Wagner Hodgson
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River House modern-landscape
 

River House

This site 30’ above the Connecticut River offers 180 degree panoramic views. The client wanted a modern house & landscape that would take advantage of this amazing locale, blurring the lines between inside and outside. The project sites a main house, guest house / boat storage building, multiple terraces, pool, outdoor shower, putting green and fire pit. A long concrete seat wall guides visitors to the front entry accentuated by a tall ornamental grass backdrop. Local boulders, rivers stone and River Birch where also incorporated into the entry landscape, borrowing from the materiality of the Connecticut River below. The concrete facades of the house transition into concrete site walls extending the architecture into the landscape. A flush Ipe Wood deck surrounds 2 sides of the pool opposite an architectural water fall. Concrete paving slabs disperse into lawn as it extends towards the river. A series of free-standing concrete screen walls further extends the architecture out while screening the pool area from the neighboring property. Planting was selected based upon the architectural qualities of the plants and the desire for it to be low-maintenance. A fire pit extends the pool season well into the shoulder seasons and provides a good viewing point for the river.

Photo Credit: Westphalen Photography
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Molly Fischer wrote:
Walkway - What kind of stone is used for walkway?
   Comment   February 14, 2014
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Length and width of each slab?
April 19, 2014 at 6:31PM   
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3' x 4'
April 21, 2014 at 5:43AM   
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CKlein Properties wrote:
what is the name of the round silver/blueish plant?
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that is Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' Blue Fescue Grass
November 26, 2013 at 5:53AM   
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Carlo Grossman wrote:
Tall plants on the right - What are the tall plants on the right side? Thanks!
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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' / Feather Reed Grass
November 14, 2013 at 5:31AM   
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tracola wrote:
Siding for outbuilding? - Hello - can you tell me what kind of wood was used for the siding on the outbuilding? thank you!
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I'm sorry.. You would have to ask the architect...
May 16, 2013 at 4:52AM   
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farryld wrote:
what kind of trees are these?
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Betula nigra 'Heritage' / Heritage River Birch
December 4, 2012 at 12:41PM   
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