Home Renovations & Additions
If you are contemplating a change in the layout of your house or one that you may be thinking of purchasing, we are well-known for our fresh and innovative approach to designing and building these new spaces. Whether it is a renovation or addition, we can help incorporate your needs as well as your dreams. We work with clients who are delighted to have us affirm their vision to transform an area from purely functional to a well designed space that offers enjoyment and pleasure in their everyday lives!
This 2186 sq.ft. home was built in 1989. After living there for many years, the homeowners came to The McKernon Group’s Design staff with a long list of needs, requirements and ideas for a whole house renovation and a substantial new addition. Their challenges ranged from a dark Living Room located on the north side, […]
When you live in such a beautiful area, you will want to share it with your family and friends. These home owners decided to give their visitors their own apartment in the building over the garage. We did a complete interior renovation and it is such a wonderful place to be. We’ve included a few […]
A rustic log cabin style home was redesigned with major exterior and interior changes. The unique arch entrance was made in our cabinet shop along with the new kitchen cabinets and baths. Keeping it simple and open with clean lines, stone and wood, the changes made in this house were a a great plan for […]
This ski condominium experienced a complete update from top to bottom. The new owners chose a rustic look and a well thought-out floor plan using lot of wood, mellow tones and great lighting.
This Vermont farmhouse needed a major makeover. Appreciating the simple lines of the vernacular, the idea was to make it “true” and restore it, but not to change the overall look of the house. The interior was also renovated including a beautiful eat-in kitchen, refinished floors, extra bathrooms and restored fireplaces.
This beautifully designed ski house was a complete makeover. It was an enjoyable project for us in that it was so unique and we really enjoyed taking it from just another ski house to a work of art. Everything flows and each room has such dramatic detail. It is a 3 story structure with the […]
Like so many Vermont farmhouses, this home had been through a number of renovations. The new owner came across a photo taken in 1908 and he wanted the front of the house restored to its original facade. The back of the house was completely renovated by adding a circular deck overlooking the incredible view of […]
This was one of our first renovation projects. There were two houses on the property very close in proximity, so one was moved to another parcel of land. Barns were also relocated. Once this was done, the renovations of the main house and barns began resulting in a beautiful home surrounded with pastures and trees […]
This charming generational home was located very close to the road. The McKernon Group moved it back on the property to its present site and the one story addition adds convenient living space.
This project involved an existing log home that had been plagued with leaks. The solution to the problem was to build a rain screen over the entire structure. While addressing the problem, the owners decided to change the appearance of their house to a cedar shingle Adirondack-style. Designed by well-known architect Nils Luderowski, this is […]
This beautiful barn-home was one of our early projects. The barn was located in the back of the main house and it was moved beside the pond. The photos show what can be done with the old timbers and an open floor plan. The end result is a beautiful building with classic charm that fits […]
This addition on Lake George in New York added a lot of living space to this home. It looks as though its always been a part of the design. It was built in the dead of winter, so we did not get to actually experience this in the beautiful weather!
These homeowners love old farmhouses and enjoy designing their own space. they salvaged and reused as much as possible from the original house. A period style, 2-story addition on the backside is new, and the main house was rebuilt with several green products and energy saving techniques making it a snug home for all seasons.
This renovation involved two early 1960’s camps, which sit on steep property on the shore of Lake George. The owners wished to add living space and update the camps without changing the style of the Adirondack rustic appearances. The terrain was dramatically regraded and stonework was added to the landscaping. The most interesting part […]
For many years, we have been transforming yesterday’s barns into today’s houses using a mixture of old-time construction techniques and up-to-date amenities. Our clients see the romance and nostalgia of well-worn farm buildings and we capture this for them to make their unique and comfortable living spaces. In this particular case, the client and our […]
This was an existing summer camp that was owned by a family that had been spending summers in VT for many years. Because of their love for Vermont, they decided they wanted to winterize it and live there full time. This might have been an easy project, but there was a very imminent deadline. Their […]
The McKernon Group renovated the kitchen and built an addition to this unspoiled lakeside home, keeping the traditional look but adding the amenities for ease of vacation living.