Nest — Summer 2022 | Nest | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Home + Design » Nest


Nest — Summer 2022


Published July 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Updated July 27, 2022 at 11:39 a.m.

  • Bear Cieri | John James

It's time to seize the summer, when the living spaces of Vermonters briefly expand to the great outdoors. No one blurs those lines more artfully than stonemason Thea Alvin, whose Morrisville property is a manifestation of her creative mind. Although her rows are straighter, garden guru Ellen Ecker Ogden of Manchester brings the best of both worlds to her kitchen gardens, which she recommends should be close enough to the house, as Nest's Jordan Barry writes, so "that you can start sautéeing onions on the stove, run out to harvest a handful of herbs and be back before anything burns." Thinking about installing a swimming pool? You're not alone. There's a long waiting list of Vermonters who want a bit of blue in the backyard. Charlotte-based contractor Damien Helem is fully booked this summer, too, but made time to talk to Nest about his journey from a fundamentalist Christian family in Australia to the Vermont rehab business. Find all of that — and a Vermont mastermind of mattress recycling — in this issue.

Related Stories



Comments are closed.

From 2014-2020, Seven Days allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we've appreciated the suggestions and insights, right now Seven Days is prioritizing our core mission — producing high-quality, responsible local journalism — over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.