Haynes & Garthwaite Architects

Woodstock Bomb Shelter

This Woodstock Vermont home was built in 1950 as a bomb shelter.  In 2000 a second floor was added to the original structure's 20" thick concrete walls and 8" thick concrete floors.  For this project, the existing two bedroom home was completely renovated and additions were designed to maximize connections to a pond, fields and hardwood forest.  The first floor of the addition includes a spacious kitchen and dining room that transitions to a living room with a vaulted ceiling.  The screened porch opens onto a pergola and terrace with a fire pit.  The existing barn was expanded and the second floor was converted into a bunk room with a cupola.