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Andrew Ladd Builders has been creating custom homes for over 25 years. We understand the balance of quality and cost and strive to bring each client a unique and memorable experience. Working with top-level architects, ALB has the ability to create innovative, sustainable projects for a better future.
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Beaver Brook Farm: Londonderry, Vermont
The Beaver Brook Farm project began with the purchase of a colonial farmstead in Londonderry, Vermont. The project entailed a complete interior renovation, a new yellow cedar roof, new heating plants, a whole house humidification system and a breakfast nook.
The interior renovations, designed by Mary Joe Gourd, included every room in the house. The master bedroom and bath were completely rebuilt, receiving new windows and a doghouse dormer, highlighted by faux painted beams. The Master Bath features a full-depth tub with custom tile, a glass shower, granite toped vanity, and full mirror. The study was created with built-in cabinets, desk, and bookcases. The entry hall is enhanced with a unique hand painted medallion on the refinished spruce floor.
Additionally, the Breakfast Room has a one-of-a-kind ceiling consisting of four-sided, vault-finished and painted clapboards and a tile floor with radiant heat. The exterior is finished with an exposed post and beam frame and a field stonewall, which allows for an unobstructed view. The kitchen was re-worked to center around an Aga cooking center and expanded with the addition of a pantry. The Kitchen features granite counters, stainless steal under mount sinks and a custom built island.
The installation of a new, computerized heating and humidification system greatly improved the efficiently, comfort, and preservation of the old farmstead.
Grafton Road Log Home: Chester, Vermont
The Grafton Road Log Home Project is a Real Log Homes design that added a great room and bedroom wing to a preexisting log home.
The great room features a three story vaulted ceiling with a floor to ridgepole Vermont fieldstone fireplace. The great room combines the comfort of radiant heat with the old fashion look and feel of a wide board Yellow Pine floor. A log walkway spans across the upper section of the great room to elegantly connect the two separate wings of the house.
The ground level is complete with hand crafted log stares, a media-room, and a playroom. The bedroom wing has three bedrooms, a laundry room, and bath on the first floor, while the second floor is home to the master bedroom and upstairs bath—all with radiant heat. The master bathroom also features a built-in jetted tub with tiled deck, an integrated neo-angle shower, and a brilliant tile floor.
Landgrove Road Homestead: Londonderry, Vermont
The Landgrove Road Homestead project in Londonderry, Vermont is a Ramsay Gourd Architects design project that was featured in the September 2007 edition of Design New England Magazine. The project consisted of a two-story addition including a master bathroom, walk in closet, a Jack and Jill bathroom, kitchen and living room renovations, a sitting porch, standing seam roofs, replacement windows, and a detached solar powered garage.
The master bathroom includes an elegant shower and steam room, a jetted tub, and a custom-built vanity. The bathroom is finished in floor to ceiling tile and features a shared custom glass tile tub and shower with adjacent, individual powder rooms. The home interior is designed by Mary Joe Gourd and the homeowner, featuring built-in bookcases and a unique, custom TV nook.
The detached garage is a one-and-a-half car garage powered by a CET Solar Camp System. The solar power system a single panel, thousand-watt system that provides enough electricity to keep car batteries charged and supply home lighting year round.
Brooks Lane Project: Middlebury, Vermont
The Brooks Lane Project is a collaborative effort with Architect Jim Sanford of Middlebury, Vermont. The project renovated a 1930s era farmhouse by replacing a 1960s game room over the garage with a fully remodeled interior and a standing seam roof.
The family room now features a custom-built entertainment center, window nook, and bathroom. The bathroom is designed with unique tile, a dual head shower with "soft rain" and standard showerheads, and a custom designed vanity.
The interior renovation included the kitchen, living room, dinning room, reading room, both upstairs bathrooms, and the entryway. The kitchen features cherry cabinets, a granite topped island, a built-in butter block counter, a Viking range, and stainless steel appliances. The living room, dinning room, and reading room were updated with new windows, colors, and refinished hardwood floors. The upstairs bathrooms were re-insulated and refinished with custom tile work and new fixtures. The entryway was remodeled with a cherry door, new windows, and a hardwood floor.
Weston Island Project: Weston, Vermont
The Weston Island Project was a top to bottom renovation designed by Ramsey Gourde Architects. Exterior renovations consisted of a new roof, new windows, and new two-car garage. Interior renovations included multiple new bedrooms, bathrooms, and a re-designed first floor with bump-out dining room addition.
The interior design features custom tile bathrooms, stone topped vanities, and elegant fixtures throughout. The kitchen included new counters, cabinets, and appliances and is accented by a handmade mahogany island/prep-area. The living room features a coffered ceiling, Blue Stone hearth, and a refurbished country pine floor. The new kitchen, living room, and dinning room spaces elegantly show how new and old can easily flow together.
The exterior remodel completely replaced all the windows with custom built, energy efficient windows. Additionally, the project included the construction of a detached barn style two-car garage built masterfully into a hill to save space.