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David Anderson Hill, Inc. is located in South Woodstock, Vermont. We use a highly personal approach to create dwellings that look and feel beautiful; that fit both the environment and your own unique lifestyle. By maintaining a limited schedule of carefully selected projects, our principals, David Hill and Susan Fuller, are able to attend to every aspect of the design, oversee the selection of all materials, and continually confer with each artisan and tradesperson.

We are committed to crafting homes of enduring appeal and value.


David Anderson Hill

“I believe in earth-friendly homes and in making the process of remodeling or building a new home enjoyable and satisfying for everyone involved.”

A native of Pennsylvania, David graduated from Brown University with a degree in Bio-Geology. His building career began in 1975, when he co-founded a firm that specialized in the meticulous process of identifying, dismantling, labeling, relocating, and reassembling old barn frames. Their projects extended beyond New England, as far away as Aspen, Colorado. “We discovered there were a lot of barns that were falling down,” says Hill, recalling the company’s genesis, “but we also realized these old barns had great frames. The owners were planning on demolishing these irreplaceable structures, and we were able to give them new life.” Although the “green building” movement had not yet been officially coined, his barn reconstruction and adaptive reuse made him an early leader in the field. Honing the knowledge David gained from these successful early homes, he has come to be considered a foremost expert on timber framing, and on the use of salvaged materials. In his 30-plus years as a homebuilder, Hill has developed a keen ability to bring together the right design and building team. David and his partner Susan Fuller established David Anderson Hill, Inc. in 1992, working out of their historic farmhouse in South Woodstock, where he has resided since 1975.

Susan Fuller

“Whether it is 1,500 square feet, or 10,000 square feet, any home we build is comfortable to live in, easy to maintain, designed to fit its surroundings, and beautiful.”

Susan possesses an intuitive ability to create beauty, “It’s in the details: trims, finishes, colors – the way the light filters in at different times of day, setting a window to provide the most pleasing outlook from a favorite chair, creating gathering spaces that reflect each client’s lifestyle.” As a Vermont native, Susan also carries with her a profound understanding of the landscape. She earned her B.S. in Housing and Design from the University of Vermont (UVM) in 1975. Her design skills and philosophy evolved through her extensive post-graduate work in Conservation and Historic Preservation at UVM, The Smithsonian Institution, Cooperstown Farmers' Museum, MIT, and Boston University, and from her practical work experience as a professional draftsperson. “I strive to blend timeless, classic elements with good, clean design,” says Fuller, “the result is a plan that is simple to execute, yet adds nuance and innate charm to the structure.” In 1978 Susan returned to Woodstock and served for five years as a Conservator at the Billings Farm Museum. She became a full-time home designer in 1983. As a mother, wife, gardener, cook, pet owner, and overall creative force, Susan appreciates what eases and enlivens the tasks of daily living, and applies that knowledge to enhancing the livability of any space. In addition to her talents in design and color selection, Susan lends her customer and subcontractor relations’ skills to David Anderson Hill, Inc.


Customer Comments

"You conceptualize your new home. You dream about it, try to sketch it. David and Susan took our concepts and made them work. Nothing in our house was standard, from the salvaged barn frame to the smallest details. It was a wonderful relationship among David and Susan and the subcontracting crew. There was never any glitch. It was more than we dreamed of, and everyone who worked on it was, I think, very proud."
- Frank O’Connell -

"I was looking for post and beam construction and we came across an article about David deconstructing a barn. I figured if he could do that kind of work, he could build a house for us too. We live two hours away, but David and Susan kept us informed throughout. There were a lot of questions near the end to make it all work. David would scratch his head for a minute and then get to work and come up with a plan that solved the problem."
- Dr. Rick Hicks -

"I tell anyone who wants to get the most out of their remodeling budget to contact Susan. instead of replacing all my kitchen cabinets and counters, Susan suggested I open a wall, move my oven, and with a little paint here and one additional counter surface there created a fantastic country kitchen. I thought I would have to replace a lot of windows, woodwork, and trim. Instead, Susan was able to create the look and feel I wanted through the strategic use of paint color and furniture placement alone."
- Cynthia Weiss -

