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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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Historic Renovation for COTS

cots vermont photography artchitecture carolyn batesCOTS North AveHistoric Renovation and Addition for The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)Burlington, VT • Duncan-Wisniewski Architecture The building includes a  fabulous new day station with a kitchen, beds, showers, washing machine, computers, books, indoor and outdoor sitting areas and a big garden where vegetables and flowers are growin...
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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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OLD HOUSE JOURNAL features Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

My Neighborhood Northeast Kingdom, Vermontby Jerry Johnson/ Photos by Carolyn Bates Vermont’s wild, beautiful Northeast Kingdom comprises three counties in the northeast corner of the state. This town of 1,100 people at the center of Orleans County has lots of history; it was founded in 1781 by Ira Allen and his wife, Jerusha Enos Allen; Ira and his brother Ethan Allen were Green Mountain ...
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Happy Birthday to My Mom

Marie Louise Gartside Bates and Carolyn Bates in MauiMarie Louise Gartside BatesMay 1, 1918-2016 When I look back at my time spent with my mom, one of my favorite memories is the day we spent holding hands, laughing and jumping the waves in Maui, Hawaii, 1992. Last week I started to look through old photos looking for one to use for Facebook for my mom’s birthday May 1.  And voila, there was one...
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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 look at the Art World’s Biggest Protest

Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo Statement by Christo, January 25, 2017 “After pursuing Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, for 20 years and going through five years of legal arguments, I no longer wish to wait on the outcome. I have decided ...
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Art Watch: Christo and his Floating Piers

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 ChristoChristo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 – Italy’s Lake Iseo was reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulated with the m...
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INCREDIBLE STORY – I CAN RETURN SO EASILY by Jerry Johnson

PaintingWhen my four brothers and I were kids, our parents would take us on vacations to Cape Cod. Invariably, we would rent a cottage at Grand Cove in West Dennis. Just up the road from the cottage was an artist who painted seascapes and old clipper ships. His name was Alfred Gabali. I would say to him, “Sir, your paintings are incredible. It’s as if one ...
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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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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!I hope that you are all able to take a little time an do something you enjoy this holiday season whether it is fly fishing on the Mad River like Jerry Johnson or spending time with friends and family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!- Carolyn Bates How to Make a Holiday Card 🎄❄️🎁🎄❄️🎁🎄❄️🎁🎄❄️🎁🎄❄️ Want to know how the card was made? See what I d...
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Celebrating 25 years of Landscape Architecture with Cynthia Knauf

Congratulations to Cynthia Knauf on celebrating 25 years of offering Landscape Architectural Services!

Here are some of her highlights...

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photos: Jim Westphalen

"PERFECT HARMONY - Knauf's deft mix of a variety of stone and plant materials enhances the architecture at every turn." -New England Home magazine

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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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For my mom

Marie Louise Bates 1918-2016My mom, she set out a course for her life, and did it right. She died perfectly. Before anything really dire set in. My sister, Cindy Koster, my mom and I are all lucky… I am not sure I have it all together yet, as when I wander into a book shop or card shop, I stop and say “I should buy one for my mom,”…and then I stop. I used to be her foil when ...
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Gun Sense VT: Supporting Background Checks for All

Gun Sense VT: Supporting Background Checks for All

On Sunday September 11th, Gun Sense VT supported the LGBT community while marching at the Gay Pride Parade parade in Burlington, VT. This grassroots organization is getting the word out about preforming background checks for all. This important gun control issue is one that the Democratic party in Vermont supports including Sue Minter, running for Governor, and Dave Zuckerman, running for Lieutenant  Governor.

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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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“Happy Anniversary”. . . . . 89th!

The month of May stands out as a very special time of year for the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, as we pay tribute to Charles Lindbergh on this 89th anniversary of his solo “First Flight” across the Atlantic! On 20 May 1927, “The Spirit of St. Louis” took to the skies from a small airfield in New York, and landed 32 hours later i...
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