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Charlotte Renovation – before and after

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

A library, mudroom, laundry and pantry were at the top of my clients’ wish list.  In this whole house renovation we created all those spaces and enhanced the master bedroom with a small fireplace.  The exterior of the home got a face lift too including exterior insulation, new siding and timber framed porches.








Cottage on the Lake – before and after

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Once a seasonal rental property, this charming lakeside cottage now serves as a vacation home for a family of five.  The property was in need of extensive renovation but its proximity to Lake Champlain made it worth the effort.













New Vermont Farmhouse Interiors – before and after

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Interiors of the New Vermont Farmhouse appear below.

New Vermont Farmhouse Exteriors – before and after

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The New Vermont Farmhouse sits on a previously developed site and an existing foundation.  The existing cabin was dismantled and materials were salvaged for reuse in the new house. Before and After photos of the exterior appear below.


Cornwall, Vermont Renovation and Addition – before and after

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Below are photos of the kitchen, siting room, living room, dining room and sun room in a recently completed renovation and addition project in Cornwall, Vermont.  Details abound in this home and include a stone fireplace, extensive woodwork and built-in furniture.  New windows and french doors take advantage of abundant natural light and stunning Adirondack views.  The connected spaces contain the Owners collection of  antique furniture, rugs and Asian art acquired while living abroad. The smaller images are the before photos.

Adirondack Addition – before and after

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The addition to this Adirondack home contains a sitting room, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a loft; it blends seamlessly with the architecture of the existing cottage. The addition, located at right angles to the existing cottage, forms an outdoor courtyard with dramatic westerly views of the Adirondack Mountains. The design of the addition mimics the gable form and period details of the existing cottage such as the stone foundation and patio, flared shingled walls, diamond light windows and elaborate timber framed elements inside and out.  The last image shows the site before the addition.