Clark Road Update

Exterior siding work is nearing completion on this project despite the winter weather.  Exterior siding materials used are standing seam metal roofing panels, Douglas Fir wood, and two colors of Eter-Color cement board siding.  Eter-Color is a high-density cement board with the color integral to the material (solid throughout) that requires no finish.  It is installed over rainscreen strapping with a reveal between each panel.  The result is an exceptionally durable and maintenance-free siding. Interior finish work is underway, progress shots coming soon.

SOUTHWEST I (small)
SOUTHWEST I (small)
WEST I(small)
WEST I(small)
NORTHEAST I (small)
NORTHEAST I (small)
SOUTH PORCH I(small)
SOUTH PORCH I(small)

Clark Road Update

Exterior siding and roofing work continues at the Clark Road project.  The exterior siding materials are standing seam metal and high-density solid-color fiber cement board rainscreen cladding.  The color is integral to the cement board and there are no surface coatings required (paint or otherwise) which makes for a very durable maintenance-free siding material.  The gray colors of the metal and cement board contrast nicely with the exposed fir beams and complement the natural setting of this house.

Press for the Chase Street House

The Chase Street house has been completed.  We had a couple of open houses just prior to completion and the house was received with great enthusiasm.  Since then, the house has gotten some great local press thanks to Seven Days, the Burlington Free Press and the local NBC affiliate, WPTZ.  The house will be included in this years AIA VT Home Tours on September 11, from 10am to 3pm.  Additional photos will be posted shortly. "A 'Renegade' House Rises in Burlington"

"A Home Clad in Metal"

Brewer Parkway Update

A couple of recent photos of the Brewer Parkway renovation project that is being built by TrueNorth Construction.  The first photo shows the sliding barn door on the "commuter bike" storage shed, with exposed galvanized track and vertical grain fir panel.  The second photo is a view of the southwest corner of the house as seen from the street and gives an indication of the building massing.  The addition on the backside of the house may be seen projecting above the lower roof.  Clerestory windows in this taller band bring in south light to the back rooms of the house.

Ranch Renovation

Construction is well underway for the latest Brewer Parkway ranch renovation project.  This is an exciting project and the result will be a dramatic transformation of this house.  Below are some recent progress photographs, shot from the back of the house that show the long bar-shaped addition.  This addition will have a master bedroom suite, a family room and a loft space looking down into the family room.  The original gable roof of the house is being replaced with a new low-pitch roof, visible in the bottom photo.  The taller addition has clerestory windows above this roof with southern exposure to provide direct, south light into the rooms of the addition.

South Street Project

The South Street renovation project is nearing completion.  Shown below are images of the front elevation, before renovation and during construction.  The entry porch has been expanded, with new fir posts and exposed rafters, new vertical grain fir siding, a new roof, and a new cast concrete porch and steps.  The brick veneer has been removed from the garage, and new vertical grain fir siding has been added with exposed fir brackets supporting a new roof over the doors.  Interior renovations include a new kitchen/living/dining room, new den and a new entry space.

Akley Road

On the boards, additions and renovations to an 11 year old post and beam house in Brattleboro, Vermont.   Additions will include a garage, entry porch, screen porch, outdoor shower and landscaping.  On the inside, interior partition walls will be removed to create a blank slate of open space into which carefully designed modern interventions will be introduced, such as a new kitchen, new bathrooms, home office space and master bedroom.  Interior spaces will be open to each other and connected to the new exterior spaces and the surrounding wooded site. 

Cliff Street Project Update

The Cliff Street project is wrapping up.  To mark this I am posting before and after photographs of the south elevation (the front of the house facing Cliff Street).  The contrast between these photos is an indication of how extensive a renovation project this has been.  The south facade has a new porch, new siding, new roof overhangs, new roofing and all new windows and doors.  The garage has been converted into a ground floor bedroom suite.  The roof overhangs on this side of the house are deep enough to provide solar shading during the summer months while allowing solar heat gain during the winter months.  The siding is cement board clapboards, with vertical grain fir siding around the recessed front door.