The McKernon Group has been designing, building, restoring and renovating in Vermont and Upstate New York since 1987. We have constructed a wide range of homes including Quintessential New England, Adirondack Style, Dutch Colonial, and Contemporary. We have designed, built, renovated and repaired barns, bridges, silos. We have built camps, post & beam homes, estates, new and antique timber frame barns, vacation homes and primary residences. They are located on mountain tops, lakesides, in town and on country roads. A large proportion of our work is for out-of-state owners of second homes.
Located in the Village of a resort town, this second home provides a nice weekend getaway for its owners. With the use of the basement, space above the garage and an open floor plan, this 1960 square footprint house feels larger, while still keeping the smaller scale of a cottage. The wood detail on the […]
This quintessential farmhouse was the dream of a family that acquired a site with absorbing views and one of the finest maple sugar groves in Vermont. The concept of the house with an attached barn was developed, and an old barn frame in storage was assembled to accommodate the great room. The design involves a […]
Built in the middle of winter on top of a mountain, this home was a physical challenge for our company. The end result was spectacular. Designed with spacious rooms and astounding views of the mountains and valleys, it is a haven. The owners built barns for their horses and there are additional outbuildings for […]
The owners of this highly efficient new house were determined to create a responsible, earth-friendly and cost-stable primary home. A few of the many green building/green living aspects of this home include photovoltaic panels, LED lighting, a root cellar and geothermal heating/air conditioning. Designed and sited for maximum solar gain, this house was carefully placed […]
This timber-frame home was designed by Bensonwood Design and built by The McKernon Group. The site and access were quite a challenge. Over 4000 square feet , the house is built on the side of a mountain with an incredible view. Rustic in appearance, it is 3 stories high build on an insulated concrete foundation. […]
A re-used barn frame from Sudbury, Vermont is a fantastic feature of this ski home located in Warren, Vermont. Although the footprint is only 1340 square feet, the openness of the floor plan on both the first and second floors makes this house feel much larer. The details that the barn frame creates gives this […]
This beautiful home was made from 3 barns which were salvaged and moved just a short distance to the top of the hill. Joined together, the resulting house is a great example of what can be done to create a unique structure filled with ambiance and Vermont charm.
This old barn from Vermont became the living space for this new home. Taken apart piece by piece it was moved to its new location and has become the center of this new home.
The McKernon Group was contacted by the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and was asked to donate our company resources for the purpose of designing and building a house for a special Vermont family. Assuming full responsibility for the build, we had just a few weeks to plan, organize, gather volunteers and seek donations. […]
This is not your grandad’s deer camp! This cozy rustic camp is tucked away at the end of a jeep road, and is completely off the grid. It is equipped with solar, storage batteries, foam spray and many other energy conservation systems. It has a comfortable living area with a wood stove, kitchen, bedroom and […]
This home speaks for itself as far as siting, style, function and charm. Architecturally designed and custom built, it blends both traditional and contemporary styling with views of one of Vermont’s beautiful lakes. There are porches and decks on every level and the 4-season house is designed for family vacations. It was such a pleasure […]
This very appealing custom home was designed and constructed in 6 weeks time after a tree fell and destroyed the original building. This house has charm, is economical and designed with an open floor plan on one level, making it ideal for retirement.
This fabulous vacation home overlooking a peaceful lake inhabited by loons was the collaboration of two sisters and their families. Working with our architect, the spacious open plan is designed to capture lake views and to host family vacations. To accommodate both sisters, there are two master bedrooms with common living space, a deck and […]
This newly-built 1000 square foot darling lake house is a wonderful illustration of how you can have all that you want and need in a smaller structure without giving up charm and function. The downstairs has that lake view that we are all looking for, a fireplace and nice sized kitchen, along with a master […]
This spacious home is located in the snow belt of southern Vermont. It sits on a knoll and as you drive down the road you look up, because you can’t help but be drawn to the dignified simple lines of the house. It is designed for beauty, function and custom made for the owners’ interests […]
This cottage style lake house is built overlooking Lake Bomoseen and it is sited for the beautiful view of the lake with decks on the first and second floor. It has 2100 sq feet of living space with an open floor plan on the first floor. The kitchen has painted cabinets with stone top counters. […]
This small camp overlooks a beautiful Vermont lake. It is well designed for maintenance free living enabling its owners to truly relax when spending time at their vacation home. The house shows what you can do with space designed to incorporate an open plan. The rooms take advantage of lake views adding light and […]
A cabin was purchased 25 years ago by a family that loves their location on the lake. Over the years it had been patched many times but it was falling apart faster than they could put it back together. They loved the spot, and decided to tear down and rebuild. The result was this spacious […]
This hospitable Adirondack home is very appropriately designed and sited for its location. Overlooking Lake George, the camp is built to maximize the view of the lake. The trees and rocks remained and we worked around them as much as possible. The vacation home can accommodate a large group in every season. The interior is […]
These authentic Adirondack style camps were built on lakeside property that were the site of two camps for several generations. There were many features that the owner wanted to incorporate into the new buildings and much of the wood and stone were saved for that purpose. Using the same footprints, and similar design, a second […]
The homeowner, a professional interior designer, spent 7 years planning this incredible house. http://www.elizabethguestinteriors.com/ It is located on 2 1/2 acres overlooking the water and is designed in the Adirondack style of the great camps. It has 3 finished floors and the great room is the hub of the building. All exterior woods are native […]
This spacious vacation home was designed by Yankee Barn and the construction actually began during the winter months. The homeowners were settled in by summer.
Built to replicate a 200 year old European farmhouse, this residence is an example of how new construction can incorporate the past. It has all the modern conveniences and sensibilities including an Energy Star rating. Built in the 80’s with insulated concrete forms, this Dutch colonial was one of the first super efficient homes […]
In designing and creating a comfortable cottage for this family of five, the arrangement of space was an issue for this 1586 square footprint home. Built-ins placed in usable spaces provided great opportunity for plenty of storage for the family’s belongings. The favorite feature for the children is a 1 1/2 story bunk room with a spectacular view […]
Our company was chosen by Chip Webster A.I.A. of Nantucket Design Center to build this home. This energy efficient award-winning home is beautifully sited on the water and is full of personality and detail. With over 13,000 square feet of living space, the house is constructed of stone with red and white cedar shingles. There […]
This is an energy efficient house design that is beautifully detailed with natural components and built in 6 months. Currently occupied as a vacation home for a young family with children, the house is spacious and open with large open rooms that allow flexibility when inviting friends and family to share their space. The focus […]
This wonderful Adirondack camp is the design of Nils Luderowski. It was built into the slope of the hill on the edge of a pond, so it is not visible from the road. It is full of detail. The exterior eyebrow carving is of Scandinavian influence and has the authentic green roof and black shingles […]