"Susan is extremely creative in areas you might not expect. Both David and Susan gave the carpenters and tradespeople the freedom to be creative, to demonstrate creative flair. Hill and Fuller deserve all the credit for guiding this project to completion. It was a completely smooth operation."
- Barbara O’Connell, Woodstock, VT and Boston, MA -

Working with David Anderson Hill was an artistic collaboration with our ideas and his, making the end result - our transformed 1870 barn - into a true work of art. His attention to every detail from 20” wide salvaged floorboards to large hearthstones has made our home such a joy to inhabit. We would strongly recommend him.
- Charlotte and Ron Jackson -

"My wife found a 22-acre piece of heavily forested property in an excellent location. It was difficult to imagine what it could be;. ; even the listing agent could not envision that the land would ever have significant value. Susan hacked through the property was able to recognize the diamond in the rough. We now have a fabulous view building site with a fantastic naturally fed pond. It is beyond what we ever thought we could afford, and by far our best financial investment to date."
- Benjamin Asher -


Recognition

• Timberpeg® “Dealer of the Year,” 2004
• Timberpeg “Customer Service Award,” 2007
• Featured cover story Builder/Architect Magazine, January 2008


Suggested reading

Some of our favorite books on building and design:

Connolly, M. Caren and Wasserman, Louis. Cottage: America's Favorite Home Inside and Out. Newtown Ct.: The Taunton Press, 2005

Endersby, Elric and Greenwood, Alexander and Larkin, David. Barn: The Art of a Working Building. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992

Susanka, Sarah. Creating the Not So Big House. Newtown, Ct.: The Taunton Press, 2000.

Jacobson, Max and Silverstein, Murray and Winslow, Barbara. Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design. Newtown, Ct.: The Taunton Press, 2005.

Knapp, Ed. The New Old House: Designing with Reclaimed Materials. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2002.

Versaci, Russell. Creating a New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home. Newtown, Ct.: The Taunton Press, 2003


Resources and Related Links

Websites that you may find interseting, useful or informative:

dpf Design
Supporting Architecture With Color Surface And Interior Design
www.dpfdesign.com

Wetmore-Buchheit Land and Estate Brokers
The leading marketer of distinctive properties in the greater Woodstock, Vermont area
www.wbllc.net

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture
Complete Landscape Architectural Services
www.sblainc.com

The Kedron Valley Inn
Kedron Valley Inn, Since 1828, Woodstock's most historic Inn. 27 guest rooms, tavern, restaurant , swimming lake, horseback riding and 35 minutes away from four of Vermont's best known ski areas. South Woodstock, Vermont
www.kedronvalleyinn.com

ShackletonThomas
Makers of fine handmade furniture, pottery & accessories.
www.shackletonthomas.com

Simon Pearce Restaurant
The Simon Pearce Restaurant is located in a historical woolen mill. The dining room offers the picturesque view of the Ottauquechee River and its covered bridge. A glass enclosed terrace is perched over the river's waterfall. Signature dishes include the sesame seared chicken Vermont cheddar and the horseradish crusted cod. Meals are served on Simon Pearce glassware and dinnerware, which are available in the adjacent retail store. Complete your visit by observing master glassblowers in the workshop. The entire facility is powered by hydroelectric power. Dinner reservations are encouraged. 802.295.1470
www.simonpearce.com

Ski Vermont
A listing of the many Cross Country and Alpine ski facilities located throughout the state of Vermont.
www.skivermont.com

The Green Mountain Horse Association
GMHA, in South Woodstock, Vermont, is one of the nation's leading competition and equestrian education facilities.
www.gmhainc.org

Foard Panel
Specializing in the manufacture and installation of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS).
www.foardpanel.com

Rob Karosis
Award winning architectural/interior design and landscape photography.
www.robkarosis.com


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