I'm a residential designer

and I like nothing better than

making something out of nothing

turning a sow's ear into a silk purse

turning a tear-down into a family home

 

    About    

Coming the long way 'round to the home design business, I've now been at it for more than twenty years. Though new homes are always a treat, finding the good bones in a house that no one thought was worth the trouble is one of the most rewarding activities I can imagine. Turning the despair of boxy rooms, bad layout, bad plumbing and worse wiring into a family home to be proud of requires persistence, patience and the willlingness to think around corners.

 

Creativity is a given.

 

Consulting and Evaluation

 

Thinking of buying a home and not sure whether it's right for you?

A pre-purchase consult can inform you of potential pitfalls - and potential opportunities

Design

 

Offering a full range of services including:

Site evaluation

Permitting and Zoning 

Schematic Design

Construction Documents

Getting it Built

 

I can help with contractor selection, contract review and negotiation and construction oversight

 

    Services    

 

    Work    

this simple house was destined to become much grander

we added a bit here and a bit there -

this simple house was destined to become much grander

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Years of memories were stored in this tired old beach house. Untouched since the 60's it now needed to serve not one, but two extended families.

Years of memories were stored in this tired old beach house. Untouched since the 60's it now needed to serve not one, but two extended families.

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a little house needed to serve several extended families - it grew and grew

a little house needed to serve several extended families - it grew and grew

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we started with a garage - - -

custom cabinets by Gary Harcourt and Against the Grain

we started with a garage - - -

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the owner's love of antiques and all things shaker inspired the interior of this charming cottage

Heartland appliances come in lots of colors - luckily, one of the

the owner's love of antiques and all things shaker inspired the interior of this charming cottage

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the owner's existing home didn't have a large entertaining space or great access to the pool - now it does.

the owner's existing home didn't have a large entertaining space or great access to the pool - now it does.

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a new master suite for a couple planning to spend more time on the Vineyard

a new master suite for a couple planning to spend more time on the Vineyard

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this dated kitchen included a grimy industrial stove and hood - an upgrade was in order but for a home that hosts summer tenants as well as family a durable budget friendly solution was a must

Formica?
Formica?

new colors and edge treatments make formica a more than acceptable budget friendly counter surface!

this dated kitchen included a grimy industrial stove and hood - an upgrade was in order but for a home that hosts summer tenants as well as family a durable budget friendly solution was a must

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a dated galley kitchen designed by dad no longer worked for a daughter who loved to entertain

a partition wall blocked the view of the kitchen - and all communication as well

a dated galley kitchen designed by dad no longer worked for a daughter who loved to entertain

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    Contact    

9 Stoney Hill Lane

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

314 S Reading Road

Cavendish, VT 05153

 

ch@carolehunter.net

p 802 226 7027

p 508 696 0049

c 774 563 0713

 

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