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A Tiny House in Vermont

A Penchant for Portmanteau
A Penchant for Portmanteau Two stone cottages in the Northeast Kingdom come with very special names. DRAWING FROM HER FAMILIAL ROOTS and a literary love, homeowner Lynda Graham-Barber named her first stone cottage, “Emerley,” a portmanteau word using the first four letters of her father’s name, Emerson, and combining it with the first line of Daphn...
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Hill Section Colonial For Sale

Check out this awesome original 1940’s house with views of lake champlain and authentic tiled  bathrooms you will LOVE!

Hill Section Colonial For Sale

292 So Willard, Burlington, VT
Find out more and to contact Sue Dorn and Michael Rooney, visit www.hickokandboardman.com.

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Massages in Montpelier Mix with Mesclun


Home is where your massage business and community garden thrive. Story by Marisa Crumb Photos by Carolyn Bates VERMONT MAGAZINE • July/August 2018 One Mile from the intersection of elm and state streets in Montpelier’s delightful downtown, an unassuming yet polished midcentury split-level ranch is home to Chris Adams and Sheryl Rapée-Adams’ busines...
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A Kit Home’s Historic Charm Endures


A 1920s bungalow stands the test of time. Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn Bates March/April 2018 • VERMONT MAGAZINE For those not familiar with the style and process of a popular system of house design and construction during the first half of the twentieth century, a “kit home” was a practical and economic, albeit customizable and attrac...
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A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small space

A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small space
Wheel 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 Conversion
An 1869 Barn Receives an Authentic Restoration Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn Bates VERMONT 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 dwell...
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Feature in Old House Journal: BOLD INTENTIONS

BOLD INTENTIONS
ONCE 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 Bates VERMONT 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 Ste...
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Lamoille County Courthouse Addition and Renovation

Lamoille County Courthouse Addition and Renovation
The 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.

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On 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!   Located in the Upper Valley, this 4 bedroom home was designed to capture the character of a New England farmhouse and was si...
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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

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Take 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 and ...
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Look what could be in your inbox!

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Spotted 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 section o...
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The Teahouse

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Haynes & 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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