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

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we added a bit here and a bit there -

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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.

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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.

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

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

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we started with a garage - - -

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custom cabinets by Gary Harcourt and Against the Grain

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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Formica?
Formica?

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

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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

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

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

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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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