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Vermont Architect 2014-10-01 15:31:43
One of the projects I’m working on is an addition to and renovations of a ski home in Vermont. The main house is well built and and other than a maroon and pink bathroom and rather 80′s finishes, we are not doing anything too major to it. We are locating a family room addition between the existing house and garage which will …


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Vermont Architect 2014-08-25 21:13:39
Masiello Real Estate in Brattleboro, Vermont


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Vermont Architect 2014-08-22 22:47:29
I was just emailed a link to this really excellent tiny house infographic and it seemed worth sharing. I would add to this the community building aspects of the tiny house movement. Click to Enlarge Image Less Is More:The Tiny House MovementInfographic by CustomMade


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Vermont Architect 2014-08-18 06:46:17
I just registered for D2R2 – The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee Next Saturday. Will I see any of you there?


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Vermont Architect 2014-08-04 21:35:55
Just a quickie about thermal bridging and air sealing. I can explain it in way fewer words and terms and scientific-ness than what you find when you go looking for information on the web. Thermal bridging is when there is too much stuff that is not insulation in a section of exterior wall. This includes most traditionally framed houses. Especially near …


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Vermont Architect 2014-07-16 04:02:34
Every few years we we take a vacation! This time around it was to visit Seattle to say goodbye to my wife’s family home which will be razed to make way for a bunch of poorly designed condos. The house is on a double wide lot in the Madison Valley neighborhood. The house itself is a nice little craftsman that would otherwise …


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Vermont Architect 2014-05-14 16:22:31
Kent and I have worked together a bunch in the past and we are working on a project currently. This is a lovely little project that illustrates how using a few very high performance products can allow us to reconsider how we use materials elsewhere, often going back to more traditional materials. Note: I had nothing to do with this one. I …


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Vermont Architect 2014-05-09 17:43:41
A House for Slow Living The original concept came to me in a dream (yes ? I dream architecturally) I think the dream may have been generated by this image which has been on my bulletin board fora few years: The original sketch was called ?a house for food? The core concept was centered around the growing, preparation and consumption of food which lends …


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Vermont Architect 2014-03-13 18:33:30
I did something for myself! Soon, we will be faced with fitting two kids in one small bedroom in our small house and I had some ideas spinning around in my head about how to make our limited space work much better. Size isn’t everything – it’s how you use it. These two images are packed with lots of little moves …


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Vermont Architect 2014-03-11 00:28:19
Here is a lovely little project I’m working on. The existing steel spiral stair shown here is tight and impractical as well as in a poor location for the floor plan of the house. I designed a fairly minimalistic steel stair which will be installed in a different location and will be much easier to negotiate. The design process included trying every …


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Vermont Architect 2014-02-18 02:28:02
I have been asked about my Passive House consultant training by other architects enough times that I though I’d write up a quick synopsis, one year later. For me, the Passive House training was very useful for several reasons, not the least of which was the networking aspect. It is a small community with some really great conversation happening and it is …


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Vermont Architect 2014-02-05 18:24:59
I’m becoming a fan of Eric Reinholdt’s Houzz ideabooks. His writing and editing is a cut above plus he has very similar tastes to my own so I look forward to each new ideabook. He also worked for one of my favorite firms in Maine – Elliot and Elliot Architecture. His Houzz page is HERE And here area few of his ideabooks: Design Workshop: …


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Vermont Architect 2014-01-21 20:26:49
Bob has been asking me for some time to write a guest blog entry and since he has happily been to busy of late to write much himself, I thought this was a good time to finally make good on my promise to do so. Last year, I had a visit with an old friend who had recently moved back to the …


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Vermont Architect 2014-01-21 14:50:45
Vote for this house plan on Houseplans.com for a 2013 Howie Award. I think you do it on Pinterest by pinning and sharing HERE


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Vermont Architect 2013-12-11 20:31:50
HA! This happens a lot. I just got a call from a contractor who wanted to modify roof trim on an addition to make it both easier and he thought it would look better. Which it would except that a future phase of the project involves adding a porch in such a way that the frieze on the addition becomes the …


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Vermont Architect 2013-12-06 04:08:49
The Cotton Mill annual holiday sale and open studio is this weekend. I’ll be around toting kids but not officially participating although I may be in the office some of the time. I printed up 1/2 doz. of these to pin up around the building.


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Vermont Architect 2013-11-15 12:08:32
I visited a recent ski home project near Stratton mountain ski area to get some photos. The house is nearly complete. As usual there are things I would do differently next time and things that didn’t quite follow the drawings but that’s for me to know and no one else to notice. I really like the “presence” of this house. The …


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Vermont Architect 2013-11-06 21:34:49
Here are some photos from a current project. The interior of the exterior walls are all gutted and exposed for new insulation and air sealing. We are not going for a deep energy retrofit here but the end result should cut the energy use significantly. This is an old house with various interventions over the years, some of which we are …


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