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Walter Chambers House

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1928, Milton Lee Crandell. U.S. 2, 1 mile south of Blockhouse Point Rd. Visible only from Lake Champlain

Walter Chambers, an attorney from Glens Falls, New York, built this camp for himself on the east shore of North Hero Island. Designed by Crandell, also from Glens Falls, it utilizes a rustic Craftsman vocabulary of fieldstone masonry, broad stained clapboards, exposed rafter tails, dominant gabled roof, and shed-roofed dormers. Yet the symmetrical composition gives the camp a distinctively formal quality. On the landward side, twin wings form a sheltered entrance court dominated by a central fieldstone chimney between paired French doors. The lake side has a one-and-a-half-story, three-bay central section where sets of French doors open onto a recessed, full-width porch on paired square posts, its module marked by dormers above. Recessed lower wings with four-window clusters and dormers close the composition to either side. Handsome proportions and sophisticated design make this one of the finest Craftsman buildings in the state.

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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson
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Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, "Walter Chambers House", [North Hero, Vermont], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VT-01-GI5.

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Cover: Buildings of Vermont

Buildings of Vermont, Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 186-186.

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