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Featured Work: A Vermont Retreat in Boston Globe

Raising the roof created space for a master bedroom that sits a half-flight above the master bath, with its fabric-formed concrete walls.Raising the roof to gain a master suite in a Vermont retreat An artist and environmentalist update their funky split-level house using tough materials creatively. By Regina Cole • September 08, 2017 The “terrific light and killer views” sold Julia and Tim Purinton on their mountainside house in Warren, Vermont. “Designed by a young architect named...
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Featured Work: A Wildlife Corridor in Town

A Wildlife Corridor in Town - Vermont Home and Garden - Interior Architecture - Carolyn Bates PhotographyThe making of a symbiotic home and multiple gardens (and three businesses) Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn BatesVERMONT HOMES AND GARDENS • September/October 2017 ONE CANNOT HELP BUT SMILE ROUNDING the corner and the slight incline to Nancy and Alan Ben-oit’s small brick cottage. It feels like being transported to a little slice of Englis...
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My Farm House Photos For Cushman Design Are Featured At Nehnuteľnosti.sk!

Farm HouseI am so excited!!! Recently my photos taken for the Cushman Design Group of this farm house were featured on the online magazine Nehnuteľnosti.sk. Perfect! This farm will enchant you not only with beautiful surroundings, but also with a full wood interior May 22, 2017 •  Nehnuteľnosti.sk* This will happen when love for nature is transfer...
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A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small space

A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small spaceWheel Pad, winner of World Architecture News 2016 Small Spaces Award, is a 200 sq.ft. accessible bedroom and bathroom that can be attached to an existing home. It is an affordable, eco-friendly, non-toxic, immediately available living space offering privacy, and supporting the independence of individuals with mobility issues. Our goal is to respect...
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A Cozy Carriage House Conversion

Living Room for A Cozy Carriage House ConversionAn 1869 Barn Receives an Authentic Restoration Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn BatesVERMONT HOMES AND GARDEN • March 2017 THE STATELY ITALIANATE HOUSE THAT SITS on a secluded double lot in the historic south side of Burlington has a delightful companion in the form of a lovingly restored carriage house just steps away. The cheerful dwelle...
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Feature in Old House Journal: BOLD INTENTIONS

BOLD INTENTIONSONCE THE HUB OF A DAIRY FARM, LARGELY UNCHANGED, SIMPLE AND TRADITIONAL, THIS FARMHOUSE IN RURAL VERMONT HAPPILY EMBRACES COLOR USED WITHOUT INHIBITION. BY REGINA COLE | PHOTOS BY CAROLYN BATES Artist and interior designer Jenny Blanchard has an uninhibited aesthetic that developed in the far-flung places she has lived. Rooms in her old Vermont far...
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Artistry on Every Level

Every room and every feature (including the clear acrylic bar stools and 16-and-a-half-foot kitchen island, above) keys into at least one of the owners’ goals in terms of both style and practicality...and also keeps nonessential elements in the background.A delightful Stowe house is the epitome of all details considered. Story by Marisa Crumb  • Photos by Carolyn BatesVERMONT MAGAZINE • Winter 2016 THE CONTENTMENT AND ENTHUSIASM COME through clearly and immediately. Judy and Matt Beech-er are without a doubt very pleased with the results of their one-and-a-half-year collaboration with John Stee...
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Lamoille County Courthouse Addition and Renovation

Lamoille County Courthouse Addition and RenovationThe historic Lamoille County Courthouse was built in the early 1900’s and is the centerpiece of the Village of Hyde Park. The Courthouse is on the Vermont and National Historic Registers. By 2012, the building was inadequate to meet the needs of the community. SAS Architects were hired to expand and renovate the Courthouse and improve accessibility...
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FOR SALE: MAD RIVER RETREAT

FOR SALE: AWESOME FLY FISHING LOCATION with two unique homes and this river front on the Mad River.

Jerry Johnson fishing

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Five local architectural companies designed far out ice fishing shanties.

a1sx2_Original1_icefishingshanties-carolynbates-1.jpgOn February 26th, the Shelburne Museum had a Snow Day! It was such an absolutely awesome day that I got to spend there with Nan Patrick and Cindy Knauf. One of the exhibits we were able to see was the ARCTICtecture: The Ice Shanty Project featuring top Vermont Architecture firms. The participating firms include TruexCullins, Peregrine Design Build,...
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Inside the Valley Farmhouse

Exterior Residential Architectural Photography
Architect: Haynes and Garthwaite architects, Norwich, VT • Builder: Naylor & Breen Builders Inc., Brandon Vermont

Take a look at this amazing new farmhouse with all the charm of one that has been there for decades!

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How to Take Your Living Room from Drab to Fab!

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Here is how to go from a DULL daytime to a GLORIOUS DUSK interior.

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Vermont's Hot New Hair Salon

sequoiasalon-015ah-Logo-header.pngTake a look at the hottest new hair salon in Burlington! Shari Powers, the owner of Sequoia Salon, and her two Fantastic stylists Sarah Jean and Tabitha Fuller are excited to unveil the revitalized salon. They artistically blend new colors into your hair and style it so you feel great about yourself and your new “do”. Over the past year, Shari an...
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Look what could be in your inbox!

as-DNE-emailblast.jpgSpotted in DESIGN NEW ENGLAND Sneak Peek Email! In the November/December issue of Design New England, Mary Peacock and Jonathan Larsen and their home have a full feature! This amazing home is beautiful as well as energy efficient. Not to mention being on Vermont’s Mad River! You can find out more about it by visiting the publications sec...
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The Teahouse

teahouse-15ah_1300703_1-sh.jpgHaynes & Garthwaite Architects They renovated the historic brick  house and added a beautiful new timberframe structure. Trees, large stone, unique wood designs on doors and cabinets, wonderful alive sun room alley, three sided wood fireplace.
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Concrete Asymmetrical Forms

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Sandy Lawton, Arro Design, artist.

Made with fabric or road cloth, created a wonderful set of stairs that you walk down, then up, then down, then up, and look all around, to see what you can see...

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Photo Safari 2015

Photo Safari 2015

Sandy Lawton, of Arro Design, Kirsten Seibert, of Broadleaf Landscape Architecture and I gave a PHOTO SAFARI, which included tours of Sandy and Kirsten's home and in their barn where they are building a new home, complete with beautifully colored concrete kitchen counters. Then we drove to see Sandy's fabric formed concrete TreeHouse, and Kirsten's well designed very steep sloped landscape with pergula, We had a magnificent lunch, and finally camera raw classes by Carolyn L. Bates Photography.

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New Video! The Shelburne Point Residential Project

See more of my videos on the YouTube Channel!
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Picture Perfect Residence from The Cushman Design Group

Take a look at two of the images that will be in a full page AD for The Cushman Design Group in Architectural Digest!

The Cushman Design Group AD

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Fun with Photoshop! Fixing Camera Angle in Photoshop.

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If I was able to Fly, then perhaps I would have been able to photograph this summer camp straight on. But without this ability, I was perched precariously on concrete steps that went like an expert ski slope. Not happy with this view, I played with free transform, and lots of extra layers of pieces and parts of the cottage, to finally make it look like I really was able to fly. Enjoy!

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