Jim Westphalen

Inspirational Outbuildings

These three buildings are made for moments when “accessory” feels a lot like “necessity.” 

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A Lake Sunapee Lodge that Mixes Old and New

A Lake Sunapee lodge continues its 100-year tradition as a recreational paradise.

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A Renovated Vermont Lake House

A family’s renovated property on the shores of Lake Champlain is a master class in design execution and craftsmanship, both inside and out.

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The Great Outdoors

Time spent outside is one of the joys of New England’s warm season. These three projects offer unique routes to the same happy goal. See you soon, summer!

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A Vermont Ski House for the Whole Family

Tucked into the side of Stratton Mountain in Vermont, this house makes it easy for a family to indulge their passion for skiing.

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A Vermont Shingle Style Home Mixes Classic and Contemporary

Paul Robert Rousselle smiles when he recalls his client’s sizable wish list for the holiday home she was asking him…

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Lake Effect: Timeless Style on Lake Sunapee

Mike McClung and John Gassett both smile as they recall an early visit to the lot on New Hampshire’s Lake Sunapee where they would soon build a second home for their Boston-based clients. “It was snowing and chilly, and we

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Vanish: The Art of Jim Westphalen

For many years I have had a wonderful working relationship with Photographer Jim Westphalen. Jim and I have worked together on many of the stunning homes you see featured in New England Home as well as a host of other creative projects.

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Brian Mac at Birdseye Design house

Dramatic Effect

The couple’s original plan was to renovate their Richmond, Vermont, house. “We both have very contemporary tastes,” the wife says,…

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Lake Champlain House

Peak of Perfection

Some people spend years searching for the perfect parcel of land. Neil Gillespie spent mere minutes. It was October 2005,…

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Cynthia Knauf

Perfect Harmony: Inventive Landscape Design in Vermont

An inventive landscape designer surrounds a house with a composition of color and texture that’s beautifully in tune with the fields, forests, and mountains of north central Vermont.

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Birsdeye design minimalist

Hip to Be Square: A vacation home that’s sleek, spare and unabashedly modern

It’s sleek, spare, and unabashedly modern, but this cleverly conceived vacation home fits right in with its more traditional neighbors.

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Marcus Gleysteen exterior

Mountain Magic: A Modern Take on The Ski House

A Vermont vacation home has all the familiar ski-house design elements, from its stone facade to its fir-paneled interior walls. Still, this stylish family getaway is anything but predictable.

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Notes from the Field: Orphaned Photos

By Kyle Hoepner One of the hardest things about editing is, well, editing—that is, pruning, leaving things out. Many of…

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Editor’s Miscellany: Wonderful Woods

By Kyle Hoepner  On another day I might go on about the more flamboyant tropical woods used in twenty-first-century residential…

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