I love a small house that has been thoughtfully designed, and this “petite antique classic country Cape” in Vermont is a perfect example. When I saw it featured on Houzz, I had to share!
It was built in the 1820s and needed a lot of work when the architectural firm Smith & Vansant was hired to update it: “The size of the original building was very small, so everything we did needed to respect that scale.”
They made smart use of every corner, niche, and inch of space.
“The house is quite small by today’s standards,” says Pi Smith, the project architect.
This is a house for readers, with built-in bookshelves tucked into almost every room.
They wanted to use “every conceivable nook & cranny as creatively as possible for storage.”
Take the tour at Houzz and learn more about their work at Smith & Vansant.
Photography by Rob Karosis; GC Ludwig Leskovar.
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