Hinesburg Renovation and Remodel

Hinesburg Renovation and Remodel

In this renovation and remodeling project, we took out the old sliding glass doors and added two large walk-in bay windows that made the small interior space feel much more open and spacious. A balcony was added to one of the windows which opens out from the master bedroom to a stunning Adirondack view. The master bedroom was completely redone and includes locally harvested maple trim and several built-in shelves and doorways with transom windows that allow light to flow through the entire upstairs. More energy efficient, double pane Marvin windows with durable metal exterior cladding were used to replace the old, leaky windows that were installed when the house was originally built. Local Materials for a Great Renovation Many local materials were used on this project including spruce and pine flooring, solid maple and pine that was used for trim and several custom built-ins including the one seen below that enters into the master bedroom suite. The balcony was all made of red cedar for its warm color and durability to rain and snow which this house sees plenty of.  ...

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Custom Design- The Dome House

Custom Design- The Dome House

This custom design home is one of the most unusual projects we have ever worked on. The exterior walls were made by Monolithic Domes out of Texas and constructed from 2” of polyurethane foam and 5” of steel reinforced concrete. We arrived to an empty shell and had to devise creative ways to frame the inside of the house. The interior is spacious and extremely unique, with tall arching cathedral ceilings in the upstairs bedrooms and library and include many built-in shelves and cabinets, recycled pine floors from an old barn roof with a radiant heat slab beneath, maple and cherry cabinets, cherry stairs and butcher block counter tops. This home redefines the terms ‘custom’ and ‘personalized’. This home will be heated primarily with wood and solar hot water pumped through a radiant heating system. The thermal mass of the concrete walls makes it especially energy efficient year round and solid. Custom design- mechanicals The home features a full house air exchange heat recovery ventilator and solar electric panels were added as well to make this home extremely energy efficient.                ...

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Energy Star, Neighborhood Farmhouse

Energy Star, Neighborhood Farmhouse

We started building this 5+ Energy Star house in the fall of 2009 and completed it in the late winter of  2010. Built for a family of four near downtown Shelburne, Vermont,  it is about 2400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a large 2 story mudroom with sky lights that links the main house to both floors of the 2 car garage. The mudroom contains a laundry facility, large closet and room for built-in benches. There is also a full basement and study. This house has room to grow, including a huge 675 square foot space above the garage that can be finished and another 550 square feet of basement space that has radiant floor heat in the slab already (finished in the spring of 2014). Radiant heat was installed on the first floor, with baseboard on the second floor. A beautiful wood burning built-in stove was installed in the living room with a unique one piece limestone facing. The wood stove heats the entire downstairs comfortably. The floors and cabinets are all red birch and counter-tops granite. Cellulose was used to insulate the house and, as we always do, an air exchange/heat recovery system was installed. Custom tile work was done in the master bathroom steam shower, all the bathroom floors and mudroom. The master bedroom suite is quite spacious with a full cathedral ceiling, walk in closets and spacious bathroom. The outside decks and porches all feature Brazilian Paulope with tongue and groove pine ceilings. Cost was about $162.00 per square foot (2009) not including blasting and excavation to build the house. This does not include design work,  land and permits....

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