team crafts a winning renovation of an iconic 1890s Vermont barn.


Cabin Life

Remote Cabin is a Green Gem

Written by Fran Sigurdsson
Photographed by Susan Teare

December 2012

Cabin Life magazine asked for tips on designing a cabin.


Green Building and Design Magazine

No Artificial Ingredients

Written by Matt Alderton
Photographed by Susan Teare and Barrie Fisher

April/May/June 2012

Architect Joan Heaton honors the Adirondack region with wood-based designs that are rooted in nature and history.

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Vermont Magazine

Architect Joan Heaton puts her design ideas into action at her family’s house in Lincoln

Written by Kathleen James
Photographed by Carolyn Bates

May/June 2009

Bristol Architect Joan Heaton likes to work in a style best described as the New Vernacular, a freewheeling combination of traditional forms and modern sensibilities. From the outside, a Heaton home may look like an historic Vermont farmhouse, while inside, it’s light and airy, with a wide-open floor plan and eclectic materials.


Vermont Magazine

Renovating an Old Schoolhouse in New Haven

Written by Alan Pistorius
Photographed by Gary Hall

April 1999

Andrew Furtsch, a young builder from the mountain town of Lincoln, didn’t know much about the tall structure perched on a hill above the New Haven River in nearby New Haven Mills. He knew that it was an old school and an extraordinary building, but that was about it.

Fine Homebuilding

Enter the Dragon

Photographed by Charles Miller and Jared Polesky

September 1997

Enter the Dragon. Then crawl forward through its belly, spin down the spiral slide and repeat as many times as necessary. Kids at the Denise Louis Early Education Center in Seattle, Washington, have this drill to look forward to at daily recess.