Vermont Custom Builders of Barns & Homes


Traditional Home
Whether you prefer Capes or Colonials, Vermont Country Builders can construct as simple or intricate a structure as you desire. It’s all in the details. Planning roof pitches and overhangs, window size and type, clapboard exposure, trim detail, and overall proportion—each important element contributes to homes we never tire of and that stand the test of time.

This house is a good example of what we call a New/Old House. The historical lines, proportions, roof pitches, continuous architecture and trim detail mask the high end upgrades which make this house energy efficient with every modern convenience. Hi-R foam, blown in cellulose insulation, HVAC heat/AC, air to air heat pump and modern appliances are just a few of the energy efficient features. The windows sport historical sill detail and SDL bars for the effect of single glaze windows but with the U-factor of low-E insulated glass. All in all—the best of both old and new.

Car Barn with Living
House and barn | Porch | Hall
Garage | Kitchen | Bath

Traditional Home
Porch | Great Room | Kitchen
Master Beams | Bath
Built as a spec house, this home offers a large timber framed great room with fireplace, cathedral master on first floor with beamed collar ties and bath, large tiled entry, radiant heat, 2 porches, wide pine flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, soapstone fireplace surround, high end historical Marvin windows with simulated divided lites, and much more. This home's attributes work well for part or full time owners.
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Traditional overhangs, exterior trim details and proportions make this home a time-honored cape from the driveway approach while a walk-out basement, dormer, and lots of glass on the rear capture the views and abundant sunshine. Each of the three bedrooms has a private bathroom. Sprayed-in foam insulation, radiant heat, HRV (heat recovery ventilation), passive solar, florescent lighting, and fireplace doors together contributed to meet Vermont's energy code requirements. Nice tile work, custom cabinetry, crown molding, wide pine floors, oil rubbed bronze hardware complete Ian's handsome home.
Kitchen | Dining | Master Bath

Cape with Car Barn Sunroom | Post & Beam Kitchen
Another Interior View
Cape with Attached Car Barn
We recently moved into our new home and are now enjoying the fruits of our labor. Blending ideas from both of our parents’ homes —along with some new ones of our own—we’ve created a warm and expansive living space in just 2300 square feet. With the sun’s golden glow entering the rear windows of the kitchen and sunroom, cathedral timber-frame rafters in the kitchen, an open floor plan, and an attached post-and-beam Vermont Car Barn, we feel that we can have our cake and eat it too! Be sure to visit the Energy Efficient Page to see how we obtained a 5-star energy rating.

Creating a variation on Connor's "Sarah Taylor House" a conscious effort was made to blend the façade of a federal style colonial with a functional multi-windowed rear to enjoy the superb Green Mountain vista. The lower level walk-out was dictated by the sloped site, and boulders reaped from the digging will form the flanking retaining walls. Jennifer has opted for a super-efficient wood masonry heater (Russian Fireplace) in lieu of the more traditional open hearth Rumford-style fireplaces generally built in reproduction homes. With three levels and bonus room above the garage, there is plenty of room to raise a growing family. See Connor Home Construction

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