South Cove Residence

South Cove Residence
Shelburne, Vermont

This 15 acre site is located on the southern end of historic Shelburne Farms, a property originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead for the Vanderbilt / Webb family. The site design attempts to soften the formal, classical character of the house with a minimal approach to the landscape. The stone and wood house is sited to enjoy both the southern and westerly views while integrating within the rolling agrarian landscape. The design creates a series of outdoor spaces which through classic geometry fade away into the more rugged lakeshore. A simple, yet elegant bluestone terrace bordered by perennials and a low stonewall, creates a space for entertaining on the south side of the house. Large trees of 8" and 10" caliper were planted to add a feeling of maturity to the landscape while creating a sense of intimate scale.

Photo Credit: Westphalen Photography

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charisvoss
Charis van Nostrand Landscape Design added this to Kerrigan Residence22 October 2021

OPTION: Garden bed plant combination- Miscanthus morning light grass, salvia (purple), and multi-stemmed Ivory silk lilac (tree)- This shrub/tree would be a smaller scale in our climate zone (this property is in the US)

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ajhopwood added this to Landscape1 May 2021

Color / texture contrast of the trees and plants

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Charis van Nostrand Landscape Design added this to 84 Second Ave7 April 2021

Grass /perrenial/multi-stemmed ivory silk combo

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